Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, 1979.
Apprentice engineer Mechanised Construction Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan, 1979—1980. Projects engineer Descon Engineering (Private) Ltd., 1980—1982, senior projects engineer Karachi, Pakistan, 1982—1988, projects manager Lahore, 1988—1991, construction manager Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 1992—1993. Senior projects engineer Adnoc Distribution, since 1994.
Member of Pakistan Engineering Council.
Married Raana Ashraf, April 11, 1986. Children: Maleeha Sarmad, Moneeb Sarmad.