Jahanzeb Arshad, 675/Ayub

Jahanzeb Arshad - 2001

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Jahanzeb Arshad, kit no. 675/Ayub House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1965 in 9th Class and left the college in 1969 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 19 January 1949, and got married to Mrs. Parveen on 22 June 1978. They have three children - Taha, Maria Nasir, and Talha.

Jahanzeb and I have a unique relationship. We were a total of 5 cadets who joined CCP in 1965 in 9th class. It was Jahanzeb, (late) Fazal Ilahi, Aslam Chandio, Kamal Qureshi and myself.

Jahanzeb was Senior Section Leader of Ayub House in 12th Class. He was also a good sportsman.

Jahanzeb's father used to be the Superintendent of Police at Karachi in those days. And during our holidays, I would often go to his place and meet his father too.

After leaving Petaro, he joined the Pakistan Army and retired as a major. He was in the armoured corps.

Jahanzeb spent a substantial part of his post-army career with security services companies. In particular, he was a key member of the management of SMS Security Services. He became an EVP in the company.

At present, he is working as the Head of HR, Administration and Security at the NADRA Regional Office in Karachi.

You can never get bored talking to Jahanzeb. He is always full of life and stories. It is really great to have him as my batch mate and entry mate.