Z.A. Shah stood out in his performance at Petaro.
He was an extempore speaker and a member of the
Debating Society. He was Secretary of the Riding
Club, and Section Leader of Ayub House.
He has the
distinction of being the first Petarian to become
a Naval Officer. He joined Pakistan Navy in 1963
and got his commission as an officer in 1964.
He participated as a naval officer in both the
1965 and the 1971 wars.
Lt.Z.A. Shah, PN also has the distinction of
becoming the first Petarian to be appointed as the
Adjutant of Cadet College Petaro. He served in
this position from 1974 to 1975.
During 1975-1976, he
proceeded to the UK for specialization in
anti-submarine training with the Royal Navy. In
1985-1986, he got his training in intelligence and
mcbs warfare at Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado,
CA, USA. He got his traning from the Joint
Services Staff College (Chaklala) and also
graduated with a Masters Degree in Strategic
Warfare from NDC, Islamabad.
During his naval career, he held four successful
commands at sea, and won four "Professional
Efficiency Shields" during the 1980s.
During the 1970s, he was given the award of
Tamgha-i-Shujaat by the (late) Prime Minister
Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.
Prior to his retirement, he was posted as General
Manager (Admin) at the Karachi Shipyard &
He retired as a Commodore and has since set up his
own security agency called Tabuk Security. At
present he in the process of trying to set up an
Cdre.(R) Z.A. Shah is a frequent visitor to
Petaro, and is normally present at most of the
major functions at the college.
He presently has his home at Karachi.