Mr. Mahboob Ali is currently working as Member Executive at the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA), supervising activities of nuclear and radiation safety and other related aspects of radiation facilities and nuclear installations.
Mr. Ali obtained an M.Sc (Physics) from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, in 1978. In 1979, he completed a post-graduate course on health/medical physics at the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), previously Centre for Nuclear Studies (CNS). In 1983/84 he completed a one-year Junior Professional course at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
He has more than 35 years of experience in radiation protection and regulatory activities related to the use of radioactive sources and radiation apparatus for industrial, medical and other purposes and their associated potential hazards.
Before the creation of PNRA in 2001, Mr. Ali participated in the development of nuclear legislation for Pakistan and following the promulgation of the Pakistan Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (PNSRP) Ordinance in 1984 he was involved in establishing functions of radiation protection and regulatory activities as per requirements of the Ordinance.
Mr. Ali was a member of the IAEA Radiation Safety Standards Committee (RASSC) from 2005 to 2007, and from 2008 to 2010. He collaborated with various IAEA missions including Radiation Safety Infrastructure Appraisal (RaSIA) and Integrated Regulatory Review Services (IRRS) and also on IAEA RAS projects on radiation protection infrastructure and other IAEA projects related to regulatory requirements for enforcement and implementation of regulations.
Mr. Ali has been the representative of Pakistan to UNSCEAR since its fifty-ninth session (2012).