Received The Olive Bishop Price Scholarship in International Librarianship from Pratt Institute, New York, for graduate study in Library & Information Science, in 1977-78. 

     Awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Department of Library Science, University of Karachi, on getting first class second position in M.A. in Library Science, 1972. 

     Received the Best Paper Award (English) for the paper, From MARC to MARC 21 and Beyond, presented at the 8th Annual SLA-AGC Conference, held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24-26 October, 2000. 

     Biography included in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 16th ed. (1999) and Dictionary of International Biography (2000 ed.); Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 9th ed. (2006-07)

  Qualified for membership of Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and  Information Science Honor Society on achieving a 3.83 GPA in MSLIS courses and became its Life member.

   ominated member of the Editorial Advisory Board of OCLC Systems &   Services, a refereed journal published by Emerald, 2002-2004.

        Received a Plaque of Appreciation for his leading role in the implementation of the Horizon library system in 2004.


        Received the KFUPM Library Manager Achievements Award in 2006