DASKA to UNITED NATIONS
Realization of Dreams with Faith & Sustained Struggle
About the Book
DASKA TO UNITED NATIONS is an autobiography as well as a travelogue. Its narration is very fluent and cogent; and describes the historical events of the countries, in detail, visited by Aslam during his journey of life. It is highly informative and educative and will provide an incentive to the readers to adopt normative values and resort to sustained arduous work to achieve their desired targets in life successively. I strongly feel that such autobiographies should be widely available to the people, especially the younger generations, by adding them in the libraries of educational institutions and public libraries.
About the Author
Born in Daska, Pakistan in 1940, Muhammad Aslam Mughal received his early education from Government schools Daska before moving on to Government College Lahore and then proceeded to University of Engineering & Technology Lahore from where he obtained his Bachelor degree in civil engineering with Honors. He went to Michigan State University USA and received his Master in urban planning. Later on, he did a 6 months course in public administration from Syracuse University USA.
Aslam Mughal started his professional career as Deputy Director Town Planning and rose to the position of Director General of Housing & Physical Planning Department Punjab. He served in Lahore Development Authority as Chief Metropolitan Planner till his selection as United Nations Advisor to Government of Saudi Arabia where he served for 18 years. On completion of this assignment, he moved to Dubai for a project relating to urban development of Dubai. On return to Lahore, he was engaged by the Punjab Government as CEO of Punjab Land Development Company where he successfully launched the first project of low- income housing” Ashiana”. Other important projects to his credit are Master Directive Plans of Makkah, Structure Plan and Upgradation of Walled City of Lahore, Concept and Implementation of Outline Development Plans, Upgradation of 11 Katchi Abadis, Restoration of Circular Garden and Development of Gulshan e Iqbal.
Currently he is actively engaged in some welfare organizations, interaction with universities and selective shortterm
consultancies. He has published a number of professional articles but this book is his maiden venture. He lives in Lahore and plays golf in Gymkhana.