The Management of NESPAK along with its two Associates viz. NESPAK Foundation and Turkpak decided that all its employees would donate one day's basic pay from their salaries to the Supreme Court of Pakistan Diamer-Basha and Mohmand Dam Fund, contributing for construction of new water reservoirs.
Accordingly, three cheques worth Rs. 5.55 million were presented by Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, to Honourable Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Chief Justice of Pakistan, at the Lahore Registry of the Supreme Court of Pakistan on September 15, 2018. Dr. Tahir M. Hayat, Vice President/Head Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering (GT&GE) Division and Mr. Abrar Ahmed Khan, Vice President/Head Monitoring & Quality Control (M&QC) Division, also accompanied the MD.
On this occasion, the Managing Director NESPAK reiterated his commitment to assist the Government and offered NESPAK's engineering consultancy services for the dam projects.
NESPAK established its Regional Office Peshawar in early 1980s and since then, it has been operating in rented buildings. In order to bring all offices working in various districts of the province and associated FATA region under one roof and to launch a full scale corporate set-up in Peshawar, the management decided in 2006, to construct an office building in the office enclave of Hayatabad, Peshawar, where various Government offices have already been established. For this purpose, a high-rise building comprising a basement, ground floor and two upper floors was constructed with complete state-of-the-art facilities of HVAC, two Nos. lifts, public address system, fire alarm system and fire protection.
The project was commenced in June 2010 and it was completed in June 2015 at a total cost of Rs. 220 million. Despite completion in 2015, a formal inauguration was pending due to certain reasons. Therefore, the management decided to organise a formal inauguration ceremony of building on September 26, 2018. The inauguration ceremony was performed by Mr. Mushtaq Ghani, Speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly, Mr. Mehmood Jan, Dy. Speaker KP Assembly, Mr. Fida Muhammad, Senator along with Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK.
Dr. Tahir M. Hayat, Vice President/Head Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering Division, Mr. Abrar Ahmed Khan, Vice President/Head Monitoring & Quality Control Division, Mr. Ahmad Said, General Manager/Head Business Development Division, Mr. Farman Ullah, Regional Manager, KP besides serving and retired NESPAK Engineers and other staff attended this event.
NESPAK hosted the 115th meeting of Permanent Indus Water Commission between Pakistan and India at Managing Director's Secretariat NESPAK House, Lahore from August 29-30, 2018. Pakistan and Indian delegations were led by Syed Muhammad Mehar Ali Shah, Joint Secretary Water/Pakistan Commissioner for Indus Water (PCIW) and Mr. P. K. Saxena, Indian Commissioner for Indus Water, respectively.
NESPAK team assisting PCIW on technical issues, as part of Pakistan delegation included Dr. Tahir M. Hayat, Vice President/Head Geotechnical & Geoenvironmntal Engineering (GT&GE) Division, Mr. Javed Munir, General Manager/Head Water & Agriculture (W&A) Division, Mr. Tahir ur Rehman, Advisor Structural Engineering Division, Mr. Khalid Mahmood, Chief Engineer and Mr. Muhammad Umar Farooq, Senior Engineer W&A Division.
A delegation from M/s China Railway Group Limited (Pakistan) led by Mr. Xiang Zhimin and Mr. Sun Yangjun visited NESPAK House, Lahore on September 12, 2018. They held a meeting with Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK accompanied by Mr. Shaukat Qadeer, General Manager/Head Structural Engineering Division and Mr. Ahmad Said, General Manager/Head Business Development Division.
During the meeting a detailed discussion was held regarding the status of review of preliminary design and cost estimate of CPEC Project ML-1 (Railway track from Karachi to Peshawar).
Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK along with Dr. Tahir M. Hayat, Vice President/Head Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering Division, Mr. Abrar Ahmed Khan, Vice President/Head Monitoring & Quality Control Division, Mr. Ahmad Said, General Manager/Head Business Development Division and Mr. Farman Ullah, Regional Manager Peshawar, called on various department heads during their visit to Peshawar on September 26, 2018.
The Managing Director along with his team met Dr. Shahzad Khan Bangash, Add. Chief Secretary, Mr. Shahab Khattak, Secretary (Communication & Works), Mr. Muhammad Saleem, Secretary (Irrigation) and Brig. M. Riaz Ahmad, Administrator DHA Peshawar and discussed important matters of mutual interest.
The Administrator DHA Peshawar highly appreciated NESPAK services rendered for the DHA Peshawar Project and presented a shield to the Managing Director NESPAK on this occasion.
NESPAK has won Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Gujranwala master planning design competition. Ms. Nabila Rashid, General Manager/Head Architectural & Planning (A&P) Division Lahore and Lt. Col. Adnan Khan Sherwani, Secretary DHA Gujranwala, signed the contract for the project on September 27, 2018. Brig. Tahir Ali Malik and Ahmad Masood, Principal Town Planner A&P Division Lahore, also attended contract signing ceremony. Spread over an area of 35,000 kanals (4375 Acres), the scheme is located along the G.T Road adjacent to Gujranwala Cantt.
NESPAK scope of services includes topographic surveys, geotechnical investigations, master planning and detailed engineering design of infrastructure works. NESPAK has submitted the concept master plan to the Client. The proposed scheme would feature high-end residential, commercial and social facilities along with futuristic and sustainable infrastructure systems accommodating around 200,000 residents in approx. 30,000 residential units of varying sizes.
Construction activities on the Port Allied Structures in Mullah Band Area, Gwadar are continuing at a rapid pace under NESPAK supervision. So far, one out of four packages has been completed.
NESPAK was also involved in architectural and engineering design of this project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. The project has four different building components which include (i) commercial complex-i (ii) commercial complex-ii seaman center (iii) pre-engineering steel sheds for cargo, marine repair, container repair, container freight station and (iv) infrastructure development of entire area. Ms. Samina Butt, General Manager A&P Division Karachi, is the Project Manager.