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Integrated stratigraphical, paleoenvironmental and hydrocarbon potential analysis of the upper Paleocene-Eocene succession of Kohat Plateau and Sulaiman Range in the context of India-Asia collision, Indus Basin Pakistan

Project No. 7888/KPK/NRPU/R & D/HEC/2017

Principle investigator:
Dr. Muhammad Hanif
Co-Principle investigator:
Dr. Irfan U. Jan
Sponsor/Funds:: HEC-NRPU/5.7 Millions PKR
Duration: 3 years

Shale gas potential of the Kohat Sub-basin, Indus Basin, Pakistan

Project No. PSF/Res/KPK/Earth (96)

Principle investigator:
Dr. Muhammad Hanif
Co-Principle investigator:
Dr. Irfan U. Jan
Sponsor/Funds:: Funded by Paskistan Science Foundation/6.34 millions PKR
Duration: 3 years

Hydrocarbon Potential of the northern Pakistan fold-thrust belt Submitted Under Pak-US Science & Technology Cooperation Program, Phase-VII

The structural style and deformation history needs to be determined to be able to assess the hydrocarbon potential of the Salt Range-Potwar Plateau, Kohat Plateau and Bannu Basin. To determine the deformation history, first the differences in the rocks types and deformation styles need to be evaluated. We propose to collect the field data needed to determine the deformation history, then model the deformation history. Once we have used two dimensional and three dimensional models, we will be able to assess the hydrocarbon migration into the reservoirs and the traps in the petroleum system.

Principle investigator: Dr. Shah Faisal (NCEG)
Sponsor/Funds:: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan/0.277 millions USD
Duration: 3 years

Identification and Risk Analysis of Potential Mega Geo-hazards along China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Principle investigator: Dr. Muhammad Shafique (NCEG)
Sponsor/Funds:Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and National Science Foundation of China (NSFC)/ 56 millions PKR.
Duration: September 2016-September 2019

Satellite remote sensing based lithological mapping and minerals exploration in Chitral District

Principle investigator:Dr. Muhammad Shafique (NCEG)
Sponsor/Funds:Planning and Development Department, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan/ 8.4 millions PKR.
Duration: August 2017-Septmber 2018

Near-Real time monitoring of landslide movement using then optical camera

Principle investigator: Dr. Muhammad Shafique (NCEG)
Sponsor/Funds:University of Twente the Netherlands and the NCEG / 2 millions PKR.
Duration: On Going since June 2015

Muhammad Ali Sikandar, Waqas Ahmad, Muhammad Hanif Khan, Faryal Ali, Muhammad Waseem

Muhammad Waseem, Muhammad Asif Khan, Sarfraz Khan

S.A. Khan, N. Abeer, Said Muhammad*, F. Jawad, T. Khan. 2019. (Accepted)

Potentially toxic elements contamination in water and evaluation for risk assessment in the Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

R. Ullah, Said Muhammad, I.A.K. Jadoon. 2019 (accepted)

Potentially harmful elements contamination in water and sediment: Evaluation for risk assessment and provenance in the northern Sulaiman fold belt, Baluchistan, Pakistan

Umer Hayat, Adnan Barkat, Aamir Ali, Khaista Rehman, Shazia Sifat and Talat Iqbal

Yaseen, M. Ghani, M. Anjum, N. Sajid, M. Irfan Ullah Jan, Mehmood, M. Khan, E. U. Muzaffar, W. (2019/In Press).

A novel approach to evaluate, highlight, and conserve the geologically significant geoheritage sites from the Peshawar basin, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Geoheritage (Impact Factor= 2.57).

Arjumand Riaz, Sardar Khan, Said Muhammad, Mohammad Tahir Shah

Mercury Contamination in Water and Sediments and the Associated Health Risk: A Case Study of Artisanal Gold mining

Mehwish Bibi, Michael Wagreich, Shahid Iqbal, Irfan U Jan

Regional sediment sources versus the Indus River system: The Plio-Pleistocene of the Peshawar Basin (NW-Pakistan). Sedimentary Geology

Suleman Afridi, Muhammad Ali Sikandar, Muhammad Waseem, Hasan Nasir, Amjad Naseer

Özcan, E., Yücel, A.O., Erbay, S., Less, G., Kaygili, S., Ali, N. and Hanif, M.

Reticulate Nummulites (N. fabianii Linage) and age of the Pellatispira-Beds of the Drazinda Formation, Sulaiman Range, Pakistan. International Journal of Paleobiology and Paleontology 2 (1)

Fahad Ali,Muhammad Hanif, Shiqi Zhang, Khalid Latif, Sajjad Ahmad, Irfan U. Jan & Hawas Khan (Accepted)

Ooid fabric in the Jurassic of the Indus Basin of Pakistan: Control on the original mineralogy Current Science.

Özcan, E.,Hohenegger, J., Yücel, A.O., Kaygili, S., Ali, N. and Hanif, M. 2019

Baculogypsina sulaimanensis N. sp. (Calcarinidae) from the Priabonian of Sulaiman Range, Pakistan: A possible ancestor for the recent Baculogypsina sphaerulata. The Journal of Foraminiferal Research 49 (4).

Ubaid ur Rehman, Sardar Khan, Said Muhammad (in press) 2019

Ingestion of Arsenic-Contaminated Drinking Water Leads to Health Risk and Traces in Human Biomarkers (Hair, Nails, Blood, and Urine), Pakistan. Exposure & Health

Liaqat Ali, A. Rashid, S. Khattak, M. Zeb and Shah Jehan (In press)

Rashid, A., Khattak, S.A., Ali, L., Zeb, M., Jehan, S., Ayub, M. and ShafiUllah


Shah Jehan, Sardar Khan, Seema A. Khattak, Said Muhammad, Abdur Rashid, Nisar Muhammad

Ali, F., Qiang, J., Ahmad, S., Khan, S., Hanif, M. and Jan, I.U. 2019

Ahmad Hammad Khaliq, Muhammad Waseem, Sarfraz Khan, Waqas Ahmed and Muhammad Asif Khan

Muhammad Riaz, Khalid Latif, Tehseen Zafar, Enzhao Xiao, Shahid Ghazi, Long Wang, Abdullah Ali Hussein

Zahid Hussain, Sarfraz Khan, M. Asif Khan, Muhammad Waseem and Waqas Ahmed

Mehwish Bibi, Wagreich, Michael; Iqbal, Shahid; GIER, SUSANNE; Irfan U. Jan. (Accepted)

Sedimentation and glaciations during the Pleistocene: Palaeoclimate reconstruction in the Peshawar Basin, Pakistan".
Geological Journal

Sajjad Ahmad, Faizan Ahmad, Abd Ullah, Muhammad Eisa, Farman Ullah, Khalid Latif, Suleman Khan

Rashid Ali, Marc-André Bünzli, Luca Colombo, Seema Anjum Khattak, Sebastián Pera, Mohammad Riaz, Claudio Valsangiacomo

Muhammad Waseem, Abdul Lateef, Irshad Ahmad, Sarfraz Khan, Waqas Ahmed

Shah Jehan, Seema Anjum Khattak, Said Muhammad, Rafiq Ahmad, Muhammad Farooq, Sardar Khan, Abdullah Khan, Liaqat Ali

Latif, K., Xiao, E., Riaz, M., Hussein, A.A.A. 2018

Natasha Khan and Khaista Rehman

Fahad Ali, Sajjad Ahmad, Suleman Khan,Muhammad Hanif, Jin Qiang

Adnan Barkat, Aamir Ali, Umar Hayat, Quentin G.Crowley, Khaista Rehman, Naila Siddique, Takreem Haidar, Talat Iqbal

Iqbal, S. Bibi, Mehwish. Wagreich, M. Jan, I. U. Kuerschner, W. M. Gier, S.

Hot-house climate during the Triassic/Jurassic transition: The evidence of climate change from the southern hemisphere (Salt Range, Pakistan). Global and Planetary Change (Impact Factor= 3.98/2017).
(2018/in press)

Fayyaz-Ur-Rehman Abbasi, Aamir Ali, Tiago M. Alves, Khaista Rehman

Adnan Barkat, Aamir Ali, Khaista Rehman, Muhammad Awais, Muhammad Arslan Tariq , Junaid Ahmed, Muhammad Ayaz Amin and Talat Iqbal

Adnan Barkat, Aamir Ali, Khaista Rehman, Muhammad Awais, Muhammad Shahid Riaz and Talat Iqbal

Riaz M, Xiao E, Latif K, Zafar T (2018

Bacha, A. S., M. Shafique and H. van der Werff (2018)

Farooq, M., M. Shafique and M. S. Khattak (2018)

Xiao E., Latif, K., Riaz, M., Qin Y., Wang, H., 2018

Abdur Rashid, Dong-Xing Guan, Abida Farooqi, Sardar Khan, Salman Zahir, Shah Jehan,Seema Anjum Khattak, Muhammad Sufaid Khan, Raees Khan

Ahmad. S. Jan. I. U. et al., (2018/in press).

Stratigraphic and paleoclimatic reconstruction of the Upper Carboniferous-Lower Permian strata from the Southern Gondwanaland remnants in Pakistan. Stratigraphy.

Khan, H., M. Shafique and M. A. Khan (in press).

"Landslide susceptibility assessment using Frequency Ratio, a case study of northern Pakistan." The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences.

Riaz, M. T., M. Basharat, N. Hameed, M. Shafique and J. Luo (In Press)

"A data-driven approach to landslide susceptibility mapping in mountainous terrain: a case study from the NW Himalayas, Pakistan." Natural Hazards Review.

Shafique, M., F. Babar, B. Alam Sher and U. Saleem (In press).

"Evaluating glacier dynamics using temporal remote sensing images; a case study of Hunza valley, northern Pakistan." Environmental Earth Sciences.

Karin Şeşetyan, Muhammad Asif Khan, Tahir Mammadli, Muhammad Waseem, Hilal Yalçın, Mustafa Tolga Yılmaz, ...........

Özcan, E., Saraswati, P. K., Yucel, A.O., Ali, N. Hanif, M. 2018.

Bartonian orthophragminids from the Fulra Limestone (Kutch, W India) and coeval units in Sulaiman Range, Pakistan: a synthesis of shallow benthic zone (SBZ) 17  for the Indian Subcontinent. Geodinamica Acta 30 (1).

Adnan Barkat, Aamir Ali, Khaista Rehman, Muhammad Awais, Muhammad Shahid Riaz and Talat Iqbal

Liaqat Ali, S.A. Khattak, H. Mouri, M. Tariq and M. Mehmood (2018)

Geological Control of High Fluoride Concentrations in Drinking Water and its Health Impacts: A Case Study From the District Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. Accepted Medical Geology EGU General Assembly Vienna Austria.

Inayat Rehman, M. Ishaq, Liaqat Ali, Sardar Khan, Imtiaz Ahmad, Imran Din and Hameed Ullah (Accepted)

Enrichment, spatial distribution of potential ecological and human health risk assessment via toxic metals in soil and surface water ingestion in the vicinity of Sewakht mines, district Chitral, Northern Pakistan. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.

Ishaq, M. Jan, I. U. Hanif, M & Awais, M. 2018

Microfacies and diagenetic studies of the Sakesar Limestone, Potwar Plateau, Pakistan: approach of reservoir evaluation using outcrop analogue" Carbonates and Evaporites (Journal).(In Press 2018)

Awasi, M., Hanif, M., Khan, M.Y. Jan, I.U. and Ishaq, M. 2018

Relating petrophysical parameters to petrographic interpretations in carbonates of the Chorgali Formation, Potwar Plateau, Pakistan. Carbonates and Evaporites, doi: 10.1007/s13146-017-0414-x.



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