is a prominent scientist and the former chairman of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. In recognition of his contributions in the field of organic chemistry, he has been conferred with four Government of Pakistan civil awards including Nishan-e-Imtiaz (2002), Hilal-i-Imtiaz (1998), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (1991) and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (1983).
The writer has been the Chairman of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) since August 24, 2016. He had a distinguished career in the Pakistan Army, last serving as Inspector General Training & Evaluation at GHQ. He is a keen reader and is a regular speaker at various international forums on security issues.