SOPREST (Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology) is the parent body of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute.  The institute was registered in 1988 by SOPREST. Ghulam Ishaq Khan, while president of Pakistan, was elected the president of the Society for life and Mr. H. U. Beg was appointed its honorary executive director. The ordinance of the institute was promulgated by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Government in March 1993, and the first batch of students was inducted the same year in October.

Engr. Shamsul Mulk, Ph.D. (Hon), HI is the current President of SOPREST and also of the Board of Governors of the GIK Institute.

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors sits at the apex of the statutory pyramid of the Institute and its composition is the same as that of the General Council of the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology. It has overall control of the Institute, and has the powers to create new components of the Institute such as a school, faculty or any other teaching or research unit, and to change constitution of its Executive Committee and Governing Council.

  • President
    • Engr. Shams-Ul-Mulk, Ph.D. (Hon), HI, President, SOPREST and President Board of Governors, GIK Institute
  • Founding Members
    • Engr. Shah Nawaz Khan
    • Engr. Salim Saifullah Khan
    • Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, NI, HI, SI
    • Mr. Yusuf H. Sherazi (or Mr. Ali H. Shirazi)
    • Mr. M. Adil Khattak
    • Mr. Farid Rahman
    • Mr. Kh. Zaheer Ahmad
    • Mr. Atif Rais Khan
    • Mr. Osman Saifullah Khan
  • Other Members
    • Mr. Abdul Razzaq Dawood
    • Mr. Shah Faisal Afridi
  • Ex-officio Members
    • Chairman, Higher Education Commission
    • Chairman Water and Power Development Authority
    • Executive Director, SOPREST
    • Secretary, Finance Division, Govt. of Pakistan
    • Chief Secretary, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
    • Secretary Law, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Secretary Board of Governors
    • Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Khan



House No. 534, Street No. 33

NPF Housing Scheme, Sector E-11/3