Khalid Durrani was appointed the officiating
JUO of Jinnah House
in 1962-1963 and was given permanent appointment as JUO of the house
He was regarded as an excellent debater. He won
the Second Prize in All Pakistan Intercollegiate
Declamation Contest held in Risalpur in 1962.
During the same year, he won the First Prize in
English debates, First Prize in Urdu debates and
Second prize in Sindhi debates in the College
Debating competition. He was also a member of the
"Brains Trust" team which won the championship on
behalf of Petaro at the First
ISSST competition held at Hasan Abdal in 1962.
He was also a member of the Jinnah House Spelling
He was a good sportsman, and was a
member of the College Hockey team. He had a great
flair for the arts and was the first President and one
of the pioneers of Funkada Dramatic Club. He was
also a member of the Horse Riding Club and the
College Code of Honour Committee.
After leaving Petaro, he joined Pakistan Navy in
1965. He served the navy in different capacities.
He was the Directing Staff in the PN Staff
College, and conducted training in the Army Command
and Staff College in Quetta. He served as Assistant Director NHQ Islamabad,
and Director Defence Communications (Navy) at the GHQ.
He successfully established the Defence Communication
System (DEFCOM) throughout Pakistan.
He was the Commanding Officer / Executive Officer on
board different PN ships including guided
missile destroyer and submarine chaser. He also served
as Adviser to Director Operations of the Royal Saudi
Navy in Riyadh.
He took an early retirement from the Navy in 1993 while he
was a Commander (Ops) and chose to pursue his career in
Human Resources. Over the coming years, he became
one of the senior most professionals in
Pakistan in this field, demonstrating a successful track
record of translating business objectives into HR strategies in
multinational companies in the country. He joined Caltex Oil (Pakistan)
Ltd. as Manager Industrial Relations, and
subsequently worked as Head of Human
Resources and Admin with Johnson & Phillips (Pakistan) Ltd.
Later on he served the Central Depository Company
of Pakistan Ltd as the GM / Head of Human Resources and Admin.
He then joined AMZ Technologies as SVP and Head of HR and Admin.
At present, he is working as the Head of Human
Resources at Hilal Group of Companies which
includes Hilal Confectionary (Pvt) Ltd, Kings Food
(Pvt) Ltd, Shalimar Food Products, Franchise
International, Boost Communications (Pvt) Ltd, and
Speedy Distributors (Pvt) Ltd.
Khalid Durrani pursued his studies after Petaro
over the years as well. After getting a B.Sc.(Hons)
degree from Karachi University, he did his
M.A.(Previous) in International Relations from
Karachi University in addition to M.A. in English
Literature. During later years, he got his M.B.A.
in Management from The International Unversity,
Missouri, USA. At the same time, he got his LL.B.
degree from Karachi University and a Diploma in
Industrial and Labour Laws. He has a diploma in
While he was in service with Pakistan Navy, he
qualified from the RN Staff Course from the Royal
Navy Staff College at Greenwich, London, UK.
Pakistan Navy had selected him for this course for
having secured first position in the competitive
examination for the selection. He also specialized
in communications and electronic warfare from the
He has been active member of the Petarian Association,
and has also served as the
(Publications) of TPA during 1997-1998. He has
been a keen writer and also writes articles for
DAWN newspaper on Human Resource Management and
Cdr.(R) Khalid Durrani
is settled with his family in