Arshad Raja was an all-rounded and natural
sportsman, and a famous personality at Petaro. He
was known for being a swift and nimble sportsman.
He excelled in athletics, football, boxing,
hockey, swimming, gymnastics and other sports. He
was God gifted indeed in this respect. He was
always very smart.
He was an appointment holder in Latif House from
9th class onwards when he was made a Prefect.
Finally in 12 Class (1966-1967) he was the
During his final year at Petaro (1966-1967), he
led the college Athletics team as the captain. He
participated in the ISSST (later known as ICCST)
tournaments every year, and is honoured as a
member of the Famous
Forties during 1966. He was also the college
captain for Boxing as well in 1966-1967. The most
famous fight in the ring was against
LA Syed, who
was considered to be one of the best boxers in the
college. Arshad Raja took up the challenge despite
that fact that he was much smaller. But it was
only due to his fast movements and nimble
footedness, he won the fight.
His gymnastic abilities were also unmatched. He
was the college gymnastics team captain during
1964-1966. He was also member of college football
and hockey teams as well and a great diver.
He was very active in extracurricular activities
as well. He was a member of the Funkada Drama
Club, and participated in a number of dramas. He
was great at dancing.
After leaving Petaro, he
joined the Pakistan Army and finally retired as a
Arshad Raja hails from Faisalabad, and he is
currently settled there and is involved in running
his own farms.