After passing out from Petaro, Shaukat Nawaz
proceeded to become an engineer and joined
Peshawar University to study Mechanical
Engineering. However, after a year of study, he
passed the ISSB and decided to join
Pakistan Army in March 1970 in the 44th Long
Course. He was commissioned into the infantry and
joined 3 Baloch Regiment. He participated in the 1971 war against
During the 1971 War,
he was wounded at Cheena Beeli Chand Sector and
was awarded a Golden Stripe for his bravery.
In 1977, he was
posted to the Pakistan Military Academy as a
Platoon Commander while he was a Captain.
With his interest in
languages, he took a course in German language in
1981. Soon thereafter, he was posted to the GHQ in
the MS Branch while he was a Major.
In 1982, he opted to
sit for the CSS examination and was selected. He
thus took premature retirement from the army as a
major to join the civil services in the DMG
(District Management Group).
His first posting
was as Assistant Commissioner at Jhelum.
Subsequently, he served as AC at Kabirwala and
Vehari. In subsequent years, he served as Director
Estate Management with FDA (Faisalabad Development
Authority), Deputy Commissioner at Toba Tek Singh,
Assistant Director Anti Corruption Rawalpindi and
Deputy Secretary Cabinet Division.
In 1997, he was
moved to the Ministry of Defence as Deputy
Secretary. A year later in 1998, he was promoted
to the position of Joint Secretary in the Ministry
of Defence. He got his last promotion to the
position of an Additional Secretary a few months
before his retirement, and he was posted as the
head of NATPOW (National Trust for Population
Welfare), which is is mandated to create an
effective partnership between Government & Donors
and Civil Society & Private Sector.
NATPOW provides technical support & financial
assistance to its affiliated Civil Society
Organizations (CSOs) / Private Sector for
improving Reproductive Health & Family Planning
(RH&FP) status of women, children & men.f
While he was with
the civil services, he underwent training at
different institutions. He attended the NIPA-66
course in 1994, the APCSS course at Hawaii in
2000, and the NESA course at Washington DC in
He was always had an
exceptional lover for his collection of weapons
and fishing equipment. He was an excellent
marksman and participated in tournaments at
Peshawar University as a student, and at the CISUM
with the Pakistan Shooting Team.
Shaukat Nawaz Janjua
retired from government service in 2008.