Tariq Ghori, 7447/Iqbal

 

Dr. Tariq Ghori

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Tariq Ghori, kit no. 7447/Iqbal House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1974 and left the college in 1979 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 18 August 1962, and got married to Mrs. Sadaf. They have one son - Danyal.

Tariq Ghori was the JUO of Iqbal House in 1978-79. He was also the College Captain of the Cricket Team and a member of the College Basketball Team. He was also the President of the Photography Club.

After leaving Petaro in 1979, he joined Dow Medical College, and graduated with an MBBS degree in 1984. However, instead of pursuing his career as a medical doctor, Tariq chose to go into business.

He thus obtained a diploma in Human Resources Management and in Marketing Communications from the University College Los Angeles in USA.

After being a Director of the MATCO Group of Companies which are involved in rice export and other businesses, Dr. Tariq Ghori is now the Director of the group in charge of marketing and sales. He has been instrumental in branddevelopment of the Falak Basmati Rice and positioning it in 30 countries. He is a regular participant at world famous food exhibitions like SIAL in France, ANGUA in Germany and the Fancy Food Show in NY.

 He is a founding member of the Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) and is a member of its Executive Committee. He has been the President of the Pakistan Basmati Rice Promotion Committee of REAP.

During the mid-1990s, he also held an official assignment as Special Assistant to the Chief Minister Sindh for Implementation and Monitoring of the Chief Minister's Directives.

Dr. Tariq Ghori has been an active member of the Petarian Association. He was elected to the Managing Committee several times and also held the position of Joint Secretary Sports.