Imtiaz Gilani

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Imtiaz Gillani
Born (1947-12-27) December 27, 1947 (age 69)
Kohat, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Residence Peshawar, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Citizenship Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Fields Civil and Structural Engineering
Institutions Barnett and Herenchak, Inc.
Sverdrup and Parcel, Inc
Provisional Minister of Education of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
Ambar Prefab Inc.
University of Engineering and Technology (Peshawar)
Alma mater University of Engineering and Technology (Peshawar)
Asian Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Known for Educationist of Pakistan
He is the former provisional minister of education, youth, tourism, and information.

Imtiaz Gilani is a Pakistani civil engineer and a vice chancellor of the University of Engineering and Technology (Peshawar), Pakistan[1] from 2004 till now (September 2013). The University has grown leaps and bounds during his tenure and has established itself as one of the leading institutions in Pakistan. Imtiaz Gilani has also served as a Minister for Education, Information, Youth, Tourism and Culture (1999-2003) and as the acting executive director of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan (2012 - 2013). Mr. Gilani ranks among the top educationalists in the country.

Early life and education[edit]

Imtiaz Gilani was born on 27 December 1947, in the small town Kohat to a Syed family.[citation needed] His early years were spent studying in St. Joseph's Convent School, Kohat and from 1959 to 1964 in Cadet College, Hasanabdal. In 1964, he attended University of Engineering and Technology (Peshawar) and completed his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1968. After, which he did his M.Sc. in Structural Engineering in 1969 and specialized in structural engineering in 1971 from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. In 1978, he attended Rutgers University in which he did his Master of Business Administration in Finance in 1981 from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, United States. (Member Beta Gamma Sigma, a fraternity of U.S. business school graduates).


Imtiaz Gilani worked with Barnett and Herenchak, Inc. Consulting Engineers, Broad Street, New Jersey, USA as a Design Engineer on civil engineering projects and then as a site engineer from 1972 till 1973.

From 1973- 1981 he worked as a project engineer at Sverdrup and Parcel, Inc., Consulting Engineers (New York, USA) where his principal area of concentration included designing and supervision of mass transit facilities such as subways, subway stations and mono-rail systems.

Imtiaz Gilani is also the Managing Director of Ambar Prefab (Pvt) from 1981 to date, a multi-discipline engineering company engaged in:

(a) Manufacture of pre-cast roofing systems (b) Civil engineering project-planning and consultancy (c) Construction of buildings (d) Construction of roads and bridges

Personal interests[edit]

Imtiaz Gilani is also an avid sportsman, especially keen on tennis and shooting. He is deeply interested in the socio-economic affairs of Pakistan. His principal area of interest lies in the social sectors. He keenly follows international issues that bear directly on Pakistan. He is interested in low-cost housing technology.


  1. ^ "Universities of country opposes devolution of HEC". South Asian News Agency. April 7, 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2011.