Khalid Hussain Ranjhani, 82125/Jinnah

 

Khalid Hussain Ranjhani - 2011

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Khalid Hussain Ranjhani, kit no. 82125/Jinnah House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1981 in 7th class and left the college in 1987 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 1 July 1969 and got married to Mrs. Najma on 19 September 1997. They have 4 children - Iqra, Iman, Abdullah and Sara. The family is settled in Dubai.

Khalid was an appointment holder at Petaro. He was a Section Leader in Class 11 and was appointed the JUO of Jinnah House in 12th class. He was good in sports, and was a member of the house cricket and volleyball teams. He wrote the house wallpapers and was Editor of the Sindhi magazine. He used to be actively involved in the Latif Day celebrations at Petaro each year.

After leaving Petaro, he graduated as an Electronics Engineer from Mehran University for Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro in 1993. Later on, he also did a diploma in "Management of Technical Organization" from Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), Islamabad.

His career has been in the field of telecommunications throughout. He started out with Millicom International (Pakcom Ltd) from 1993-1996 for installation, testing and commissioning of Radio Base Stations (RBS) of AMPS systems, site acquisitions, site surveys and negotiations with sub-contractors.

In 1996, he joined Etisalat in Abu Dhabi and worked with them until 2004 for the implementation of GSM projects in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region of UAE.

Then in December 2004, he was transferred by Etisalat to Saudi Arabia to establish a new GSM mobile company there called Mobily. He was given the important task of being the Head of the BSS rollout engineering team for Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia. Based on his achievements and performance throughout the BSS Roll-out in Saudi Arabia, in March 2007 he was given the position of Chief Engineer in Mobily, Saudi Arabia.

With this great achievement of a greenfield project implementation and management, Khalid got an opportunity to join Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (DU) in UAE as Director for the Dubai Region Mobile Access Implementation and Roll-out

Khalid has done extremely well for himself and we hope and pray for his success to rise to the top.

He has also been a very active Petarian among the alumni. He became very active with the Petarian Association of Saudi Arabia (PASA) during his year stay there, and was the President of PASA during 2006-2008.

When he moved back to UAE in 2008, he successfully organized the Petarians there, and established the Petarian Association of UAE (PAUAE). He was elected the first President of PAUAE.

Khalid has also been very active in promoting the establishment of a Global Petarians Association through a restructuring of Petarian Association in Pakistan. With a crisis that developed in TPA, a new Central Executive Committee was nominated by Rashid Abro in his capacity as the Chairman of the Petarian Assembly. Khalid was appointed as the General Secretary of TPA for 2014-2015.

Khalid is a very organized person and extends his love and regard for every Petarian in a way that you immediately fall in love with him. He has the true spirit of being a Petarian. It is an honour and a pleasure to have known Khalid over these years.


Khalid Hussain Ranjhani - 1987

Khalid Hussain Ranjhani - 2009