Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources

 Mr. Arshad Mirza

Secretary for Petroleum & Natural Resources 

Room No.302, 3rd Floor, A block Pak Secretariat

Phone: + (92-51) 9211220
Fax: + (92-51) 9103998


Mr. Arshad Mirza joined civil service in the District Management Group in 1983, after completing a Masters in Public Administration from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. He later enrolled in National Defence University for higher training and obtained another masters degree in Defence and Strategic Studies. He also attended advance study courses at Harvard University, University of Manchester and University of Connecticut.

Having served as Assistant Commissioner, Chakwal and Murree, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jhelum, Gujranwala and Rawalpindi and Deputy Commissioner Jhelum besides Director, Local Government, Administrator Municipal Corporation and Project Director, Barani Area Development, Rawalpindi, he has vast experience in public administration and policy.

Additionally, he has also served in various capacities with the Government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, including Secretary in the Works and Services and Health departments as well as Additional Secretary, Finance and Planning and Development departments.

Mr. Mirza was then transferred to the Federal Government as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Revenue (PMSP Wing) in May 2005, followed by postings in the Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) and Environment Division and also worked as Additional Secretary in the Finance and Water and Power divisions.

Mr. Arshad Mirza was appointed Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) by the board with effect from July 8, 2014 until the appointment of a regular incumbent, in accordance with the Government Notification of July 7, 2014. Mr. Mirza became part of the PPL board in December, 2013 and was re-elected as Director on September 16, 2014. He is a member of the board's Operations and Finance, Human Resource, Risk Management and Procurement committees.

Mr. Mirza also served as Managing Director of Government Holdings (Private) Limited and Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan.

He joined the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources on July 22, 2013 as Additional Secretary. He assumed the charge of Federal Secretary Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources on 23rd January, 2015.