Imran Latif, 84152/Liaquat

 

Imran Latif - 2004

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Imran Latif, kit no. 84152/Liaquat House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1984 and left the college in 1989 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 28 May 1972 and got married to Nusrat on 29 January 2005 at Lala Musa. They are presently living in Lahore.

Imran's family hails from Lala Musa, which is located on the GT Road between Lahore and Islamabad.

Imran is a thorough IT professional. In his own words, he has "extensive experience of working in large IT and Telecom organizations. ... single handedly managed IT Infrastructure projects and support operations from Technical Standpoint in different cities of Pakistan. Each client had diverse environment of systems. Worked for establishment and management of technical infrastructure at client sites in various cities in US. This includes Voice Telephony servers, VPN, software deployment, support and training. Extensive experience of managing technical teams and carrying out projects, client coordination / communication in offshore and geographically dispersed environments."

After passing out from Petaro, he graduated in Computer Science from Inernational University, Karachi in 1993. His first job was with Brains Software in Karachi from 1992 to 1995 where he worked as an Analyst Programmer. Over the next couple of years, he joined MANCO in Islamabad as Analyst Programmer under the able guidance of another Petarian Farook Ali Khan 7651/A. This company was managed primarily by Petarians. Farook was so enamoured by Imran that he would ensure that Imran would move with him wherever he went. Thus, when Farook moved to CSoft (Pvt) Ltd. and then to AMZ Access (Pvt) Ltd., Imran was his key manager. He was Systems Manager in CSoft. At AMZ he held different portfolios - as Systems Manager, Manager Customer Support and Deployment, and Senior Technical Manager.

In 2007, Imran moved to InfoTech Communications, Islamabad and has now been working with IBM, Lahore since 2008 as a Project Manager.

Imran has been the prime mover of his own batch mates. He has been able to galvanize them to have frequent gatherings and meetings.

Imran's greatest contribution has been in the development of the www.petaro.org website. Along with Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui 671/Latif, he has been consistently working in ensuring that this website is developed on the right lines.

He has also been involved in organizing many other Petarian events. These included his participation in the Petarian Convention 2004 and the CCP Golden Jubilee Celebrations in 2007. His work in the Earthquake relief efforts in 2005-06 as a part of the Petarian Foundation team are also laudable. He spent many days at Bagh, AJK at the relief camp to design the selection process for the inhabitants of Sarbuland Village.

He is a great guy and a pleasure to be with. He is humble and soft-spoken and tries his best to serve and help others whenever he can. We are proud to have him as a great Petarian.