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