Lt Gen Naeem Khalid Lodhi (retd) HI(M) Was commissioned in 1974 and joined Corps of Engineers in Pakistan Army. Served in various command assignments as Commander Corps Engineers, GOC and Corps Commander. Also served in staff as deputy Engineer in Chief and Director General Staff Duties at GHQ. After graduating from Military College of Engineering (civil engineering, first class honours), Command and Staff College Quetta and National Defence University, remained on the faculty of all the three prestigious institutions. Also holds masters degree in International Relations. Served as maintenance and construction engineer at Royal Saudi Airbase at Dharan for three years. Managed world class construction involving million of Riyals. As Deputy Engineer in Chief Pakistan Army Corps of Engineers dealt with management of Civil Engineering designs and execution of projects , including inspections and remedial measures. Is registered with Pakistan Engineering Council and Member of Institute of Engineers. Has vast experience of project evaluation and conflict resolution/arbitration during various tenures of service. Has attended a number of management and finance related courses at home and abroad. ( PIMS, INSEAD France, US etc) Served as Secretary Defence for a short tenure and later served as a successful CEO and MD of a leading Corporate Organisation. He is presently a freelance writer and an eminent defence analyst. Also on the BOD of a construction firm.