NESPAK’s Dr Tahir M Hayat gets Pride of Performance award
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Dr Tahir Mahmood Hayat, Chief Executive Diamer Basha Dam Project and former Executive Vice President NESPAK, has been awarded the President’s Award for Pride of Performance by the Governor Punjab in the category of science at the Governor House, Lahore.
Dr Tahir Hayat is an outstanding professional by any standard. In his career spanning over thirty years, he has made significant contributions to diverse projects of vital importance to Pakistan. He has made these contributions in the field of dam engineering, landslide mitigation and disaster risk reduction. He has been involved in the design and management of such megaprojects as: Quick Impact Project in FATA area including North and South Waziristan; Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project; Ghazi-Brotha Hydropower Project; Mangla Dam Raising Project; Hattian Bala Landslide dam; and, Attabad Landslide dam.
Currently, he is serving as Chief Executive of 4500 MW Diamer Basha Dam Project on behalf of NESPAK. His commitment and service to Pakistan could be best gauged from his contribution and management of projects in North and South Waziristan Agencies and Swat area, which he and his team are undertaking for the last couple of years at great personal risk.
Dr. Tahir has a distinguished academic and professional career. He has more than 15 publications in international and national journals and conferences and his work has been referenced in foreign textbooks. He is listed in the Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (Millennium Edition) and is a member of the Honour Society of PhiKappa Phi (USA).