Najeeb Tariq, 745/Ayub

Maj.Gen. Najeeb Tariq, 2009

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Najeeb Tariq, kit no. 745/Ayub House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1966 and left the college in 1971 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 7 September 1954, and was married to Mrs. Tanveer Fatima on 24 June 1980. They have 3 children - Umar, Ahmed and Fatimma.

Najeeb Tariq was an exceptional student at Petaro. He was always at the top of the class, and stood first in the district in the Matric Board examination and was awarded a Silver Medal by the college. He also obtained the first position in the entire Board in Intermediate examinations and was awarded the Gold Medal. He was awarded the Stick of Honour after Intermediate in 1971.

He was a member of the College Basketball Team at Petaro.

After Petaro, he joined the Pakistan Army and obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aerospace Stream from the College of Aeronautical Engineering at Korangi Creek, University of Karachi in 1976, and was commissioned in the Aviation Division in 1973. He also got his M.Sc. degree in Helicopter Engineering from ENSICA in Toulouse, France in 1990. After completing his NDC course, he also qualified for the M.Sc. in Defence and Strategic Studies from National Defence University, Islamabad in 2005.

He has held several important positions during his army career. He was the Commandant of the Aviation Engineering School, Rawalpindi in 2001-2002, and Commandant of the College of EME, Rawalpindi in 2006-2008. He has also been the Commander of the Aviation Division. At present, he is posted with the 10 Corps in Rawalpindi.

Najeeb Tariq was promoted to the rank of Major General in the year 2006. 

He was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) in 2005 and the Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military) in 2007.