Ahmed Zaheer, 483/Liaquat

Capt.PN(R) Ahmed Zaheer - 2004

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Ahmed Zaheer, kit no. 483/Liaquat House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1963. He left the college in 1968 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 2 January 1951 and got married to Mrs. Nilofar on 6 April 1975. They have 2 children - Asad and Saba.

Ahmed is a thorough gentleman. It is hard to find another person like him who is so humble and soft-spoken. At the same time, he is highly cultured and a pleasure to be with always. He has been like a brother to me and a very caring person.

Ahmed joined Pakistan Navy after leaving Petaro. After a full career, he retired as a Captain in the Navy. He sailed and commanded many ships. During the late 1990s, he was posted as the Chief of Protocol of Pakistan Navy in Islamabad.

After his retirement, Ahmed chose to pursue the field of education. At first, he was appointed the first ever Director of the Bahria Insitite of Management and Computer Sciences at Karachi. It is to Ahmed's credit that this institute was built and established on sound footings. It is now a college sought after by many students.

He then moved on to become the Principal of the DHA Degree College. This was another pioneering effort for him. The college was in its nascent stages and Ahmed played a major role in bringing it to a position of stature.

Due to his hard and sound work, he was chosen as the Registrar of Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi in 2009. This is truly a feather in his cap.

Ahmed is the elder brother of the late Ahsan Muneer, kit no. 544/Liaquat who expired along with his family in the Gulf Air crash near Abu Dhabi in 1983.

Ahmed and Ahsan's family and my family go back generations together. It is an honour for me to have known Ahmed so closely over these years.