Najeebullah, Kakar

Department of Geology, University of Balochistan, Pakistan

I am currently working as a faculty member in Department of Geology University of Balochistan, Pakistan. I completed my BS in Applied Geology in 2011. I was appointed as a Gemologist in 2013 in Pakistan Gems and Jewelery Development Company, after working there for 1 year I joined Balochistan Irrigation Department where I worked as a hydrogeologist for 3 years. I was sent on deputation to a World Bank project titled “Balochistan Integrated water resources and development project”. I then joined Department of Geology, University of Balochistan in 2018 after leaving the Balochistan Irrigation Department. I had done my M.Phil. on Land Subsidence and declining water resources in Balochistan region. In collaboration with Colorado University USA I used DGPS units, INSAR imagery and water decline to measure land subsidence in Quetta Valley, Balochistan and asses its causes. I have also used the same techniques to quantify plate tectonic motion of Chaman Fault. My Interest include mapping of land subsidence using remote sensing & GIS and Plate tectonic movement to identify earthquake prone areas. I have recently installed extensometers on Chaman fault to measure its creeping and fissure widening in Quetta Valley.

Bibliography:
  • Najeebullah Kakar, Din Mohammad Kakar, Abdul Salam Khan, Shuhab D. Khan “Land Subsidence Caused by Groundwater Exploitation in Quetta Valley, Pakistan” Int. j. econ. environ. geol. Vol:7(2) 10-19, 2016.
  • Huang, Jingqiu, Shuhab D. Khan, Abduwasit Ghulam, Wanda Crupa, Ismail A. Abir, Abdul S. Khan, Din M. Kakar, Aimal Kasi, and Najeebullah Kakar. “Study of Subsidence and Earthquake Swarms in the Western Pakistan.” Remote Sensing 8, no. 11 (2016): 956, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs8110956.