Mr Zubair Ahmed Siddiqui has the honour
to be the first “DIRECTOR” of Regional Meteorological Centre, Gilgit-Baltistan.
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.
has vast experience in the fields of Meteorology, Climatology and other
related Atmospheric and Earth Sciences including Teaching & Training and
He has represented Pakistan in various foreign
conferences, seminars, workshops and trainings in Japan, South Korea, China, India, Sri Lanka
and Myanmar 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,
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.