Soon after leaving
Petaro, he joined the Pakistan Navy as a cadet.
However, during his training period, he met with
an accident which brought his naval career to an
He then joined UET
Lahore and graduated as an Electrical Engineer
(power) in 1982.
Soon thereafter, he
joined WAPDA in Lahore and spent the next two
decades in various departments. He was
instrumental in the development and implementation
of the one window operation for the DISCOs.
Towards the end of his service, he served as the
Personal Assistant to the Chairman WAPDA.
He left WAPDA in
early 2003 and worked for a year or so briefly in
the textile sector before deciding to set up his
Thus, in 2004, he
established AASK Textiles and AASK Traders &
Contractors, exporting bed linen and trading in
vegetable oil and sugar. The following year, i.e.
in 2005, he established AASK Corporation as an
engineering consulting company with expertise in
electrical engineering. Within a few years, this
became the flagship and one of the largest
engineering consulting companies in Pakistan. It
has provided services to DHA Islamabad and
Centaurus, Islamabad for electrical consulting
work among other projects.
In 2007, he
established an NGO called AASK Welfare Fund, which
was merged into Umme Kulsoom Taj Welfare Trust in
2008. He established the latter trust in memory of
his mother who had expired that year. The trust
supports around 20-30 widows and also provides
short term financing on qarz e hasana basis to
poor people who want to set up small businesses.
Safdar was at the
prime of his life and seemingly in good health
when he had a massive heart attack on 27 Februay
2013. He expired within minutes, even before he
could be taken to the hospital.
May Allah grant him