Syed Imdad Imam Jafri, 7189/Iqbal

Rear Adm. Imdad Jafri -2010

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Syed Imdad Imam Jafri, kit no. 7189/Iqbal House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1971 in 8th class and left the college in 1976 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 13 July 1958, and was married to Mrs. Aliya on 26 December 1987. They have 2 children - Amina and Akber.

Imdad was the College Captain of Tennis Team and Senior Section Leader of Iqbal House.

Imdad joined Pakistan Navy soon after passing out from Petaro in 1976 and obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pakistan Navy Engineering College (affiliated to NED University) in 1980. In later years, he obtained a Masters degree in Machine Design from Armed Forces University (Helmut Schmidt Universitat) at Hamburg, Germany.

He was commissioned as an officer in 1980 soon after his graduation. He sailed as a Chief Engineer until 1996. Subsequently, he was given responsibility for project management in general and planning / scheduling in particular for a submarine construction program for 5 years.   He was also responsible for all levels of maintenance of surface vessels for 3 years.

He also served in the Ministry of Defence Production to coordinate local development of vessels, equipment and parts. He then worked at the Karachi Port Trust as Chief Mechanical and Electrical Engineer.

On the academic front, he taught for two years at the Pakistan Naval Engineering College, and was then also appointed the Commandant / Principal of the College as well.

He completed the National Defence College Course where his thesis was on "Solar Thermal Power Generation for Pakistan".

Imdad was promoted to the rank of a Rear Admiral in the Navy in March 2011. He holds the rank of ACNS (Maintenance).

He is a thorough gentleman and a sheer pleasure to be with. It is an honour for me to have made his acquaintance.