Lecturer of English (1969-1975)
Prof. Mehr Khan Mughal - 2010
By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif
Prof. Mehr Khan Mughal was
lecturer of English Language at Cadet College Petaro from
He was born on 2 June
1941, and got married to Mrs. Arshaad Sikander on 11 August 1961. They
have four children - Khurshid (kit no. 7550/Liaquat), Maqsood (now a Lt.Col),
Anjum (retired as Major) and Saba.
Prof. Mughal belongs
to Chakwal in the Punjab.
remembers his stay at Petaro with great fondness. During that
period, he was very active in sports and club activities. He
was the Associate Sports Officer along with Mr. A.A. Faruqui
(who was the Sports Officer). He looked after Athletics and
other sports. He was the Patron of the
Philatelic Society from
1969-1970, and assisted with the English Debating Society. He
was also the Associate House Master of Liaquat House from 1973
His love for sports is such
that he keeps up with it even to this day. He plays tennis
daily, and keeps his racket always in his car.
While he was at Petaro, Mr.
Mughal went on a deputation on behalf of the Ministry of
Education to Algiers (in Algeria) from 1970 to 1973. He was
teaching English there as well.
In 1975, he got another
opportunity to go on deputation to Tanzania. However, Cadet
College Petaro did not agree to let him go on deputation. So
he had to resign and proceed to Daressalam in Tanzania where
he stayed until 1979.
In 1980, he got a job with
the Ministry of Education in at Muscat in the Sultanate of
Oman. He taught English at various schools there for a period
of 16 years, i.e. until 1996 when he opted to return home with
the intention to set up his own school in his hometown Chakwal.
It took him two years to
buy the land and mobilize the set up of the new institution.
Named after his eldest son (who is also a Petarian), the
school is called Khursheed International School. It opened its
doors in 1998.
Over these few years, it
has become a very famous school in the area. It has over 900
students. The boys section has classes up to Intermediate,
while the girls section has become a degree college. This is a
great achievement indeed.
His wife and daughter Saba
are involved in the management of the school full time.
Mughal Sb is also the
Chairman of the Public Safety Commission of Chakwal and keeps
himself active in civic duties of the area as well.
His eldest son Khurshid
(kit no. 7550/Liaquat) is a successful businessman in the USA,
and is the owner and CEO of Sequel Systems, Inc.
Out of his love for Petaro,
Mughal Sb visited the college at the time of the
Convention of Petarians in 2004 as well as the
Celebrations in 2007. That is when I got a chance to meet
him and get introduced to him. It is a pleasure to know Prof.
Mehr Khan Mughal.