Cdr.(R) Aurangzeb Anwar Ali Khan

The Fourteenth Adjutant (1980-1982)

Cdr.(R) Aurangzeb Anwar Ali Khan - 2010

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, Kit no. 671, Latif House

Lt.PN Aurangzeb Anwar Ali Khan was the fourteenth adjutant of Cadet College Petaro from 1980-1982.

He was born on 4 March, 1955, and got married to Mrs. Sadia on 22 June 1985. They have three children - Aimaad (ACCA), Eman (architecture student) and Humaid.

At present, he is settled down in Islamabad.

Aurangzeb Khan had his entire schooling from St. Patrick's School and College in Karachi from kindergarten to Intermediate level. He passed his Matric exams in 1970 and his Intermediate in 1972.

His first option was to join the Air Force. While he passed all tests, he could not make it due to a very slight murmur in the heart. Thus, he lost several months before he applied to Pakistan Navy and was selected. He joined the Pakistan Naval Academy in 1973 and was commissioned as an officer in 1976 as a sub-Lieutenant in the Operations Branch.

In 1977, he attended the watchkeeping course at PNS Badar and then served with the Patrolcraft Squadron between 1978-1980. He commanded gunboats and a missle boat.

This was when he was posted out to Petaro as the adjutant of the college for two years between 1980-1982 while he was still a lieutenant.

In 1983, he proceeded on the long navigation course at PNS Bahadur, and was then posted to the Pakistan Naval Academy in 1984-85 as an Instructor. Then between 1985-1989, he was sent on deputation to the UAE Navy, and had already been promoted to the rank of a Lieut. Commander.

On return from UAE, he was appointed the Second in Command of the PNS Saif destroyer between 1989-91, and then the Second in Command of the new PNS Badar betweeen 1991-92.

He completed the Staff Course in 1992 and was then posted to the Naval Headquarters as Staff Officer Operations between 1992-1993.

He was then posted as the Directing Staff (DS) at the PN War College between 1994-1997.

His last assignment in the Navy was at the Naval Headquarters between 1997-1999. He then took retirement from the Navy after 27 years of service in 1999 as a Commander.

Cdr.(R) Aurangzeb Khan decided to settle down in Islamabad after his retirement, and decided to go into retail business. He set up a store called Bargain Plus in F-11 Markaz, Islamabad which was meant to be a self-service store in 2000. After 7 years of running the store, he decided to close it down due to various issues with running such a store. He now has a few shops in F-11 Markaz that he has rented out, and he leads a retired and secluded life.  We do hope that one day he will become a key member of the Petarian community in Islamabad.

Lt.PN Aurangzeb Anwar Ali Khan - 1980