Young Ashiq Hussain
acquired his early education at different cities
since his father was in the police and would be
posted out. He studied at NJV School, Karachi and
Govt High School, Sukkur as well before joining
Cadet College Petaro in 1961.
Petaro, Ashiq Hussain Shah joined Mehran
Engineering College at Jamshoro and graduated as
an Electrical Engineer in 1971. He then joined the
Irrigation Department as an Engineer. He then
completed his Masters degree in Power Systems
Analaysis from Trondheim, Norway. With his masters
completed he was appointed the Electrical
Inspector for the Hyderabad Region, and then
promoted to Chief Electrical Inspector a few years
Rising up through
the ranks, Syed Ashiq Hussain Shah was eventually
promoted to the rank of provincial secretary in
the Government of Sindh. He headed the P&D
Department before his retirement.
Subsequent to his
retirement, he set up a company by the name of Al-Rass
International. He also set up a home in Australia
where his son is settled.
He had returned from
Australia to take care of matters at home. That is
when he boarded the ill-fated Air Blue flight no.
202 (Airbus) from Karachi to Islamabad on the
morning of 28th July 2010. The flight crashed on
the sides of Margalla Hills at Islamabad shortly
before it was supposed to land around 10am. All
the 152 people on board (including 6 crew members)
Ashiq Hussain Shah
was the elder brother of Nazir Hussain Shah
May Allah grant Syed
Ashiq Hussain Shah jannatul firdaus.