Iqbal Ahmed Jumani, 317/Latif

Iqbal Ahmed Jumani

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Iqbal Ahmed Jumani, kit no. 317/Latif House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1962 and left in 1966 during his 11th class studies.

He was born on 8 January 1949. After leaving Petaro, he completed his Intermediate and then went on to do his B.A. and M.A.(Political Science) with First Class First position.

He got married to Mrs. Fehmida on 19 March 1977. They have 4 children - Jamal, Fizza, Maliha and Kamal.

Iqbal Jumani was a well liked cadet during his days at Petaro, and he was the Captain of the Latif House Junior Cricket Team.

In 1966, upon the death of his father, Iqbal Jumani had to leave Petaro prematurely and take care of family lands and family affairs at such a young age. Thus, during the next 5 years, most of his time was spent on family lands while he also pursued his studies privately. He obtained his M.A. in Political Science from the Sindh University in 1971.

In the same year, he decided to enter into professional life, and sat for the CSS examination. He was selected as a part of the last batch of CSS officers of united Pakistan prior to the 1971 war with India.

Iqbal Jumani was inducted into the Income Tax department in 1972 and served as Assistant Commissioner / Taxation Officer until 1983 at different stations. In 1984, he was promoted to the rank of Additional Commissioner Income Tax and served at Karachi, Hyderabad and Multan until 1994.

During this same period, he obtained a USAID scholarship for the International Tax Program at the Harvard Law School in 1986-1987. After his return from USA, he was posted to the Ministry of Defence Production as Deputy Secretary in 1988-1989.

In 1994, he was promoted to the position of Commisisoner Income Tax. He served in this position until 2006 at Karachi and Hyderabad. During this period, he was also posted to Islamabad at the CBR Head Office during 2001-2002 as Chief of Direct Tax Administration.

His next promotion was in 2007 when he was posted as the Director General of Regional Tax Office at Hyderabad. In the following year, i.e. 2008, he was appointed Member of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, which was a Grade 21 appointment.

Iqbal Jumani finally retired from government service in 2009 upon reaching retirement age.

Since his retirement, he has been leading a private life and is involved as a Consultant with Sindh Social Sector Support Services, an NGO established by Mr. Abdullah Khadim Hussain. The objective of this organization is to motivate and provide encouragement to poor children in the Lyari area to acquire education, primarily those children whose parents are afflicted with the drugs problem. Iqbal Jumani was instrumental in getting the exemption for this organization in the year 2000 while he was still in government service.  In the past, he has been involved with other charitable work as well, especially in supporting a school at Sohrab Goth in 1994.

He is fluent in Urdu, English, Sindhi and Punjabi languages.

Iqbal Jumani has been a very active member of the Petarian Association for over 2 decades. He has been a member of the Managing Committee of TPA since 1990 and was elected the President of the Petarian Association for a two year period in 1998. He is a well respected member among the senior Petarians. In his latest capacity, he is the first Convenor of the Petarian Association's Election Committee under the new set up to convert the organization into a global body.