Khursheed Parwez Mallick, 843/Liaquat

Khursheed Parwez Mallick - 2009

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Khursheed Parwez Mallick, kit no. 843/Liaquat House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1966 in 8th Class and left the college in 1971 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 12 June 1952 and got married to Mrs. Shaheena Parveen on 7 April 1983. They have 3 children - Shams Tabrez, Humera and Altamash. The family is settled in Karachi.

Khursheed Parwez is the universal "Pappoo". He was known by that name at Petaro, and he is happy to introduce himself as "Pappoo" even to this day.

Pappoo was a star cricketer at Petaro. He was a member of the College Cricket Team. He was also the Captain of Liaquat House Cricket team. He participated in ICCST in 1967, 1968 and 1969, and is listed as being amongst the Famous Forties. He was also granted the College Colour in Cricket.

After leaving Petaro, Pappoo got his B.Com. degree from Karachi University in 1973. His career has been primarily in the banking sector.

His first job was with with National Bank of Oman from 1976-1981, followed by Emirates Bank up to 1986. He then joined the RDFC (Regional Development Finance Corporation), Islamabad as 2nd Officer and In Charge of the Treasury. In 1998, he opted to take the golden handshake when the government decided to merge it with NDFC.

For the next one year, he tried his luck with his own trading and real estate business. He then joined Medishield Hospital in 1999 as Manager Marketing and Public Relations.

Subsequently, he worked as Bursar of Cadet College Sanghar (2001-2002), Office Superintendent / Accountant at ASF Public School Karachi (2002-2003), Accountant at Army Public School (2003-2004), Manager at Prudential Investment Bank (2004-2005), Assistant Manager HR at Gestetner Karachi (2005-2007). At present, he is employed with Hamdard University in Karachi in the Administration and Public Relations department as an Accountant.

Pappoo has been involved in Petarian activities in Karachi and Islamabad for over two decades. He is one of the founding members of the Petarian Association and was a member of the first elected Managing Committee of 1982-1983. He has been on the Managing Committee of the Petarian Association several times since.

Keeping up with his social activities, he has been a member of a number of friendship associations. He is a Life Member of the DJarians (alumni body of DJ Science College). He is a member of their Executive Committee as well for 2009-2010. He has been a member of the Pak-Turk Friendship Society, Pak-Uzbek Friendship Society and the Sir Syed Memorial Society.

He is proficient in Bengali, Arabic and Punjabi in addition to his native Urdu and the official English languages.

Pappoo is a very simple and straight-forward person, and extremely loving. He is always available for service to Petarians, and makes himself available for every Petarian function. It is a pleasure to have been associated with Pappoo.

Cadet Khursheed Parwez - 1967

Cadet Khursheed Parwez - 1969