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. Bangwar had no reservations about being awesome and authoritative. The New York-based bureaucrat is thrilled to be serving the Karachi neighborhood.
“North Nazimabad, it’s a privilege to serve you as your new Assistant Commissioner,” Bangwar recently tweeted.
North Nazimabad, it’s a privilege to serve you as your new Assistant Commissioner. pic.twitter.com/MG0yc6YosY
— Hazim Bangwar (@HazimBangwar) February 1, 2023
Many people are curious about Bangwar because he is so different from his peers.
Who would have thought a singer would become an Assistant Commissioner? It may appear to be an unlikely situation, but an uber cool, fashionable, gen-z figure is in charge of the administrative affairs of Karachi’s North Nazimabad neighborhood.
Bangwar, who was born on December 30, 1993 in Karachi, moved to New York and attended Midwood High School. His mother, Feroze Akbar, is an architect by trade 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.
Bangwar spent his free time in the studios during his academic days in London, 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 hearing the demo, Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Lovine signed a two-year deal with Bangwar.
— Hazim Bangwar (@HazimBangwar) July 8, 2022
Hazim released his first mix tape under Interscope Records, “One Man Army,” in 2013, with the lead single “Run Em,” which later served many artists, including Havana Brown.
Bangwar was offered a deal as a singer/songwriter by Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr under Young Money Entertainment after writing for artists such as Jessie J, Future, Ciara, Juelz, T-Pain, Jason Derulo, and Nick Minaj.
Bangwar released his first single, “Haram,” in November 2019, and it charted at #5 in South Korea, #1 in Hungary, #2 in Egypt, and #5 in India. Bangwar became the first Pakistani singer to reach the international charts with an English song as a result of this achievement.
Bangwar released his second single, “Hell Ya,” in February 2020, earning him the number one spot in Ghana music charts, the number two spot in France, the number one spot in South Korea, and the number one spot in Austria. He released his first Urdu song, “Tujhko Bhulaya,” in 2021.
In addition, the accomplished singer attended major music awards in Hollywood.
Bangwar qualified for the SPSC Examination and was appointed as a PMS Officer upon his return to Pakistan. He is currently the Karachi Central Assistant Commissioner.