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I can answer questions based on FIDIC 4 and FIDIC 1999 [design-build] with particular reference to time extension , price adjustment and disputes. I am in particular more inclined for response to points pertaining to how claims should be framed and put up in case of technical or other contractual shortcomings. Regarding procurement matters I have spent over 5 years as procurement specialist for highway authority and dealt with numerous claims and disputes in the capacity of "The Engineer" .

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- Contract Administration/Management - Project Management including Quantity Surveying for last over 30 years COUNTRIES OF WORK EXPERIENCES: Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Iran EMPLOYMENT RECORD: a) National Engineering Services (Pvt.) Ltd. (NESPAK)as Contract Administrator / Procurement specialist, from June 2008 to to-date. b) National Highway Authority (NHA), Islamabad : as Procurement/Contract Specialist, from 2003 to June 2008. c) Engineering Consultants International (Pvt.) Ltd. Consultants : as General Manager (Project Management Cell), from 1998 to 2003. d) Astaldi Ferrocement JV (Sukkur Bypass Project & Bridges) Contractor : Worked as Technical advisor to the country manager, from 1994 to 1947. e) Environ (Pvt.) Ltd. Design-Construct firm :As Environmental Advisor, from 1993 to 1994. f) M/s Redco Group W.L. L Contractors : as the Contracts Manager, from 1989 to 1982. g) Technical Associates (Pvt.) Ltd. Contractors : as the Project Manager, from 1986 to 1989. h) Macdonald Layton & Company (MLC) Contractors : as the Project Manager, from 1976 to 1986. i) Construction Shargh Limited, Tehran, Iran Contractors : as the Project Engineer , from 1975 to 1975. j) Capital Development Authority, Islamabad Civic Body : as job coordinator , from 1964 to 1974.


National Engineering Services Pakistan Ltd. DMRD Division.


Traffic study [institutional arrangement for driver training in pakistan] if i correctly remember it for UNDP


EDUCATION: - B.E[civil engg.] - 1 1/2 year industrial training in concrete structures in United Kingdom for studies related to Concrete Structures, Planning and Contract Management Aspects. Attachments at Edinburgh University, Cement and Concrete Association and Sir Robert Mathew Johnson Marshall and Partners Edinburgh for six months each. MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: - Member and registered professional Engineer of Pakistan Engineering Council. - Honorary expert for Construction Law at

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Achievement Award by Institute of Architects Pakistan Rawalpindi/Islamabad Chapter for the year 1992

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Private and Government sector clients.

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It is logical

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Q & A helps you to see from a different perspectives.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The enjoyment to resolve a dispute

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If your response is not to the point or relevant

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Recent Answers from Liaqat Hayat

2017-04-02 Performance Bank Guarantee:

Dear sir   Still I feel that you may proceed further with the case and ask for Engineer's decision/DB decision if employer do not agree.It is a case of fighting a claim under clause 67 or 20.1 depending

2017-04-01 Performance Bank Guarantee:

Dear sir,  Thank you for your question and like to say that I tend to agree with the views of the employer in principle . Can you elaborate more on your second para regarding financing charges being claimed

2017-02-26 GC Sub-clause 12.3.4 for new rate of BOQ Item in FIDIC Bank Harmonised edition:

dear sir,  thank you for your question and like to respond with my opinion clearly  in favour of applicable quantity of 70 cum as the relevant clause clearly mentions that new rate is applicable when measured

2017-02-15 Priority of documents:

Dear shoaib; thank you for the views are that you should base your tenfder submission on the basis of emphloyer's documents only as it has cost case for some reason,you must submit

2017-02-09 EOT and LD:

Dear Kishna,  irrespective of ld provision in contract ,breach calls for financial compensation to the effected party for loss or injury by the party in breach as per nature of 'damages'either in the form


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