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
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.