His fields of specialization are Bioethics, Dual Use Education, Sustainable Development, Molecular Systematics and Biotechnology. He delivered 185 national and international lectures, and is member of 55 national and international scientific bodies.
- Research Associate, Pakistan Museum of Natural History – Islamabad: February, 1985 to August, 1995.
- Senior Scientific Officer/Project Incharge, National Herbarium, NARC, Islamabad: August, 1995 to January, 2001.
- Technical Coordinator, Applied Ethnobotany Project, WWF-Pakistan: January, 2001 to Feb. 26th
- Programme Leader, COMSTECH-PTCL Frontier Technologies Research Center (CPC), Feb. 27, 2003 to 2004.
- Vice Chancellor, Kohat University Science and Technology (KUST), NWFP-Pakistan: 08, 2004 to Sep. 07, 2006.
- Vice Chancellor/Project Director, University of Science and Technology, Bannu (US&TB), NWFP-Pakistan: May. 09, 2005 to 16th, 2006.
- Chief Executive Qarshi Research International/ Vice Chancellor/Project Director, Qarshi, University Lahore: Sep 09, 2006 to Feb. 6, 2009.
- Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad: Feb. 7, 2009 to July 23, 2010; Tenured Professor & Chairman Department of Biotechnology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad: July 24, 2010 to date
- Book Published (International Publishers): 9
- International Proceedings Published: 10
- Articles published in international journals/ impact factor: 225
- Articles published in national journals: 57
- Graduation Thesis & Reports: 7
- Newspaper article: 5
- Urdu Booklet & Documentary Film Produced: 1 + 1
- Citation (Google Scholar) >4977
- Impact Factor >352
- Elected Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences in 2008.
- Got National Civil Awarded, “Tamgha-e-Imtiaz” 2011.
- Best University Teacher Award, 2011 (Higher Education Commission-Pakistan).
- Declared number one biologist by PCST in 2014 & 2015, got Research Productivity Award in Category “A”.
- Secretary General, Pakistan Academy of Sciences (2015-2017).
- UNESCO Laureate (Avicenna Gold Medalist 2015).
- Member of the World Commission of Ethics in Science & Technology (COMEST).
- Elected Fellow of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences in 2016.