Mr. Muhammad Jawad Khan's Profile

Mr. Muhammad Jawad Khan did his BS in Economics from Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS) with distinction as Gold Medalist and an MS in Applied Economics from world’s top ranked Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management, Cornell University. Apart from being a full-time faculty member at BUITEMS he also works for various organizations and NGOs as a consultant. Prior to joining BUITEMS he worked as an Intern and Consultant for SMEDA , Balochistan. He is a Fulbright alumnus, HEC recognized Master trainer and remained a member of various research organizations like European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and American Economic Association. His areas of expertise include microeconomics of environmental resources, public finance and research methods. His work may be found in HEC recognized international journals. Moreover, he volunteers as an Admission Ambassador for Cornell University Pakistan wing and guides potential Fulbright applicants on the scholarship award. Currently he is serving as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, BUITEMS, visiting faculty at Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, and National Institute of Managements Sciences, Quetta.

Abstract

E-Waste Recycling and Its Impact on Health and Environment in Pakistan

Electronic waste is currently a growing waste stream globally with Pakistan being among its major importers. Precious metals are being extracted from this waste and after extraction, the rest is burned in open air or dumped in a landfill. It is hazardous, complex and expensive to treat the recycling waste in environment friendly manner, with most of the E-Waste being discarded in the general waste stream. Government of Pakistan has signed the Basel Treaty but the implementation of these set standards is still missing. This study aims to find out the direct and indirect costs associated with the activity, using hedonic price method (non-market valuation method) to evaluate the recycling adverse impact on environment; contingent valuation method to measure the willingness to pay of worker for safety measures; and the attributed risk which will help us identify the percentage of diseases due to toxic gasses discharged from the recycling process of E-Waste. Limited research has been undertaken in Pakistan to explore this sector. Therefore, primary data was collected from three major cities, where the recycling process has been carried out. The treatment and control groups of the people who are and aren’t working in the area were taken to test for the prevailing diseases among the workers.

Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority
Higher Education Commission


Mr. Muhammad Jawad Khan
Assistant Professor
Balochistan University of Information Technology,
Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta

Fulbright Master’s
2011-2013
Cornell University

 

 

 

 
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