• Mr. QAZI YASAR HAMID
  • Deputy Director, AJK

Mr. QAZI YASAR HAMID
Deputy Director, AJK

Mr. Qazi Yasar Hamid, presently is Deputy Director controlling officer of AJK office. He has done MSc from the Department of Geology, the University of Peshawar. He has about 10 years of experience of working in various capacities in the Geological Survey of Pakistan. He has joined GSP as Assistant Director in 2010. His area of interest includes Regional Geological Mapping, Structure analysis & Landslide risk Mapping.

  • Mr. MUHAMMAD ASHRAF
  • Director Incharge, Peshawar

Mr. MUHAMMAD ASHRAF
Director Incharge, Peshawar

Mr. Muhammad Ashraf, presently is Director Incharge of Peshawar office. He has done MSc from the Department of Geology, the University of Peshawar in 1993. He has about 20 years of experience of working in various capacities in the Geological Survey of Pakistan. He has joined GSP as Assistant Director in 2001. He remained Deputy Director in Islamabad for three years; later he was promoted to Director in 2017. His area of interest includes Regional Geological Mapping, Structure, Stratigraphy, Remote Sensing and Aerial Photographs.

  • Mr. MUHAMMAD ATIQ
  • Director Incharge, SZ, Karachi

Mr. MUHAMMAD ATIQ
Director Incharge, SZ, Karachi

Started career as an Assistant Director Thar Coal Project in March 1996.In the early phase ofmy career worked in harsh weather condition under the supervision of seasoned geologistsfrom GSP. It was the start of Thar coal exploration. In this early phase, work scope includedmarking boreholes location, geological logging, geotechnical logging and also responsible for core handling, sample packing for laboratory analyses. After fieldwork office activity included report writing, preparation of  Isopach maps, columnar sections, cross sections, reserves estimations. Co-authored, all the reports compiled during 1996-2003 on Thar Coalfield. Worked with RWE Power International Germany on Thar Coal Bankable Feasibility Project where GSP was involved in contractual drilling and thus involved in geological logging, and data collection for environmental report. Performed duty as a coordinator between RWE, GSP and Sindh coal authority for the year 2003-04. During 2005 to 2007 engaged in field assignment including geological mapping (Lakhra, Thatta and Dadu areas) along with assessment and evaluation of mineral resources. Office work included technical and non-technical assignments, responsible for arrangements of seminars and presentations at GSP Karachi Office. Also remained involved in arranging extracurricular activities, such as organizing Independence Day and Religious functions at Karachi office.
In 2013 assigned the lead role in Badin Coal Project. Supervised coal exploration procedure and core drilling operation. He was involved in all the technical and non-technical activities of the project including purchases of Truck Mounted Hydraulic Crane, Water Tanker and computers for the project. Also involved in logistics purchase, including two Suzuki Cultus, one Suzuki Bolan, One Toyota Single Cabin(4×4), one Toyota Double Cabin (4×4).
Purchased Chemical lab. equipment like: Sulfur determinator, Calorimeter for Heating.
Values and Ed-XRF as in-charge procurement.

Promoted to post of Deputy Director in May 2015 and continued working in Badin Coal Project. Impart training to the newly assigned Assistant Directors, supervised all the drilling activities in Badin and adjoining areas.

Promoted to the post of Director in August 2017 and assigned as Project Director Badin Coal Project. After a successful drilling operation project was closed on 30 th june 2020, PC-IV submitted to the ministry. Currently working as Director Incharge Southern zone, Karachi.

  • Mrs. NAGHMAH HAIDER
  • Director, GARL

Mrs. NAGHMAH HAIDER
Director, GARL

Mrs. Naghmah Haider, Director incharge of Geoscience Advance Research Laboratory (GARL). She did her masters in Geology in 1996 from the University of Karachi. She joined Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP) in 1996 as Research associate in and was appointed to the post of Assistant Director in 2005. She was promoted as Deputy Director in 2014. She is the only geologist in GSP who has working experience on Wavelength dispersive X-ray Fluorescent spectrometry, Energy dispersive X-ray Fluorescent spectrometry, Inductively Coupled Mass spectrometry, Atomic Absorption spectrometry, X-ray Diffractometer, Differential, Thermal Analyzer, Scanning Electron Microscope with EDS & Cathodoluminescence, Petrography and Gems Identification. Also, working experience on ARCGIS and ERDAS imagine software for GIS-based maps. She got training from MTA Turkey on GIS and Remote Sensing. She prepared Geographical Information System (GIS) based Mineral Map of Pakistan. She was a Member of National Geological Society of Pakistan (1999-2005). Her name was included in 2002 in the list of Productive Scientist of Pakistan from the Ministry of Science and Technology. She has over 33 national and international publications to her credit. She conducted various courses in the field of Petrography, Gemology and Instrumental chemical Analysis of rocks and minerals.

naghma haider
  • Mr. ADNAN ALAM AWAN
  • Director Incharge, Islamabad H-8 Office

Mr. ADNAN ALAM AWAN
Director Incharge, Islamabad H-8 Office

Mr. Adnan Alam Awan is working as Director Incharge H-8 regional office, Islamabad. Formerly, he was Director of Western Zone and Paleontology & Stratigraphy branch, Quetta. Previously he served as Director Incharge, GSP Regional office Peshawar and Geoscience Advance Research Laboratories, Islamabad. Mr. Adnan Alam Awan has been involved in geological mapping projects in Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan during his career but his prominent contribution is in the field of Geological Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). He accurately predicted Atta Abad, Hunza Landslide during 2009, just four months prior to the disaster. On his report government evacuated 103 families, approximately 600 persons from the area prior to disaster and hundreds of lives were saved.

He has been responsible as Project Manager for GSP’s International collaboration with Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany, “Geohazard Assessment in Northern Pakistan” and also as GSP Project Manager for technical collaboration with Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble and the University of Savoie, Chambery, France in the field of Neotectonics and Quantification of Seismic Deformation in Northern Pakistan. He has organized numerous national and three international workshops as key organizer/event manager in Pakistan.

Director General

Director General

Dr Sajjad Ahmed served in the Department of Geology, the University of Peshawar for 27 years. He has vast experience in the field of Geosciences, including structural Geology, Remote Sensing, Seismic interpretation and Mineral Exploration. He has a number of scientific publications to his credit and has convened and participated in several seminars, workshops and conferences, both in Pakistan and abroad. In addition to teaching and research, Dr Sajjad has also provided consulting services to the Oil and Gas Sector of Pakistan in the field of Geological Mapping, Structural Modelling and prospect identification, covering most of the fold-Thrust Belts of Pakistan Himalaya. He has been recently appointed as Director General of the Geological Survey of Pakistan with the goal to restructure GSP such as to converge government industry and academia in geology and mining sectors for the development of Pakistan.

  • Mr. MUHAMMAD SAEED
  • Superintending Geophysicist
  • Director, Planning & Information

Mr. MUHAMMAD SAEED
Superintending Geophysicist
Director, Planning & Information

The Planning and Information (P&I) Directorate looks after the GSP matters related to planning, coordination and information. The major activities include compilation and approval of Annual Field Programme, matters of Public Sector Development programme, monthly, quarterly & annual progress reports, year book, compilation of data on minerals and responding to queries from various organizations etc.

Muhammad Saeed, Superintending Geophysicist, is the head of (P&I) Directorate. He is also the Incharge of Geophysics Division and the controlling Officer of GSP Headquarters Office, Quetta. He has also served as Director Headquarters in Administration Branch, GSP, Quetta, Incharge Administration, GSP, Lahore. He remained the part of projects like “Electromagnetic and Electrical Resistivity Survey for Hard rock Aquifers Configuration in Quetta Valley”, “Induced Polarization Surveys for Tethyan Copper Company in Riko Dik area, District Chagai, Balochistan” and a number of Mineral exploration projects. He supervised the project titled “Integrated Geophysical Survey for the Exploration of Metallic Minerals in Punjab (Chiniot)”.

He has a number of Information Releases on groundwater for different areas of Balochistan like Quetta, Kawas & Sara Tangi, District Ziarat, Kalat, Surab, Qilla Abdullah, Rawlakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Petroleum House, Islamabad. He also has expertise in Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Surveys and performed it at New Islamabad Airport as Non-destructive Method, Islam Barrage Vehari and Faisal Airbase, Karachi.

  • Dr. ANWAR ALI ZAI
  • Director Headquarter, Administration
  • Director, Publication

Dr. ANWAR ALI ZAI
Director Headquarter, Administration
Director, Publication

Dr. Anwar Ali Zai, in October 2017 transferred to GSP Headquarter Office Quetta and working in the capacity of Director Headquarter Administration, Director Publication and also Project Director (Bahlol – Nosham Coal Project). In 2016 promoted to Director and worked as administrator in-charge GSP Regional Office Lahore.    He started career (May – July 1995) as a field assistant for a multi-national scientific project “Rising of Nanga Parbat” where the lead scientist was Prof. Dr. Peter Zeitler from Leigh University USA. Worked for GTZ, Germany (1994 -1996) while sampling for M. Phil thesis (Peshawar University) monitoring the groundwater quantitative and qualitative aspects around D. I. Khan and Waziristan area. Employed (1996) with Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP) as an exploration geologist and deputed to Thar coal project (1996 – 2003) for ongoing coal exploration. Worked with RWE Power International Germany, a bankable feasibility study of Thar Coalfield where involved in geological logging and detailed hydro-geological study that was the installation of 19 piezometers and 4 pumping tests for 2nd and 3rd aquifer (April – December 2003). Worked as a leading person on Indus Delta Project, a collaboration of Woods Holes Oceanographic Institute and National Institute of Oceanography Pakistan (NIO) where GSP was involved as drilling contractor (2001 -2005). During 2006-07 engaged in field assignments include geological mapping (Lakhra and Thatta area, southern Sindh province) and assessment and evaluation of mineral resources Office assignments include technical supervision, data handling, compilation and technical report writing and submission for publication, officially associated to GSP technical review committee. December 2007 – 2010 remained in the UK on study leave for PhD. During 2011 – 2015 supervised GSP officers in a different capacity; in office and on field trips.

  • Mr. KHAWAR SOHAIL
  • Director, Petrology Mineralogy

Mr. KHAWAR SOHAIL
Director, Petrology Mineralogy

Mr. Khawar Sohail, Presently holds the post of Director, Petrology-Mineralogy, Quetta since 2017. He has done Masters from the Department of Geology, Balochistan University, and Quetta in 1997, having a working experience of about 18 years. He is committed to working in a challenging research environment against a career-oriented position in Earth sciences to maximize professional expertise. Extensive knowledge of Geological Mapping and Mineral Investigation in various parts of Balochistan with different tectonic settings. Exceptional skills in Structural geological interpretation leading to mineral exploration.

  • Engr. ABDUL RAZZAQ
  • Director, Drilling Directorate

Engr. ABDUL RAZZAQ
Director, Drilling Directorate

Engr. Abdul Razzaq is the first engineering graduate in the history of Drilling Directorate, Geological Survey of Pakistan who was promoted to the post of Director Drilling (BPS-19). He did his Matriculation, with distinction, from Govt. High School of his village in 1991, his F.Sc. (Pre-Engg.) from Govt. Postgraduate College, Burewala and won Govt. Merit Scholarships in Middle Standards, Matriculation and F.Sc. examinations.Engr. Abdul Razzaq did his B.Sc. Engg. Degree in Mining discipline from UET, Lahore in 1999 and have four (04) year experience in the coal mining field in private service. He also attended various on job short courses such as Mine Rescue & Recovery, Mine Ventilation Training Course, Shot Firer Training Course and First Aid Training Course, arranged by Inspectorate of Mines, Punjab during his private service.

He was appointed as Drilling Engineer (BPS-17) in GSP through FPSC in 2003. He conducted Diamond Core Drilling operations at the various project including GFAA Project(Chagai, Balochistan), Ghazij Coal Project (Balochistan), Thar Coal Project (Sind), Al-Abbas Power Generation Golarchi ( Badin Sind), Neelum Jhelum Hydro-Power (AJK), Chamalong Coal Project (Balochistan) and UCG Thar (Sind).

He was selected on merit as Senior Drilling Engineer (BPS-18) in GSP through FPSC on direct quota in 2014, and he supervised Diamond Core Drilling operations as Drill Site Incharge for TCP Project (Punjab), drilling for the revival of two tube wells at GSP Headquarters Quetta and Badin Coal Project (Sind). He was promoted to the post of Director Drilling (BPS-19) in Oct.2018, and he is also Project Director of PSDP Project entitled “Acquisition of Four (04) Drilling Rigs and accessories for GSP” since Feb.2019.

  • Mr. JAMSHED ALI KHAN,
  • Deputy Director, Paleontology and Stratigraphy

Mr. JAMSHED ALI KHAN,
Deputy Director, Paleontology and Stratigraphy

Mr. Jamshed Ali Khan, Deputy Director, is looking after Paleontology and Stratigraphy Branch, Quetta.

  • Mr. TALAT HUSSAIN WASEER
  • Deputy Director, Western Zone Directorate

Mr. TALAT HUSSAIN WASEER
Deputy Director, Western Zone Directorate

Mr. Talat Hussain Waseer, Deputy Director, is looking after Western Zone branch, Quetta.