Brig.(R) Mukhtar Ahmed, 511/Qasim


Brig.(R) Mukhtar Ahmed

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Brig.(R) Mukhtar Ahmed, kit no. 511/Qasim House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1964 in Jinnah House, and was later on transferred to Qasim House in 1967. He left the college in 1969 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 2 February 1951 and got married to Mrs. Rubi Zarina Malik on 29 April 1977. They have 4 sons - Haseeb, Tauseef, Umar Taha and Najeeb.

Mukhtar is my batch mate (1964-1969), and he is one of the most respected and responsible of Petarians.

During his last year at Petaro, he was appointed the JUO of Qasim House. He was also a member of the Famous Forties that year and a member of the Code of Honour Committee.  He was in the college Athletics team, Basketball team and Gymnastics teams. He also holds a colour in Athletics and Gymnastics. He won the first position in cross country run. In athletics, he was famous for the 1 mile run, 400m race and 200m relay.

After passing out from Petaro, he joined the Pakistan Army in the 45th Long Course.  He was commissioned as an officer in 1971 the Corps of Artillery.

He participated in the 1971 India-Pakistan war in the Chhamb sector.

He completed the Staff Course at Quetta in 1979 and the Technical Staff Course at College of EME, Quetta in 1980. He also participated in Foreign Language and Staff Course in Indonesia in 1982-83. He completed the Armed Forces War Course at NDC in 1992-93.

During his military career, he rose up through the ranks to become a Brigadier. He finally retired in this rank after 32 years of service in 2003.

His last posting was as Station Commander, Karachi. Prior to that, he was the Commandant, School of Military Intelligence at Murree.  He served in all the provinces in different capacities during his career.

After his retirement, he joined Sui Southern Gas Company in Karachi as the General Manager for Security and Administration.

Mukhtar has served the Petarian Association, Karachi for several years on different Managing Committees. He has held the posts of Vice-President and Member.

It is an honour for me to be the batch mate of Brig.(R) Mukhtar Ahmed.

Cadet Mukhtar Ahmed 1969