Muhammad Salik Javaid, 872/Jinnah

Brig(R) Dr. Salik Javaid - 2004

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Muhammad Salik Javaid, kit no. 872/Jinnah House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1967 and left the college in 1972 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 2 October 1955 and got married to Mrs. Sultana on 11 April 1980. They have three children - Humaira, Sumayyah and Hammad, kit no. 2005053.

He is settled with his family now in Rawalpindi.

Salik was always a very good student. He was always at the top of his class in Petaro and stood third in the entire Board in Matric exams, and first in the entire Board in Pre-Engineering during Intermediate exams.

He opted to join Pakistan Army after leaving Petaro. Later on, while he was in service, got admission to the College of Engineering at Risalpur. He obtained his B.E. in Civil Engineering in 1984.

With the sponsorship of Pakistan Army, he proceeded to the USA for his graduate studies at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. He obtained his MS in Water Management in 1991 and a Ph.D. in Water and Hydrology in 1994. He also did the War Course at NDC and got an MS in War Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University in 2001.

Salik specializes in Open Channel Flows, Hydraulic Structures and Wave Dynamics.

He remained a part of the Engineers Corps and served as a Commander in FWO (Frontier Works Organization) in Rawalpindi. He also worked at the E-in-C Branch before he retired from Pakistan Army as a Brigadier in 2006.

After leaving Pakistan Army, Salik chose to remain in academia. Initially he worked as visiting faculty in the Dept of Civil Engineering at NUST.  At present he is the Head of Hydraulics Department in the NUST Institute of Civil Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

He has published several papers including his study on Damages to the Right Pocket of Sukkur Barrage and Emergency Restoration Works.

His son Hammad is also a Petarian, kit no. 2005053/Latif.