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    Mr. Shah was born and raised in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. His current position is Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) for the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan. The office of ADC is responsible to oversee the performance of various government departments located in the jurisdiction of the district, including law enforcement. His office also coordinates and monitors with the development agencies and development projects, which entitles his office to convene public assemblies to resolve issues pertinent to pre and post disaster relief and rehabilitation process. Mr. Shah successfully negotiated with the tribal society of Diamer, which allowed the construction of the 4500 MW Diamer-Bhasha Dam to begin the on-site project work. Mr. Shah earned a bachelor degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in International Relations from Karakoram International University, Gilgit. During his fellowship at the University of Minnesota, he will study models of public policy making and its relevance to the Pakistan’s public sector.  He is committed to return to Pakistan, and plans to design and implement policies that will serve better the public through reforms in public sector.