Research Papers (Internationational)
2018 - 2017


    Ali, N., Ozcan, E., Yucel, A.O., Hanif, M., Hashmi, S.I., Ullah, F., Rizwan, M. and Pignatti, J. 2018. Bartonian orthophragminids with new endemic species from the Pirkoh and Drazinda formations in the Sulaiman Range, Indus Basin, Pakistan. Geodinamica Acta. Vol. 30 (1), 31-62.

    Awais, 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. 1-15.

    Bacha, A.S., Shafique, M. and van der Werff, H. 2018. Landslide Inventory and Susceptibility Modelling Using Geospatial Tools, In Hunza-Nagar Valley, Northern Pakistan. Journal of Mountain Science. Vol. 15, 1354.

    Barkat, A., Ali, A., Rehman, K., Awais, M., Riaz, M. S. and Iqbal, T. 2018. Thermal IR satellite data application for earthquake research in Pakistan. Journal of Geodynamics. Vol. 116, 13-22.

    Barkat, A., Ali, A., Rehman, K., Awais, M., Tariq, M. A., Ahmed, J., Amin, M. A. and Iqbal, T. 2018. Multi-precursory Analysis of Phalla Earthquake (July 2015; Mw 5.1) Near Islamabad, Pakistan. Pure and Applied Geophysics.  DOI:

    Faisal, S., Larson, K. P., Camacho, A. and Coutand, I. 2018. Cooling, exhumation, and deformation in the Hindu Kush, NW Pakistan: New constraints from preliminary 40Ar/39Ar and fission track analysis. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. Vol. 158, 415-427.

    Farooq, M., Shafique, M. and Khattak, M. S. 2018. Flood frequency analysis of river swat using Log Pearson type 3, Generalized Extreme Value, Normal, and Gumbel Max distribution methods. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. Vol. 11 (9), 216.

    Iqbal, A., Ullah, S., Khalid, N., Ahmad, W., Ahmad, I., Shafique, M., Hulley, G.C., Roberts, D.A. and Skidmore, A. K. 2018. Selection of HyspIRI optimal band positions for the earth compositional mapping using HyTES data. Remote Sensing of Environment. Vol. 206, 350-362.

    Ishaq, M., Jan, I. U., Hanif, M. and Awais, M. 2018. Microfacies and diagenetic studies of the Early Eocene Sakesar Limestone, Potwar Plateau, Pakistan: approach of reservoir evaluation using outcrop analogue. Carbonates and Evaporites.

    Jan, M. Q., Laghari, A., Khan, M. A., Agheem, M. H. and Khan, T. 2018. Petrology of calc-alkaline/adakitic basement hosting A-type Neoproterozoic granites of the Malani Igneous Suite in Nagar Parkar, SE Sindh, Pakistan. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. Vol. 11 (2), 25.

    Jehan, S., Khattak, S. A., Muhammad, S., Ahmad, R., Farooq, M., Khan, S., Khan A. and Ali, L. 2018. Ecological and health risk assessment of heavy metals in the Hattar industrial estate, Pakistan. Toxin Reviews.

    Khan, H., Shafique M. and Khan M. A. (2018/in press). Landslide susceptibility assessment using Frequency Ratio, a case study of northern Pakistan. The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences.

    Khan, M. Y., Xue, G. Q. and Chen, W. Y. 2018. Analysis of long-offset transient electromagnetic (LOTEM) data in time, frequency and pseudo-seismic domain. Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics. Vol. 23 (1), 15-32.

    Khan, R. Khan, M. Z., Khan, A. and Jan, I. U. 2018. Effect of Humic Acid on Growth and Crop Nutrients Status of Wheat on Two Different Soil. Journal of Plant Nutrition. Vol. 41 (4), 453-460.

    Khan, S. and Khan, M. A. 2018. Seismic Microzonation of Islamabad–Rawalpindi Metropolitan Area, Pakistan. Pure and Applied Geophysics. Vol. 175 (1), 149-164.

    Khan, S., Waseem, M., Khan, M. A. and Ahmed W. 2018. Updated earthquake catalogue for seismic hazard analysis in Pakistan. Journal of Seismology.

    Özcan, E., Saraswati, P. K., Yucel, A.O., Ali, N. and 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. Vol. 30 (1), 137-162.  

    Rashid, A., Guan, D. X., Farooqi, A., Khan, S., Zahir, S., Jehan, S., Khattak, S. A., Khan M. S. and Khan, R. 2018. Fluoride prevalence in groundwater around a fluorite mining area in the flood plain of the River Swat, Pakistan. Science of The Total Environment. Vol. 635, 203-215.

    Rehman, H. U., Khan, T., Jan, M. Q., Lee, H. Y., Chung, S. L. and Murata, M. 2018. Timing and span of the continental crustal growth in SE Pakistan: Evidence from LA-ICP-MS U-Pb zircon ages from granites of the Nagar Parkar Igneous Complex. Gondwana Research. Vol. 61, 172–186.

    Riaz, M. T., Basharat, M., Hameed, N., Shafique, M. and Luo, J. 2018. A Data-Driven Approach to Landslide-Susceptibility Mapping in Mountainous Terrain: Case Study from the Northwest Himalayas, Pakistan. Natural Hazards Review. Vol. 19 (4), 05018007.

    Riaz, M., Xiao, E. and Latif, K. 2018 Sequence-Stratigraphic Position of Oolitic Bank of Cambrian in North China Platform: Example from the Kelan Section of Shanxi Province. Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering.

    Saddique, U., Muhammad, S., Tariq, M., Zhang, H., Arif, M., Jadoon, I. A. and Khattak, N. U. 2018. Potentially toxic elements in soil of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and Tribal areas, Pakistan: evaluation for human and ecological risk assessment. Environmental geochemistry and health. 1-14. pp.1-4.

    Şeşetyan, K., Danciu, L., Tümsa, M.B. D., Giardini, D.,Erdik, M., Akkar, S., Gülen, L.,  Zare, M., Adamia, S., Ansari, A., Arakelyan, A., Askan, A.,  Avanesyan, M., Babayan, H., Chelidze, R., Ata, E., Hamzehloo Khaled, H.,Kalafat, D., Kale, Ö., Karakhanyan, A.,  Khan, M. A., Mammadli, T., Mahmood, T.,  Al-Qaryouti, M., Sayab, M., TsereteliM, N., Utkucu, M., Varazanashvili, Otar.,Waseem, M., Yalcin, H., Yilmaz, T. 2018. The 2014 seismic hazard model of Middle East: overview and results. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. Vol. 16 (8).

    Shafique, M., Faiz, B., Bacha, A. S. and Ullah, S. 2018. Evaluating glacier dynamics using temporal remote sensing images: a case study of Hunza Valley, northern Pakistan. Environmental Earth Sciences. Vol. 77 (5), 162.

    Shafique, M., Hussain, M. L., Khan, M. A., van der Meijde, M., and Khan, S. 2018. Geology as a proxy for V s30-based seismic site characterization, a case study of northern Pakistan. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 11 (12), 298.

    Umbreen, N., Sohni, S., Ahmad, I., Khattak, N. U. and Gul, K. 2018. Self-assembled three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide-based hydrogel for highly efficient and facile removal of pharmaceutical compounds from aqueous solution. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. Vol. 527, 356-367.

    Waseem, M., Lai, C. G. and Spacone, E. 2018. Seismic hazard assessment of northern Pakistan. Natural Hazards. Vol. 90 (2), 563-600.

    Xiao, E., Latif, K., Riaz, M., Qin, Y., and Wang, H. Calcified microorganisms bloom in Furongian of the North China Platform: Evidence from Microbialitic-Bioherm in Qijiayu Section, Hebei. Open Geosciences. Vol. 10 (1), 250-260.

    Yu, L., Peng, C., Regmi, A. D., Murray, V., Pasuto, A., Titti, G. and Shafique, M. 2018. An international program on Silk Road Disaster Risk Reduction–a Belt and Road initiative (2016–2020). Journal of Mountain Science. Vol. 15 (7), 1383-1396.

    Zhang, A. K.,  Mo, X. X.,  Yuan, W. M., Khattak, N. U., Feng, C. Y., Zhang, W. Q., Liu, G. L., Jing, X. Y., Hao, N. N. (2018). Petrogenesis and tectonic setting of the Yemaquan granite from the iron-polymetallic ore area of Qimantag, Eastern Kunlun Mountains, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Island Arc. Vol. 26 (4), e12190.

    Zhuang, G., Najman, Y., Tian, Y., Carter, A., Gemignani, L., Wijbrans, J., Jan, M. Q. and Khan M. A. 2018. Insights into the evolution of the Hindu Kush-Kohistan-Karakoram from modern river sand detrital geo- and thermochronological studies. Journal of Geological Society of London.


Ahmad, S., Ali, A. and Rehman, K. 2017.  The Interrelationship of Micro-Meso and Macroscopic Structures on the Western Limb of the Hazara Kashmir Syntaxis, Pakistan. Acta Geologica Sinica‐English Edition. Vol. 91 (5), 801−840.

Ali, A., Ullah, M., Hussain, M., Bhatti, A. S. and Rehman, K. 2017. Estimation of the Shale Oil/Gas Potential of a Paleocene–Eocene Succession: A Case Study from the MeyalArea, Potwar Basin, Pakistan. Acta Geologica Sinica-English Edition. Vol. 91(6), 2180–2199

Awais, M., Barkat, A., Ali, A., Rehman, K., Zafar, W. A. and Iqbal, T. 2017. Satellite thermal IR and atmospheric radon anomalies associated with Haripur earthquake (Oct 2010; Mw 5.2), Pakistan. Advances in Space Research. Vol. 60 (11), 2333-2344.

Chen, W.Y., Xue, G. Q., Olatayo, A.L., Chen, K., Khan, M. Y., Chen, W., Zhang, L. and Chen, W. 2017. A comparison of loop time-domain electromagnetic and short-offset transient electromagnetic methods for mapping water-enriched zones — A case history in Shaanxi, China. Geophysics. Vol. 82 (6), B201-B208.

Khan S., van der Meijde, M., van. der. Wreff, H, and Shafique, M. 2017. Impact of Mesh and DEM Resolutions in SEM Simulation of 3D Seismic Response. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 107 (5), 2151-2159.

Khan, T., Murata, M., Jan, M. Q., Rehman, H., Zafar, M., Ozawa, H., Qadir, A. and Mehmood, S. 2017. Felsic dykes in the Neoproterozoic Nagar Parkar Igneous Complex, SE Sindh, Pakistan: geochemistry and tectonic settings. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. Vol. 10 (14), 308.

Qadri, S. T., Islam, M. A., Shalaby, M. R., Rehman, K. and Sajjad, S. H. 2017. Characterizing site response in the Attock Basin, Pakistan, using microtremor measurement analysis. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. Vol. 10 (12), 267.

Rehman, H. U., Jan, M. Q., Khan, T., Yamamoto, H. and Kaneko, Y. 2017. Varieties of the Himalayan Eclogites: A pictorial review of Textural and Petrological features. Island Arc. Vol. 26 (5), e12209.

Rehman, K., Ali, W., Ali, A., Ali, A. and Barkat, A. 2017. Shallow and intermediate depth earthquakes in the Hindu Kush region across the Afghan-Pakistan border. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences. Vol. 148, 241-253.

Rehman, K., Burton, P. W., Weatherill, G. A. and Bayliss, T. J. 2017. Application of Gumbel I and Monte Carlo methods to assess seismic hazard in and around Pakistan. Journal of Seismology. Vol. (22), 575-588.

Siddiqui, R. H., Jan, M. Q., Khan, M. A., Kakar, M. I. and Foden, J. 2017. Petrogenesis of the Late Cretaceous tholeiitic volcanism and oceanic arc affinity of the Chagai arc, Western Pakistan. Acta Geologica Sinica-English Edition. Vol. 91, 1248–1263.

Waseem, M. and Spacone E. 2017. Seismic fragility curves for the typical simply supported bridges in northern Pakistan. Journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics. Vol. 64 (2), 213-223.