Mansoor started his
early education at Mission School in Gujrat, and
studied there until class 5. He then completed
classes 6-8 from Public School, Railway Road,
Gujrat. His father was a businessman, and had a
pharmacy / medical store in the city.
At Petaro, he was a member
of the College Basketball and Shooting teams. He
was also a member of Ayub House hockey, cricket,
boxing, basketball and shooting teams. In other
activities, he was the President of the
Mansoor was keen becoming an engineer. This was
also his father's desire. Thus, after leaving
Petaro, he applied for admission to UET, Lahore
with the intentions of becoming an Electrical
Engineer. After the 1971 war and the subsequent
disturbances, the universities were closed and he
kept waiting. In the meanwhile, he joined
Government College Lahore.
In the meanwhile,
many of his Petaro batchmates had already joined
Pakistan Army and he was tempted to do the same.
Finally, he went through ISSB without informing
his parents. And when he was finally selected, he
obtained permission from his father who was
initially not too happy about his son not becoming
an engineer. He thus joined PMA Kakul as a cadet
in 1972 in the 50th Long Course (one course behind
the rest of his Petarian batchmates).
He was commissioned
an officer in 1974 and was assigned to the 44th SP
Medium Artillery Regiment. He continued with his
basketball during the army years, and played in
the Inter-Corps competitions.
He served in the
army for 31 years and finally retired as a
brigadier in 2005. During these years, he was
posted to different places. And out of this total
tenure, he served for 15 years with Military
Intelligence and Inter Services Intelligence (ISI)
set ups in various ranks and capacities. He gained
tremendous experience in operational counter
During his initial
years in the army, he served as Adjutant at Cadet
College Kohat from 1978 to 1981, which reminded
him of his own days as a cadet at Cadet College
Petaro. He was responsible to maintain discipline
and impart military and sports training to over
While in army
service, he was sent abroad twice for professional
duties. At first, he was seconded to the Royal
Saudi Army as a Captain and Member Nucleus
Instructors and Advisory Group from 1981 to 1983.
In the second round, he was sent on deputation to
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and served as
Counsellor Culture & Education at the Pakistan
High Commission in New Delhi from 2000-2003.
He was awarded
Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) for his meritorious
services by the President of Pakistan in 2005.
Previously, he had also received the Chief of Army
Staff Commendation Card in 1994 for performing
duties to the best of abilities and maintaining
vehicles of unit so well without any accident
After his retirement
from the army, he continued to serve ISI as a
retired officer until 2009. Subsequently, he set
up his own business. He established three
companies and continues to be the CEO of these
companies. These companies are FM Security
Solutions(Pvt) Ltd, Marvellous Contractors (Pvt)
Ltd, and Creative Junction (Pvt) Ltd.
Mansoor has been
active in civic and social activities. During the
1977 elections, he planned and skillfully prepared
to conduct general elections for National Assembly
and Provincial Assembly in Gujjar Khan Tehsil as
Deputy Returning Officer. In 1988-89, he
conducted All Pakistan Golf Open Tournaments at
Multan Golf Club as Club Secretary. In 1995, he
successfully executed a project to establish a
cantonment complex comprising a library,
auditorium, and a computer training lab in record
time of a month with minimal funding.
Mansoor is now
settled down at Rawalpindi with his family.