Post Retirement Activities (May 2018 onwards)

Employer: Suis Proje Engineering & Consulting Co. Ltd. (Turkey)

Designation: Assert Management / MIS Expert


Responsibilities: Carried out technical due diligence of the following projects:

Upper Jhelum Canal System Water Productivity Improvement Project (UJC Punjab)

Punjab Link Canals Water Productivity Improvement Project (Punjab Link Canals)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Water Resources Development Project

Employer: EBA Engineering Inc. (USA)

Designation: Project Coordinator / Country Manager (Pakistan)

Project: Lahore Water & Wastewater Management Project – Sewerage System from Larech Colony to Gulshan-e-Ravi, Lahore (through trenchless Technology)

May 2022 – to date (Intermittent Assignment)

Employer: ECCL Singapore Pte Ltd

Designation: Hydraulic Expert
Project: Consulting Services for Construction Management and Related Works for Construction Supervision of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multipurpose Project, Nepal

Employer: Engineering General Consultants EGC (Pvt) Ltd. 
(A subsidiary of SMEC Australia)

Designation: Water Resources Specialist / Deputy Team Leader

Project: Institutional Transformation of the Punjab Irrigation Department to a Water Resources Department
Project Description: The objective of this project was to assist the Punjab Irrigation Department (PID) to enhance its capacity for transforming its services delivery from a traditional irrigation water deliverer to a Water Resources Department (WRD) that holistically manages water resources in line with the Punjab Water Policy (PWP) & Punjab Water Act (PWA) 2019. As a result of this project, PID is expected to acquire improved capacity in:

Employer: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Designation: Senior Water Resources Specialist
Project: Strengthening Integrated Flood Risk Management – National Master Plan for Flood Telemetry Network

Employer: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Designation: Senior Water Resources Specialist
Project: Capacity Building of Disaster Risk Management Institutions, Pakistan

Employer: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Designation: Hydraulic Structure Engineer
Project: Support to Preparation of Water Resources Management Investment Projects in Sindh Province, Pakistan
Project Description: The government of Sindh identified to ADB the following three potential investment projects: (i) torrential flash flood management in the Kirthar range, (ii) enhancing rainwater harvesting in the Tharparker desert & (iii) water & land management in the Indus River riverine belt. Under this assignment, first desk reviews and field assessments were carried out and then a pre-feasibility report including the preliminary design concept of the three potential investment projects was prepared.

Employer: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Designation: Independent Irrigation Engineer

Project: Pehur High-Level Canal Extension (PHLCE) Project, Pakistan

June 2018 – July 2019 (Intermittent)

Employer: Water & Power Development Authority of Pakistan

Project: First Periodic Inspection of Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project – Pakistan

Employer: FCG ANZDEC New Zealand

Donor Agency: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Designation: Hydraulic Engineer

Project: Feasibility study of Dahla Dam Water Improvement Project Afghanistan

Project Description: 60 m high Dahla Dam constructed in 1952 was proposed to be raised to improve water resources management, irrigated agriculture, water supply, and hydropower in Kandahar City and surrounds, for which ADB provided a Transaction Technical Assistance (TRTA). The project components were: (i) raising Dahla Dam and six saddle dams; (ii) climate-smart productive use of water for agriculture; (iii) water supply for Kandahar City, and (iv) Dahla Dam hydropower development.

Activities Performed:


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Pre Retirement Activities (January 1982 – May 2018)

June 2015 – May 2018

Vice President / Head Water Resources Division NESPAK

Nespak Water Resources Division (WRD) has the following specialty sections:

WRD has more than 600 technical & support staff. Last year turnout of the projects directly handled by the division was Rs. 900 Million (Approximately. US $ 9 Million).
Some of the prominent on-going & recently completed projects of WRD are:

September 2009 – December 2018

General Manager (Hydraulics) / Project Manager & Lead Design Engineer (International Position) of PIAIP Project

Punjab Irrigated Agriculture Investment Program (PIAIP) is financed jointly by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Punjab (GOP). Punjab Irrigation Department (PID) was the executing agency of PIAIP Project whose major Components are:

Activities Performed: Provided overall direction of all specialists making up the consulting team and appropriately group individuals into work units. Managed relationships with PID, the Punjab Government and ADB as well as with other stakeholders and ensuring timely delivery and quality control of all the required outputs. Environmental & social impact assessment studies, economic analysis, construction planning, preparation of PC-1, Tender Documents and Pre-qualification documents were also part of the project preparation.

September 2007 – September 2009

General Manager (Hydraulics) / Project Manager Islam Barrage Project

Managed all the activities related to the project which included providing directions to all the specialties, coordination with the client and the World Bank and ensuring timely delivery and quality control of all the required outputs. The scope of the project includes review of the feasibility study, detail design of rehabilitation works, improvement of flood management and instrumentation of the barrage. Environmental & Social Impact Assessment Studies, Economic Analysis, Construction planning / Scheduling, Preparation of PC-1, Tender Documents and Pre-qualification documents were also part of the project. The project completed with full satisfaction of the client and the World Bank.

April 2008 – September 2008

General Manager (Hydraulics) / Project Manager – Feasibility study for 40 MW Raw Site Powerhouse at Chashma-Jhelum Link (Tail)

Feasibility study for 40 MW Raw Site Powerhouse at Chashma-Jhelum Link (Tail) is being carried out for HK Consortium, Lahore.

December 2006 – September 2007

Chief Engineer / Head Hydraulics, Dams & Hydropower Section NESPAK

As section head responsible for the hydraulics studies of the following projects:

June 2005 – December 200Dam Design Engineer / Deputy Team Leader Kalboh Dam Project, Oman 6

Hydraulic Specialist – WAPDA General Consultants for Vision 2025 Projects

Responsibility at this assignment was to review, comment and propose improvements in the design and operation of different major water sector projects of Pakistan being executed by WAPDA.  Following projects were reviewed:

April – June 2005

Dam Design Engineer / Deputy Team Leader Kalboh Dam Project, Oman
Assisted the team leader in carrying out the studies required for Kalboh Recharge Dam, Oman. Designed the Dam and related structures. Prepared the feasibility and detailed design reports.

January 2004 – April 2005

Chief Hydraulic Engineer, Punjab Barrages Consultants (A joint Venture of NESPAK, NDC and Atkins UK)

As Chief Hydraulic Engineer designed the New Khanki Barrage to replace the existing century-old Khanki Headworks. Also carried out the Feasibility Studies for Remodelling of Taunsa Barrage and Sulemanki Barrage. Plan and supervised Physical Model Studies for Taunsa Barrage and Khanki Barrage.

August 2002 – December 2003

Principal Hydraulics Engineer, NEAC Consultants

Worked with NEAC Consultants, a joint venture of NESPAK, ACE, Binnie Black & Veatch, UK, and MWH Energy & Infrastructure Inc. USA for approx. 5 billion U.S $, 3600 MW Diamer Bhasha Dam Project. Designed the spillway and outlet works. Develop river rating curves using HEC-RAS.

September – October 2002

Principal Hydraulics Engineer, NESPAK

Visited following projects in Iran as a Hydraulics specialist. Reviewed the design, studied site problems, and suggested improvements in the design:

May 1995 – August 2002

Principal Engineer, Pakistan Hydro Consultants

Worked with Pakistan Hydro Consultants, a joint venture of NESPAK, ACE, Ewbank Prece Ltd. Harza Engineering Co. International and Binnie and Partner (overseas) Ltd. for 2.2 billion U.S $ Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project.
Finalised the hydraulic design of the Ghazi Barrage and its ancillary works, the layout and the hydraulic design of the power channel and ancillary works, i.e. head regulator, cross drainage (superpassages and inlets) and escape structures, fall structures and the tail regulator. Also, designed the syphon spillway, tailrace channel and the low level outlets of the power complex. Designed the protection works of these structures. Carried out detailed layout planning of the bridges across the channel and also the spoil banks along the channel. Carried out unsteady flow studies (transient studies) in power channel using mathematical model “FEQ” and river diversion studies, for the construction of barrage, using computer model HEC-2. Supervised and reviewed the barrage sedimentationstudies on a physical model. Also supervised the physical model studies for the operation of barrage and power complex, river diversion and cross drainage superpassage. Assisted the site staff in solving construction and management problems related to the layout and hydraulics of the structures. Organised and supervised the preparation of the construction drawings and prepared the hydraulic design report.

December 1993 – May 1995

Senior Design Engineer Water & Agriculture Division Nespak

Carried out mathematical model and other hydraulic studies involved for the design of “Bridge on River Chenab at Shershah”, Pakistan. Also supervised physical model studies.
Reviewed the “Baglihar Hydroelectric Project, India”, and prepared an alternate design of the project in the light of Indus Waters Treaty 1960.
For “Flood Protection and Drainage Scheme for Bukha Town”, Sultanate of Oman, designed the flood protection scheme. This includes design of about 6 km long flood by pass channels along the flood protection dikes, design of culverts at road crossings an design of the protection works.

September 1992 – December 1993

Senior Design Engineer, Nespak, Tehran – Iran

For Sistan River Flood Works Rehabilitation Project, designed the river training works of Sistan river. Analysed flood profiles from mathematical hydraulic model, optimised locations and design of flood protection Dikes. Also suggested works for improvement of river meander.

January 1991 – September 1992

Senior Design Engineer, Nespak

For the Ghazi-Barotha Hydropower Project, participated in the feasibility studies and the hydraulic design of Ghazi Barrage and 52 km long, 1,600 cumecs capacity power channel and associated structures.

August 1985 – December 1990

Senior Design Engineer, Nespak

Worked on the following projects:

January 1982 – August 1985

Junior Engineer, Nespak

Worked on the following Projects: