Syed Mohammad Anwar Habib (born Karachi, Pakistan, HI, PE) is a Pakistani electrical engineer who served as the Chairman of the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) from 2009 until 2017.[1][2]

Anwar Habib
Alma materDawood University
Quaid-e-Azam University
Known forNuclear safety and Radiation protection
AwardsMedal of Excellence (ribbon).gif Hilal-i-Imtiaz (2018)
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical engineering
InstitutionsPakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
SASSI University
WebsiteLinkedinn profile


Habib was educated in Karachi where attended the Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) and graduated with Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electronic Engineering.[3] He went to attend the Quaid-e-Azam University and graduated with Master of Science (MS) in physics, where he specialized in electromagnetism.[4]

Habib joined the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission where he was part of the nuclear safety division, and went joined the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority in 2001.[5] In 2009, he was appointed chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority and has spoken internationally in health and radiation safety,[6] and written multiple papers on nuclear regulation and safety.[7]

He is currently as a professor and director of the nuclear power at the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute University (SASSI)—a Pakistan-based foreign policy think tank.[1]



  1. ^ a b Habib, Anwar. "Anwar Habib – SASSI University". SASSI University. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  2. ^ "'Message from the Chairman'" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  3. ^ "President to confer awards on Pakistani, foreign nationals on 23rd". 16 March 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-03-16. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Pakistan set to honour Asma Jahangir, Fidel Castro on March 23". The Express Tribune. 17 March 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  5. ^ "'Peaceful use of nuclear energy vital for country's growth'". The Nation. 6 August 2019. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  6. ^ Ali Kalbe (2012-10-03). "HMC to produce 'Class-I nuclear safety equipment'". Dawn. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  7. ^ "'IAEA Mission Concludes Peer Review of Pakistan's Nuclear Regulatory Framework'". September 2014. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  8. ^ "President Mamnoon confers civil awards on Yaum-i-Pakistan". DAWN.COM. 23 March 2018.