With a career spanning for over four decades, Engr. Muhammad Asghar has a diverse and well-versed experience in higher education administration, infrastructure development and active military service. Engr. Muhammad Asghar became Rector of National University of Sciences and Technology in 2007 and has since been committed to transforming NUST into a world class center of excellence. During his Rectorship, NUST has grown substantially in quality and student enrollment, emphasizing research, innovation,entrepreneurship, industry and international linkages, social initiatives and infrastructure development.
Pakistan government has also recognized his contributions towards higher education and the outstanding performance of his university by awarding him “Hilal-e-Imtiaz”, the second highest civil award of Pakistan.