Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology

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SOPREST (Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology) is the parent body of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute.  The institute was registered in 1988 by SOPREST. Ghulam Ishaq Khan, while president of Pakistan, was elected the president of the Society for life and Mr. H. U. Beg was appointed its honorary executive director. The ordinance of the institute was promulgated by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Government in March 1993, and the first batch of students was inducted the same year in October.

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors sits at the apex of the statutory pyramid of the Institute and its composition is the same as that of the General Council of the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology. It has overall control of the Institute, and has the powers to create new components of the Institute such as a school, faculty or any other teaching or research unit, and to change constitution of its Executive Committee and Governing Council.


Mr. Farid Rehman

President Board of Governors, GIK Institute



Executive Director

Mr. Shakil Durrani

(Order of Merit Fr), Pakistan Administrative Service




Engr. Salim Saifullah Khan

Mr. M. Adil Khattak

Mr. Atif Rais Khan

Mr. Kh. Zaheer Ahmad

Mr. Osman Saifullah Khan

Dr. Nilofar Shaikh



Other Members

Mr. Abdul Razzaq Dawood

Mr. Shah Faisal Afridi


  • Ex-officio Members
    • Chairman, Higher Education Commission
    • Chairman Water and Power Development Authority
    • Executive Director, SOPREST
    • Secretary, Finance Division, Govt. of Pakistan
    • Chief Secretary, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
    • Secretary Law, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Secretary Board of Governors
    • Mr. Irfan Ahmad Khan



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