Meet our Team in Pakistan
Our team currently conducting fieldwork at Alam Bridge and Chilas in the Karakorum mountains consists of talented and highly motivated Pakistani archaeologists. We are delighted to work together and also hope to continue our collaborations in years to come. On this page we briefly introduce every member of the team.
Team coordinator Abdul Ghani Khan completed his Master's degree in archaeology with a Gold Medal from Hazara University in Pakistan in 2014. He moreover completed his MPhil degree in 2018 at the same institution. He has extensive experience in the field, through many national and international archaeological excavations and survey projects. He holds an expertise in 3D modelling and Photogrammetry techniques as well. Ghani's main research interest is in documenting and studying rock carvings of the Karakorum Mountains, in particular Buddhist carvings.
In 2020, Ghani was awarded the Prince Claus Heritage Emergency Grant. He is the main fieldwork and outreach coordinator of this project and preparing to continue his research as part of a PhD trajectory.
Zafar Iqbal is doing his PhD in archaeology from Hazara University Mansehra, Pakiatan. His area of interest is rock art and now he also working on megalith structures and protohistoric graves culture of Yasin and Ishkomen Valleys Gilgit-Baltistan.
During his academic career he has participated in different international and national archaeological trainings/projects. He has participated in different training programs in France with the support and collaboration of French Archaeological Mission to Indus Basin (MAFBI).
Amjad Ali Mughal is a Graphics designer in Computer Vision & Graphics Lab at LUMS (Lahore University of Management Sciences) and at Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering.
His areas of expertise are photogrammetry, photography, designing and modelling, virtual tours and laser scanning. He has worked with different national and international organizations and makes wonderful 3D models of different archaeological monuments and sites.
Hobaib Muhammad from Malakand Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Hobaib did his Masters and M.Phil in Archaeology from Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan. His research interest is the Archaeological Archives of DOAM, Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Pakistan Islamabad, which he worked with during his M.Phil studies. In this project he digitized all of the archaeological archives of DOAM from1947 to 1990. He gained a lot of experience in the field of archival work.
During this time period he studied the archives of DOAM and developed them in advanced setups using digitization techniques. He has participated in different national and international projects/seminars/ workshops. Currently he is a "visiting lecturer" at the Department of Archaeology, University of Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan.
Shafiullah is an archaeologist from the Chilas area, in the district Diamer Gilgit-Baltistan. He completed his Master's degree in Archaeology from Hazara University, Mansehra.
He is a hard worker and has a keen interest in the study of rock art, which he puts to good use during our current fieldwork campaign in his home region.
Ehsan Ali belongs to Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. He has done his M.Phil in Archaeology from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad in 2018. During his academic session he has done research work on the rock art in Ghanche District, Baltistan.
His area of interest is to study the history of Baltistan according to the archaeological study in the ancient rock carvings. He is also affiliated with K2 Pakistan trek, tour & expedition as Cultural Tour guide in the area of Gilgit-Baltistan.