Javaid Laghari

Academic

1950 –

12

Who is Javaid Laghari?

Javaid Laghari, is a Pakistani electrical engineer and science administrator who is currently serving as the chairperson of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. He is an academic and an aerospace scientist, Laghari is a staunch supporter of technocracratic democracy in the country. He was previously Senator of Pakistan from the Pakistan Peoples Party. Dr Laghari has been a member of the Pakistan Peoples Party, a socialist democratic party. Having started his career as Science Advisor to the Benazir Bhutto during her second and last Prime ministerial term, and has been associated with Bhutto long before becoming Science Advisor to Bhutto. After this post, Benazir Bhutto appointed him as the President of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology and prior to joining SZABIST, he was the Director of Graduate Studies, and Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the State University of New York at Buffalo where he served as the senior professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering there..

He served as the Senator to the Senate Secretariat in 2006 for a six-year term and resigned in July 2009.

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Born
1950
Karachi
Nationality
  • Pakistan
Profession
Education
  • University of Sindh
  • Middle East Technical University
  • PhD, University at Buffalo
    ( - 1980)
Lived in
  • Islamabad

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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