Mr Zubair Ahmed Siddiqui has the honour to be the first “DIRECTOR” of Regional Meteorological Centre, for Gilgit-Baltistan region (Northern Areas) of Pakistan.


He received his M.Sc.(Physics) degree and PGD (Post Graduate Diploma) in Computer & Information Science from the “University of Karachi”, and received his M.S. / M.Phil.(Meteorology) degree from the “Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology” CHINA.


He joined Pakistan Meteorological Department in 1999 as a "Meteorologist" through Federal Public Service Commission.


He has passed various departmental courses as per World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Curriculum / Syllabii, including BIP-MT and BIP-M.


He has served at PMD’s Climate Data Processing Centre (CDPC) and at the Institute of Meteorology & Geophysics (IMG - the training centre of PMD) and OJT at Aviation Met Office at Karachi Airport.


He has vast experience in the fields of Meteorology, Climatology and other related Atmospheric and Earth Sciences including Teaching & Training and Research as well. 


He has represented Pakistan in various National and international/foreign conferences, seminars, workshops and trainings, including some in Tokyo-Japan, Seoul-South Korea, China, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Geneva-Switzerland etc.


Some of his research papers have been published in reputed national and international peer reviewed Scientific Journals.


In the Gilgit-Baltistan region (Northern Areas of Pakistan), he is leading a team of professionals including Senior Meteorologists / Deputy Directors, Meteorologists, Met. Electronic Engineers, Met. Sub Engineers & Met.Technicians and other technical & supporting staff, working in a vast network of Met Observing Stations, Aviation Met Offices, GLOF Stations and Automatic Weather Stations, covering about 73,000 Sq KMs of the extreme northern, mountaneous and glacial parts of Pakistan. Being the first "Director" posted here, he has the honour to be the pioneer of planning & establishing the basic infrastructure and setup of RMC in this region.








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