Gilgit, June 9: Vice Chancellor of the Karakoram International University Gilgit-Baltistan . Dr. Najma Najam has been replaced by Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan on Monday.
According to details provided by the Public Relations Office KIU, Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan was among the three candidates interviewed by the President of Pakistan, Chancellor of KIU. Presidnet Mamnoon Hussain has approved the appointment of Dr.Muhammad Asif Khan as new Vice Chancellor KIU for a period of four years. The other candidates interviewed for the position were Dr. Ghulam Raza and Dr. Iftikhar.
“I can confirm that a notification cissued by the Presidency regarding the appointment of Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan as the new Vice Chancellor of KIU has been received”, said Shahid Ali, Registrar KIU while talking to Pamir Times. He said the new VC, Dr. Asif, is expected to takeover the charge of KIU from Dr. Najma Najm within a few days.
According to a CV obtained by Pamir Times, Dr. Asif has done his D.I.C & PhD from Imperial College London in 1988, B.Sc (Hons) & MSc Geology from University of Peshawar in 1980 and Post-Doctoral Fellowship & Visiting Professorship in Geosciences from University of Texas, Dallas, USA in 1993-94 under a Fulbright program.
He is the author of more than 200 research publications. His research publications include Seismotectonics Studies for Bonji Hydropower Project, Review of Seismotectonic Hazard Analysis of Diamar Basha Dam Project as well as Debris Flow Hazards in Chitral, Ghizer and Gilgit districts.
He has been awarded with the highest civil award of Pakistan (Tamga i Imtiaz) by the government of Pakistan in 2000.
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