Shaukat Nawaz Janjua, 376/Jinnah


Maj(R) Shaukat Nawaz Janjua

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Shaukat Nawaz Janjua, kit no. 376/Jinnah House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1962 in 11th class and left the college in 1964 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 9 February 1948 at Matore in Tehsil Kahuta, District Rawalpindi. He got married to Mrs. Mumtaz on 20 September 1975. They have 4 children - Nuzhat, Kaiser, Hina and Sana.

He died of a sudden and massive heart attack on 18 April, 2011 at Rawalpindi.

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 India.

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 2002.

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.