Ejaz acquired his
early education from St. Michael's Convent School
and Govt. High School Mirpurkhas before joining
Cadet College Petaro in 1959. The college
had just moved from Mirpurkhas to Petaro that very
He excelled in studies at Petaro and
obtained First Division in Matric and Intermediate
Board Examinations. He was awarded
the Stick of Honour in 1960-61.
With his leadership
skills and excellent performance in studies and
sports, Ejaz was initially appointed a Prefect in
Liaquat House. During his last year at college
(1963-1964), he was appointed the
Junior Under Officer
(JUO) of Liaquat House.
At the same time, he
was an excellent sportsman. He became the college
captain of the Cricket
Team, Vice-Captain of the Shooting Team, and was a
member of the Athletics Team.
Upon leaving Petaro, Ejaz Rasool Chaudhri joined
Pakistan Navy in 1964 and spent six months at
Pakistan Military Academy Kakul with 35 PMA Long
Course. He was then trained at the Pakistan Naval
Academy Manora and got his Ocean Watch Keeping
Certificate from PNS Babur Cruiser.
commission in the Navy as an officer, he was first
posted to the Gun Boat Squadron in Chittagong,
East Pakistan. He took part in the relief
operations in 1970 against the cyclone that had
devastated East Pakistan that year. During that
same year, he was actively involved in trying to
control and curb the nine month long civil war
which led to the 1971 war. He carried out Gun Boat
riverine operations in the areas of Barisal,
Khulna, Sunerbans, Chittagong and Narayanganj
during the civil war. He participated in the 1971
war and was taken a prisoner of war after the fall
of Dhaka on December 16, 1971. He remained a POW
in Camp Number 54 at Dhan Sagar, India, and was
finally repatriated to Pakistan in 1974, and
continued his service in the Pakistan Navy until
During his naval
career, he had seven years of sea service. He
commanded three categories of ships - a destroyer,
a submarine chaser, and a gun boat. He served as
Anti-submarine Warfare Staff Officer to Commander
of the Pakistan Fleet, and later on as Commander
Dockyard and Naval Harbor Master.
At the Naval
Headquarters, he served as Director Project Ships.
Subsequently, he was also the APSO to Chairman
Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. In 1996, he was
appointed as Pakistan Navy Civilian Authority.
Cdre. Ejaz completed
his naval professional courses, i.e.
Anti-submarine Warfare and Surface Warfare courses
from Portsmouth, UK and Newport, USA. He qualified
the Naval Staff Course from Rhode Island, USA and
the Armed Forces War Course from NDC, Rawalpindi.
Just before he left the Navy, he also completed
his MBA from Preston University, Karachi in 1999.
Cdre. Ejaz also
served as Pakistan's Naval and Defence Attaché at
Colombo, Sri Lanka with accreditation also to the
briefly in the 1965 war and was awarded the
Sitara-e-Jurat (SJ) for his performance in the
Ejaz Rasool Chaudhri
retired as a commodore from the Pakistan Navy in
1999 from the Operations Branch.
retirement, he joined Karachi Golf Club as the
Executive Officer, and served in that position
until 2006. He then joined Preston Institute of
Management Science and Technology as a Visiting
Faculty Member from February 2007 to May 2010. He
taught courses to BBA/MBA students.
Currently, he is working with a management and
development company called N.I.P. (National
Industrial Parks), Karachi as Staff Officer
Coordination to the CEO.
Cdre. Ejaz is a life
member of the Petarian Association and is an
active member of the Petarian community.