Who’d have guessed a singer would become an Assistant Commissioner? It may appear to be an unusual circumstance, yet an ultra cool, stylish, gen-z figure is in charge of the administrative activities of Karachi’s North Nazimabad district.
With his mixed ethnicities, Hazim Bangwar is on a mission to change the face of Pakistani bureaucracy. The 30-year-old officer comes from a wealthy family, with an Iraqi mother and a father who has already served as a deputy inspector general (DIG) in the police force.
Hazim Bangwar recently tweeted, “North Nazimabad, it’s a privilege to serve you as your new Assistant Commissioner.”
North Nazimabad, it’s a privilege to serve you as your new Assistant Commissioner. pic.twitter.com/MG0yc6YosY
— Hazim Bangwar (@HazimBangwar) February 1, 2023
Hazim Bangwar, who was born on December 30, 1993 in Karachi, relocated to New York and attended Midwood High School. His mother, Feroze Akbar, is an architect from Iraq. Ali Akbar Bangwar, his father, was a DIG in Pakistan.
Bangwar spent six years in London, where he earned his first degree in Fashion Design & Marketing from AIU London and his second degree LLB from University of London.
During his academic days in London, Bangwar spent his free time in the studios where his demos were heard by Evan Rogers and later shipped out to Interscope Records where Jay Brown, an A&R executive at the record label, was one of the first to hear the demo. After Jimmy Lovine, the CEO at Interscope Records, heard the demo and he signed a two-year deal with Bangwar.
Having written for artists such as Jessie J, Future, Ciara, Juelz, T-Pain, Jason Derulo and Nicki Minaj, Bangwar was offered a deal by Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr under Young Money Entertainment as a singer/songwriter.
In November 2019, Bangwar released his first single titled “Haram“, which charted #5 in South Korea, #1 in Hungry, #2 in Egypt and #5 in India. This feat made Bangwar the first Pakistani singer to reach the international charts with an English song.
Upon his return to Pakistan, Bangwar qualified SPSC Examination and secured the spot as a PMS Officer. He is currently serving as the Assistant Commissioner of Karachi Central.