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
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.
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
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.