Naeem was truly a very eminent Petarian. He has had
a very distinguished career.
During his years at Petaro, he was a part of the
College Basketball team. He was a member of the
Forties during 1968. He was a very popular guy
always. He was appointed the Senior Section Leader
of Liaquat House during his 12th class.
He was very active in various clubs at Petaro. He
was the President of the
Radio and Electrical
Rocketry Club and the
After Petaro, he got admission to UET Lahore, and
he graduated from there as a Mechanical Engineer in 1974.
During his years at UET, he became the President
of the Students' Union on the Jamiat platform. In 1982,
he also obtained certification in Power Systems from the
Lawrence Institute of Technology, USA.
After graduation, Naeem moved to the USA, and
joined Detroit Edison in Michigan. He worked with
them for over two decades and then decided to take
an early retirement. He then formed his own
company near Detroit called Multifacet Resources
USA which he managed until his very last days.
He had been very active in community affairs in
the USA throughout. At one point in
time, he was the President of ICNA as well.
His services to the community at large led to an
award of the Medal of Honour for meritorious
services to the people of Detroit.
Naeem has been a great promoter of love and
brotherhood amongst Petarians. He was one of
the founding members of the
Petarian Association of North America (PANA),
and had been unflinching in his support for all
Petarian activities. He has participated in
virtually every PANA
gathering at Niagara Falls, carrying the Petaro
flag with him always.
Naeem was the Chief Coordinator of
provided sound leadership which will go a long way
in building the Petarian image in North America.
He has also been a great source of joy and unity
for the class of 1964-1969. He ensured his
presence at the major reunion of the batch at
Petaro in Sept 2001 and in March 2003 (at the time
of the inauguration of the Squash Court donated by
the batch to Cadet College Petaro. He was the
center of life for both of these functions.
He lived in Ypsilanti, Michigan, which was always a
welcome home for all Petarians.
The last I met Naeem
was in Orlando in January 2013. Little did I
realize that this would have been the last time I
would enjoy his company and his ever smiling face
Naeem had been a
heart patient for over a decade when he had gone
through bypass surgery. He was then careful about
his diet and habits and was leading a good and
22 May 2013 was the
day destined for him to leave our company forever
from this world. He suffered a heart attack and
left us to meet his Creator.
May Allah grant him the choicest place in Jannatul
Firdaus! We will miss you very much my