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Dr Sohail Naqvi awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz

The Government of Pakistan has conferred Sitara-i-Imtiaz on Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Vice Chancellor, Lahore University of Management Sciences in recognition of his outstanding services in the field of education. He received his award on the 76th Pakistan Day (March 23, 2016) in Islamabad from the President of Pakistan.

Dr. Sohail Naqvi’s career is full of various achievements. He joined LUMS in 2013 and promoted the institute’s vision of academic and research excellence. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi has served as the Executive Director of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) for 8 years. At the HEC he helped develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for the revival of the university education sector of Pakistan. With a PhD in Electrical Engineering and extensive teaching and research experience both in the US and Pakistan, Dr. Naqvi has a number of patents to his credit and has also worked with startups bringing high-tech inventions to the market place.

Dr. Naqvi earned his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees (all in Electrical Engineering) from Purdue University, USA. He served as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA, before returning to Pakistan in 1995 to join the Faculty of Electronics at the GIK Institute of Technology. He remained at GIKI until end of 1999 as Professor and Dean. He joined the HEC in 2002 and became its Executive Director in 2004.

Dr. Sohail Naqvi is from the 20th Entry and was in Haider Wing.