Anisur Rehman, 121/Liaquat

Rear Adm(R) Anisur Rehman

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Anisur Rehman, kit no. 121/Liaquat House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1960 and left the college in 1964 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 14 December 1946 and got married to Mrs. Farzana on 24 November 1995. He has two children - Affan and Sarah - from his previous wife.

Anisur Rehman was a star at Petaro. He was a sportsman, and held the position of College Captain for the Hockey and Athletics teams. He was given the College Colours in both of these sports. He also attended the Pakistan Hockey Camp at Lahore in 1964. He was also a boxer and won the college Bantam Weight Boxing championship and the Chess championship. In other activities, he was the President of the college Philatelic Club.

As a result, he was the first Petarian to be awarded the Badge of Honour in 1961-62.

After leaving Petaro, Anisur Rehman joined Pakistan Navy in the Electrical Branch, and was commissioned in 1969 upon completion of his BSc in Electrical Engineering. Later on, he also did his BSc(Hons) in War Studies.

He was recognized for his sports in the Navy as well, and he represented the Navy team in hockey and athletics and was awarded colours in both. In 1970, he was selected as the centre half of the Combined Services Hockey Team.

In 1974, he did his Weapon Engineering Application Course at Royal Navy Engineering College, Manadon.

During his naval career, he has served on board PN ships Tipu Sultan, Alamgir, Jahangir and Mahmood.  He was also the Commanding Officer of PNS Karsaz, and served at General Manager Planning Control & Development, and General Manager EDP/Quality Control at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works. He was also the Commanding Officer of PNS Jauhar and Pakistan Navy Engineering College.

Prior to his retirement in the rank of Rear Admiral, he held the position of Director Ship Management at PNSC.

After his retirement, he joined the Citizens' Foundation as the Chief Operating Officer. Presently, he is the Dy. Managing Director of Bahria Foundation.

Rear Admiral Anisur Rehman has also been at the forefront of Petarian activities. He has been the President of Petarian Association and has been on its Managing Committee several times.

He presently has his home at Karachi.