Shahbaz Malik was known for athletics at Petaro.
He was a good sprinter, and obtained the first
position in 100m and 400m races, second position
in 100m x 4 relay race, 200m relay race and in
medley race. He also used to play hockey,
football, basketball, table tennis, chess,
badminton, and tennis.
After leaving Petaro, Shahbaz moved to Lawrence
College Ghora Galli from where he completed his
Intermediate in 1987. Later on obtained his MA
degree in Economics from Sindh University in 1996 and an MBA
Shahbaz is a very young entrepreneur. He inherited
the family business and joined the group actively
in 1991 as Technical Director of the Popular Group
of Industries. In 1996, he was promoted to the
postiion of Executive Director of the Group, and
then finally became the Managing
Director of the family owned Popular Group of
Industries in 2002. He still holds this position.
The group includes Popular Fabrics (Pvt) Ltd at
Karachi, Popular Spinning Mills (Pvt) Ltd at
Nooriabad, Popular Fiber Mills (Pvt) Ltd at
Nooriabad, Popular Weaving Mills at Nooriabad,
Popular Juice Industries (Pvt) Ltd at Risalpur,
Popular Trade International at Karachi, Popular
Plastics (Pvt) Ltd at Karachi, Popular Match
Industries at Tando Adam, and Popular Food
Industries (with units at Tando Adam and Lahore).
He has also been very active with various business
associations. He was the Commissioner (COC) of
PEMRA during 2005-2008. He has been the Chairman of two
sub-committees of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce
and Industry, namely Industry and Privatization
Sub-Committee (2000-2001) and Labour and Social
Welfare Sub-Committee (1999-2000). He was the
Chairman of SITE Superhighway Association of
Industry, Karachi (1998-1999 and 2005-2007).
He was Chairman of Landhi Association of Trade and
Industry (2004-2005) and Co-Chairman of Landhi
Industrial Development Board (2004-2005).
Shahbaz Malik has been an active member of the
Petarian Association and served on its Managing
Committee in different capacities over the years.
He was also the President of the Association from
2005-2007 and from 2011-2013. During his tenure, the Association
opened chapters in various universities of
Karachi. As the President of TPA, he also visited
the Annual PANA Reunion at Niagara Falls during
In addition, he has demonstrated his service to
mankind through involvement with a number of
social activities and welfare organizations. In
particular, he was President of Serve Our Society
(SOS) 2004-2012, Organizational Secretary of The
Civil Liberties Union of Pakistan 2004-2005, and
District Chairman for Public Relations of Lions
Club, Pakistan in 2000-2001.