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REHMAN AKHTAR: A Visionary Leader and Founding Editor and publisher of The Engineer Newspaper. In the rich tapestry of our family's history and the inception of our esteemed publication, The Engineer Newspaper, one name stands out as the indomitable force behind its foundation – REHMAN AKHTAR. A man of vision, dedication, and unwavering commitment to excellence, Mr. Rehman Akhtar carved a remarkable legacy as the founding editor and publisher of The Engineer, leaving an indelible mark on the world of journalism. REHMAN AKHTAR emerged as a civil engineer with a passion for disseminating knowledge and fostering intellectual discourse. His journey began in 1962, when he laid the foundation stones of The Engineer Newspaper, a publication that would soon become a beacon of enlightenment in the field of engineering and beyond. A true pioneer, Mr. Akhtar's foresight propelled The Engineer to the forefront of the industry, providing a platform for engineers, innovators, and thought leaders to share their insights and discoveries. His commitment to journalistic integrity and the pursuit of knowledge resonated through the pages of the newspaper, fostering a community dedicated to pushing the boundaries of engineering excellence. REHMAN AKHTER's impact extends far beyond the realm of journalism; his legacy is a testament to the transformative power of passion and perseverance. As a civil engineer, he navigated the challenges of his time with resilience and determination, leaving an enduring imprint on the landscape of British India's engineering history. As we honor the memory of our patriarch and celebrate the thriving legacy of The Engineer Newspaper, we pay homage to REHMAN AKHTER – a trailblazer, a visionary, and the driving force behind our commitment to delivering quality journalism and fostering innovation. His spirit lives on in every word printed on these pages, reminding us that the pursuit of knowledge is a timeless endeavor, one that continues to shape our narrative and inspire generations to come.


Honoring a Stalwart Legacy: REHMAN NASIR, Former Editor and Publisher of The Engineer Newspaper Following the profound legacy of his father, REHMAN NASIR stepped into the editorial helm of The Engineer Newspaper after the passing of the illustrious REHMAN AKHTAR. Embracing the mantle with dedication and a deep sense of responsibility, Nasir seamlessly carried forward the vision set by his father. As the former Editor and Publisher, REHMAN NASIR demonstrated an unwavering commitment to upholding the standards of excellence set by the founding figure. With a keen understanding of the evolving landscape of engineering and journalism, Nasir steered the publication into the contemporary era, ensuring its continued relevance and impact. Under his leadership, The Engineer remained a source of inspiration and knowledge for the engineering community and beyond. REHMAN NASIR's stewardship was a testament to the enduring values instilled by his father, creating a seamless transition that honored the past while embracing the future. As we navigated the ever-changing currents of the industry, REHMAN NASIR stood at the forefront, preserving the heritage of The Engineer Newspaper and charting a course for continued success. His leadership mirrored the same passion and commitment that defined the legacy of REHMAN AKHTAR, ensuring that The Engineer remained a beacon of excellence in the world of journalism and engineering until his passing in 2017.


Continuing the Editorial Journey: M. ALI NASIR, Editor of The Engineer Newspaper and Founder of THE ENGINEER GLOBAL - The World's First International Digital Engineering Newspaper Following the untimely passing of REHMAN NASIR in 2017, the reins of The Engineer Newspaper were gracefully assumed by his successor, M. ALI NASIR. Carrying the torch of a storied legacy, M Ali Nasir not only took on the mantle of Editor but also embarked on a groundbreaking venture as the Founder of THE ENGINEER GLOBAL, heralded as the world's first international digital engineering newspaper. With a profound understanding of the intricate intersection of engineering and journalism, M. ALI NASIR has skillfully navigated the editorial landscape, preserving the publication's rich heritage while infusing it with a contemporary vision. His commitment to excellence and innovation has propelled The Engineer Newspaper to new heights, maintaining its status as a beacon of knowledge within the engineering community. In addition to his role as Editor, M. ALI NASIR's entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish THE ENGINEER GLOBAL, revolutionizing the way engineering news is consumed globally. As the first of its kind, this digital platform connects and engages engineering professionals on an international scale, transcending geographical boundaries in the pursuit of engineering excellence. As we navigate the evolving currents of the industry, M. ALI NASIR stands as a dynamic leader, steering The Engineer Newspaper into the future while simultaneously championing global collaboration through THE ENGINEER GLOBAL. His dual role exemplifies a commitment to both tradition and progress, ensuring that the legacy of The Engineer continues to thrive and resonate worldwide in the digital age.


THE ENGINEER, national newspaper of engineering is the pioneer in engineering journalism in Asia. The First edition of THE ENGINEER was published in 1962. Since then THE ENGINEER has never gone back. Now it has completed 61 years of regular publication. Late Mr. Rehman Akhtar, was the founder of THE ENGINEER. In these 61 years, THE ENGINEER always stood with the professionals for the betterment of this great country. During these 6 decades, THE ENGINEER achieved many records. Institutions like the Pakistan Engineering Council, Pakistan Engineering Congress, Institution of Engineers Pakistan, and Institution of Electrical & Electronics Engineers always appreciated the services rendered by THE ENGINEER, for the engineering industry. PEC and IEP awarded shields to recognize the meritorious services of THE ENGINEER. During these 61 years, THE ENGINEER played a positive role in the betterment of the engineering industry of Pakistan at both national and international forums. almost every eminent engineer appreciated the role of THE ENGINEER and expressed their point of view on many forums in Pakistan. THE ENGINEER, with vast circulation from Karachi to all over Pakistan touching every nook and corner of the industry, is published every month and covers all the important events in the country related to engineering professionals. no doubt that THE ENGINEER is a trendsetter and a symbol of pride for the engineering industry of Pakistan. Now as this is an era of advanced technology and everyone is going digital THE ENGINEER has also decided to be with an era, now we have launched world's first digital international engineering newspaper named THE ENGINEER GLOBAL. THE ENGINEER GLOBAL is first of its kind, in this international digital newspaper we are covering every aspect of the global engineering industry every nook and corner at its best, from Asia & Pacific to Americas.