Dr. Javaid Laghari was born in 1957 in Hyderabad, Karachi, Pakistan. He is a Pakistani American Professor of electrical engineering, computer science, and also he wrote 4 books. Dr. Javaid Laghari is Chairperson of the Trust for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge (TIEK), which he as of now during the time spent setting up a college in Houston, TX. He has served in six key situations in the last 35+ years [1]. . Here, we discusss Javaid Laghari Biography A Former Head of HEC Pakistan.

Basic InformationJavaid Laghari
Date of Birth1956
Place of BirthHyderabad, Pakistan.
Age60 years old
School/ CollegeEarly education from hometown, Hyderabad
UniversitySindh university,
The Middle East Technical university,
State University of New York.
OccupationElectrical engineer
CareerPakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PACE),
Higher Education Commission (HEC),
The State University of New York (SUNY),
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ZAB,
Institute of Science and Technology
Famous forSpace power electronic systems,
Nuclear energy program,
Informational technology,
Quantum information,
Quantum computer  
ResearchElectrical engineering
AwardsTamgha-e-Imtiaz (1999),  
IEEE Leadership Award (1994)

Chairperson of HEC of Pakistan:

Beforehand he was Chairperson of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, with the status of Federal Minister. He has likewise filled in as Coordinator General of COMSTECH, the OIC Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technology Cooperation–which is the association of OIC involving S&T Ministers of 57 Islamic Countries. He was the establishing President of a main private college SZABIST, and tenured full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Space Power Institute at SUNY Buffalo.

Javaid Laghari at the Clinton School
Javaid Laghari at the Clinton School

Post of Commissioner and Partner of Benazir Bhutto:

He as of late filled in as Commissioner at the Ministry of Education, UAE (United Arab Emirates). Dr. Laghari was a nearby partner of previous Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and has additionally filled in as Senator in the Pakistan Parliament. Dr. Laghari’s advantage is in energy stockpiling and beat power gadgets and their application to space and other innovative advancements and frameworks. He has recently gone to the NATO Advanced Study Institute on “The Behavior of Systems in a Space Environment” in the UK in 1991; and the NATO Advanced Study Institute on “Quick Electrical and Optical Diagnostic Principles and Techniques” in Italy in 1983. Just the top 100 researchers from NATO nations are welcome to go to these Advanced Institutes [1].

While at SUNY Buffalo, he gained over $5 million in research subsidizing and set up the Space Power Institute and performed supported examination for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Naval Research Lab (NRL), the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA), the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO), the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), Hughes Aircraft and the Boeing Aerospace Company. Dr. Laghari was the chairperson of the 1992 IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering, USA, and has sorted out many International Conferences and led various Sessions and Workshops in the United States.

Chairperson of Technical Standards Committee on Radiation Effects:

He has additionally filled in as the chairperson of the Technical Standards Committee on Radiation Effects, and as the Representative on the United States Activities Board on Man and Radiation. Dr. Laghari has energy for composing and talking. During his residency at SUNY Buffalo, he distributed over 120 examination papers and introduced over 70 papers at International Conferences [1].

Writer of IEEE and People’s Most Favorite Program on Web:

Javaid Laghari at the Clinton School
Dr. Javaid Laghari at the Clinton School

He is additionally the writer of an IEEE Standard and has distributed two Book Chapters and a Monograph. As Senator and as Chairperson HEC, he conveyed over 37 feature addresses, including at The Clinton School of Public Service, The Brookings Institution, Woodrow Wilson International Center, The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The European Union Parliamentary Conference, and the Conference of the OIC Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The talk at the Clinton School (out of 1000 talks until now) has been the third most-watched program on the web. Notwithstanding the 37 feature addresses, Dr. Laghari has conveyed 117 Chief Guest addresses, 61 welcomed addresses, 47 meetings distributed, and over 88 TV interviews.

He has additionally distributed three books on Leadership, and 7 of his articles have shown up in Newsweek magazine. He has as of late composed his first fiction-spine chiller “Ifrit” which is right now getting looked at for film creation. Dr. Laghari is a Senior Member of the ACM, Senior Member of the IEEE, and Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. He is the beneficiary of the Distinguished Leadership Award, 1987, the IEEE Award for Leadership and Dedicated Services, 1994, and the pined for public honor ‘Tamgha-e-Imtiaz’ gave by the President of Pakistan in 1998. Dr. Laghari is recorded in the American Men and Women of Science, Who in Science and Engineering’s, Who in the East, and’s Who in the World. He lives with his better half and two children in Houston, TX [1].


Laghari was born in Hyderabad. He went to Sindh University where he joined up with the Department of Electrical Engineering and got his B.Eng in Electrical Engineering. Laghari at that point ventured out to Ankara, Turkey, and finished his post-graduate examinations at the Middle East Technical University, and got his MS in electrical designing. He at that point ventured out to the United States and joined the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, where he got his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1980 [1].

HEC announces university ranking by Junaid Lighari
HEC announces university ranking by Dr. Junaid Laghari

Dr. Laghari is scholarly on the most fundamental level. Javaid Laghari worried about the condition of instruction, both in schools and colleges, in Pakistan. Javaid is effectively associated with the instructive issues of the nation. Dr. Laghari has confidence in liberal instruction and supports the secularization of the prospectus. He is a solid defender of training for young ladies and ladies, particularly from the immature zones. Dr. Laghari’s aim is that Pakistani colleges join the positions of driving colleges in Asia. He has just accomplished this aim by making SZABIST among the top colleges in Asia as positioned by Businessweek, AsiaInc, Time, and CNN [2].

Research work:

Laghari worked in the United States as a specialist at NASA, the Air Force Research Laboratory of AFOSR, the Office of Naval Research, the Naval Research Lab, the Defense Nuclear Agency, the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization, the Strategic Defense Initiative, Hughes Aircraft, and the Boeing Aerospace Company. He was director of the 1992 IEEE International Conference on High Voltage Engineering and has composed various International Conferences and led countless Sessions and workshops in the United States [1].

Energy and Power:

Pakistan faces a huge test in conquering its capacity and energy deficiency. Something mostly viewed the utilization of power as a file of financial flourishing. The present per capita power utilization in Pakistan is around one 10th of the world’s normal. The present status of issues in the energy area is profoundly inadmissible. Pakistan needs furthermore at any rate of 8000 MWs by 2010 to meet the energy prerequisites of the individuals. Dr. Laghari through his dynamic support in the PPP Policy Planning Committee, PPP Manifesto Committee and the Senate Standing Committee on Power and Water is putting forth attempts to guarantee that the Energy Crisis in Pakistan settled and the nation headed to quick industrialization through accessibility of wealth modest and dependable electric influence [3].

Books by Javaid Laghari [4]:

  • “Reflections on Benazir Bhutto”, Editor Dr. Javaid Laghari, SZABIST Publications, February 2008 (152 pages)
  • “Leaders of Pakistan”, Editor Dr. Javaid Laghari, SZABIST Publications, June 2009, (102 pages).
  • “The Wizardry of Leadership”, Authors Dr. Javaid Laghari and Naheed Malabari, Paramount Books, October 2011 (243 pages)”

Articles by Javaid Laghari [4]:

“Technology-Enabled Nations”, Express Tribune, June 6, 2017.

“Higher Education Reforms”, The News, May 24, 2016.

“Ranking Universities”, The News, Mar 26, 2016.

“The Transforming Social Sciences Discipline,” The News, Feb 24, 2016.

“Muslim Universities”, The News, Jan 31, 2016.

“Sands of Innovation”, The News, October 3, 2015.

“In Search of a Vice-Chancellor,” The News, April 18, 2015.

“Top Notch Universities”, The News, April 22, 2014.

“Fixing Higher Education”, The News, Jan 31, 2014.

“Can Online Learning Help Pakistan,” Express Tribune, Jan 10, 2014.

“Glacier Melting and Hydroelectric Uncertainty in South Asia”, Express Tribune, Jan 3, 2014.

“In Defence of the HEC”, The News, Dec 21, 2013.

‘An Environment for Education,’ The News, Nov 29, 2013.

‘Melting Glaciers bring Energy Uncertainty,’ Nature, Oct 31, 2013.

‘Knowledge and the Tigers’, The News, Aug 1, 2013.

‘State of Higher Education’, The News, July 31, 2013.

‘Research should lead the way,’ The News, July 16, 2013.

‘Pakistan Universities Excel Globally’, Jang Group HEC Special Report, July 2013.

‘Flying High’, The News, July 6, 2013.

‘Challenges to Higher Education’, The Jang, June 6, 2013.

‘Higher Education’, The News, June 6, 2013.

‘Higher Education and Economic Development,’ Express Tribune, May 29, 2013.

‘HEC: Points & Counterpoints’, The News, Mar 14, 2013.

‘HEC and Degree Verification’, The News, March 5, 2013.

‘Let the Task Begin’, The News, February 27, 2013.

‘HEC’s Working’, Letter to the Editor, Dawn, February 14, 2013.

‘HEC: The Next 10 Years’, News watch, January 2013.

‘HEC Working to Promote Scholarships’, Letter to the Editor, Dawn, January 28, 2013.

Dr. Javaid Laghari - Silver Jubilee Celebration of SZABIST
Dr. Javaid Laghari – Silver Jubilee Celebration of SZABIST

Javaid Laghari Articles as HEC Head:

‘Power Tussle–HEC View’, Letter to the Editor, Dawn, December 27, 2012.

‘Pakistan and the OIC’, the News, November 19, 2012 ‘

HEC: the next 10 Years’, The News, December 10, 2012.

‘Laurels for Pakistani Research,’ The News, August 2, 2012.

Building Universities’, The News, June 25, 2012.

‘Higher Education and National Development’, The News Education Expo Supplement, June 13, 2012.

‘The Changing Dynamics of Higher Education,’ June 13, 2012.

‘Knowledge Economy’, The News, May 21, 2012.

‘Laptops are the Answer’, Express Tribune, May 6, 2012.

‘Ranking Universities’, Express Tribune, March 2, 2012.

‘Revolution in Higher Education’, The News, February 15, 2012.

‘Soft Revolution in Higher Education’, Dawn, February 4, 2012.

‘Empires of the Mind–The correlation between investing in education and economic prosperity is an axiomatic one’, Newsweek, February 3, 2012.

‘The Energy Crisis’, The News, January 14, 2012.

‘We’re Killing Education’, The News, December 30, 2011.

‘Electric Energy Options’, Newswatch, December 2011.

‘A Quiet Revolution in Higher Education’, Express Tribune, November 11, 2011.

‘Power for Peace’, The News, October 28, 2011.

‘Potential of our Youth’, The News, June 23, 2011.


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