Iqbal Ahmed Turk, 161/Ayub

Iqbal Ahmed Turk

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Iqbal Ahmed Turk, kit no. 161/Ayub House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1961 and left the college in 1965 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 18 January 1948 and got married to Mrs. Habiba on 30 May 1970. They have four children - Aamir, Huma, Aasim and Aadil.

Iqbal Turk was an excellent student at Petaro and after. He stood first in the entire Hyderabad Board in the Intermediate examinations, and was awarded the Gold Medal for this achievement. Cadet College Petaro also gave the Principal's Gold Medal for the Best Academic Career at the college.

After leaving Petaro, he graduated as a Civil Engineer from NED Engineering College, Karachi, and obtained his Masters in Structural Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. He also did courses in Port and Harbour Engineering from Yokohama, Japan in 1975-1976.

He is a Life Member of the Institute of Engineers Pakistan and the Pakistan Engineering Council. He is also a Member of the Academic Council of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro.

He started his career as an Assistant Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Sindh University Engineering College from 1973-1975. He then got a job with the Port Qasim Authority and his last assignment there was as a Deputy General Manager. In 1989, he was appointed the Managing Director of the Korangi Fisheries Harbour Authority - a position he held until his retirement in 2008.

Since his retirement, he is busy enjoying life and giving utmost time to his family and home affairs - something which keeps him extremely busy.

He is one of the founding members of the Petarian Association, and served its Managing Committee several times during its early years. He is ever-present at most of the Petarian functions.

He is the elder brother of another Petarian - Aftab Ahmed Turk, 828/Latif.