Mohammed Aslam Khan, 178/Liaquat

Aslam Khan - 2012

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Mohammed Aslam Khan, kit no. 178/Liaquat House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1961 and left the college in 1965 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 8 November 1947 in Charsadda. He got married to Mrs. Fauzia on 5 September 1974 and they have three children - Ibrahim, Anwar Aziz and Zarmina Bibi.

Aslam Khan studied at Presentation Convent in Murree until Class 7 before taking admission to Cadet College Petaro.

During his years at Petaro, he was an appointment holder in Liaquat House right from Class 9.  He was Prefect, Section Leader, Section Commander, and JUO of Liaquat House.

He was also elected the President of Honour Committee at Petaro, and was also the President of the English Debating Society. He participated in the dramas as a member of Funkada. And he was a part of the college band.

During his years at Petaro, he was also on scholarship.

After leaving Petaro, he joined Peshawar University in 1966 and graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1971.

His first job was with Gammons Pakistan Ltd as Assistant Engineer from 1972-74. He then moved to Libya and worked with the Ministry of Housing as Resident Engineer from 1974-1978. Most of his work was for housing projects and internal roads.

Returning to Pakistan in 1978, he joined National Construction as Senior Engineer for two years. He then got an opportunity to proceed abroad again and moved to Sana, Yemen for a year. He worked as Chief Maintenance Inspector with Yemen Highway authority Yemen from 1980-81.

Upon his return from Yemen in 1981, he joined Communications & Works Department NWFP as Assistant Engineer and retired in 2007 as Deputy Director. During this period, his work was primarily for inter provincial and foreign aided roads construction.

Since his retirement from the government in 2007, he had been working as Project Director with Frontier Highway Authority, which is now known as PHA or Pakhtoonkhwa Highway Authority.

He was the elder brother of Azam Khan 262/L and Attaullah Khan 517/L.

Aslam Khan led a good and healthy life. He had no major health problems. In the early part of 2014, he had a regular medical checkup, and the doctor advised him to consult in case of any major infection due to increased PSA readings. Soon thereafter, he contracted e-coli infection and consulted his doctors. Somehow, this advanced to a pneumonia infection and leading to further complications. As a result, Aslam Khan expired on 29 June 2014 (1st day of Ramazan) at Peshawar.

May Allah grant him the choicest place in Jannatul Firdaus. It was my fortune to have spent some quality time with him during his final years.