Ikram Ghani, 7236/Qasim

Dr. Ikram Ghani - 2002

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Ikram Ghani, kit no. 7236/Qasim House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1972 and left the college in 1977 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 30 May 1958, and got married to Mrs. Humera on 19 March 1991. They have 5 children - Imad, Usaid, Maleeha, Menal and Maira.

The family is now settled down in Toronto, Canada.

Ikram was a good hockey player, and was the Captain of the Qasim House Hockey team during his Petaro years.

Ikram graduated from Sindh Medical College in 1986, and went on to pursue higher education and specialization in later years.

He started his career as a medical practitioner in Karachi through private practice after his graduation in 1986. A few years later, he moved to Toronto, Canada from where he passed his Licensing Examinations to practice in USA and Canada.

In 1996, he then moved to the USA and joined the Internal Medicine Residency program at Oakwood Healthcare Systems in Michigan. He qualified as ABIM in Internal Medicine in 2000, and continued to practice Internal Medicine there until 2006. During his stay in Michigan, he came back to Toronto for a year of training in Geriatric Medicine.

In 2006, he got an opportunity to move to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and work with the National Guard Hospital which is located on the Makkah Expressway. He availed this opportunity for a period of 3 years, which allowed him to be able to go to Makkah as frequently as he desired. Along with his family, he then moved back to Toronto, Canada in 2009 for personal and family reasons.

Ikram is one of the founding members of the Petarian Association. He was the first General Secretary of TPA and has served on the Managing Committee of the Association several times in different capacities. He has lived the TPA history and this has led to a very close affinity to the organization. At every juncture, we find Ikram coming up with his suggestions and ideas on how to make TPA a better body.

Ikram is known for being straight and upfront in his views and doesn't mince his words. He does not hesitate to point out where he feels things may not be according to the set principles. This is a great quality in a person.