Wasif Malik, 7402/Liaquat

Wasif Malik - 2007

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Wasif Malik, kit no. 7402/Liaquat House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1974 and left the college in 1979 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 2 April 1961, and was married to Mrs. Ambreen on 8 August 1992. They have two children - Mustafa and Imaan.

Wasif did his earlier schooling from Cantt Public School in Karachi before going to Petaro in 1974.

After leaving Petaro, Wasif joined NED Engineering College, and graduated as a Mechanical Engineer in 1985. He then went for graduate studies in USA and obtained admission in the Mechanical Engineering program at the University of Texas at Arlington in the Fall of 1986. He got his Masters degree from there.

Soon thereafter, he started his professional career working in the commercial nuclear power industry as an engineer for the next 12 years.

In 1999, Wasif started his own business under the name of Desi Services, Inc out of Dallas, Texas. The company entered into two areas - dry cleaning business and web development business. It developed two major portals for south asian interests called www.desiconnection.com and www.apnabusiness.com. A third one is www.ForkLiftTech.com which provides forklift certifications to its clients. The company also has an office in Karachi since 2002 with 2-3 full time engineers. Most of the engineering and website work is done by the Pakistan office.

Wasif is a die-hard Petarian. He continues to be at the center of Petarian activities in North America and has played a very important role in PANA. Since 2007, he has been one of the co-moderators of the "Petarians" Yahoogroup (the largest grouping of Petarians on the net), which has played a very important role in keeping the Petarians together.

He is also a very talented person. His writing skills are superb, and he has been writing a number of articles on the net. For example, his report on the 7th PANA Reunion and his travels to Washington DC are worth reading. He is also an exceptional photographer. He loves to photograph nature and events, and goes into the finer details. He is able to capture his thoughts very beautifully through graphical dimensions and photography. He also loves to play music as well.

Wasif is a pride of the Petarians.