Javed Ahmed, 958/Qasim

Javed Ahmed - 2011

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Javed Ahmed, kit no. 958/Qasim House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1967 and left the college in 1972 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 28 October 1953 and got married to Mrs. Lubna on 25 December 1986. They have three children - Danish Sheza and Hassan.

He is now settled with his family at Karachi.

Javed's family belongs orginally from Lucknow in India. Soon after the creation of Pakistan, his father moved to Karachi in 1947 and settled down there.

Prior to joining Petaro, Javed got his entire education from KG to 7th Class at Public School, Cantt, Karachi.

He was extremely fond of cricket and remained a cricketer for most of his life. At Petaro, he was the Captain of the Qasim House cricket team, and the wicket keeper of the College Cricket Team. He was given a colour in cricket. He played the ICCST on behalf of the college and is a member of the Famous Forties of 1968.

After Petaro, he joined Karachi University in 1972 and graduated with a B.A. degree in 1974. He was wicket keeper and batsman of the Karachi University cricket team with a colour. At the same time, he was also the wicket keeper of the Karachi Cricket Association and played on behalf of Sindh.  He was also selected to the Pakistan Universities cricket team as wicket keeper, holding colours from each team during 1974-75.

After graduation from Karachi University, he joined Pakistan Navy in 1975, and was commissioned as an officer in 1976. He served the navy for 7 years and took early retirement in 1983 on compassionate grounds due to personal issues on the rank of a lieutenant.

While he was in the Navy, he was a member of the Pakistan Navy cricket team during 1977-1978. The following year, he was selected to be a member of the Inter Services Cricket team as wicket keeper. Again he got colours from both teams.

Upon leaving the navy in 1983, he joined Civil Aviation Authority the same month and posted at the CAA Headquarters at Terminal no.1.  He then was made Terminal Manager of Terminal 3 in 1985. In 1986, he was appointed the Vigilance Officer, and the following year he was sent to Quetta as Deputy Airport Manager and then soon thereafter at the same position at Faisalabad aiport.

Selected on deputation to Maritime Security Agency in 1988, he served as ADC and PRO to Director General for 2 years. He then moved back to CAA HQ in 1990 and was promoted as Corporate Manager. He also served as Terminal Manager at Karachi Airport. Javed has held different positions at the CAA during his life long career there including VIP/VVIP handling, managing Hajj terminal operations, etc. In 2009 he was promoted to be Acting GM Airport Services. Currently, he is the Acting GM Cargo and based at Karachi.

Javed is known for his straight talk. He does not mince words whenever talking to anyone. Although he has very high regard for his seniors, he does not tolerate anyone who will swerve away from the truth.  He also has a very soft heart, and participates in welfare activities with his time and resources. He is a great guy, and is a pleasure to have as a good friend.