Professor of Applied Electricity (1962-1992)
Prof. Nasir Mahmood Malik - 2007
by Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif
Prof. Nasir Mahmood Malik joined the college in
1962 as teacher of Applied Electricity. He retired from the college in 1992.
He was born on 4 November 1937 at Gurdaspur
under the British rule, and got married to Mrs. Rifat on 27 December 1962.
They have 3 children - Dr. Arshad (kit no. 78124/Iqbal), Ashar (kit no. 8135/Iqbal) and Saira.
Nasir sb's father was into education prior to the creation of
Pakistan. In August 1947, the family moved to Gujranwala and
his father became a tax officer.
Mahmood joined Iqbal High School in Gujranwala and passed his
Matric in 1953. He then joined the Govt Technical Institute in
obtained his diploma in Electrical Engineering from there in
1957. A couple of years later, he got his Bachelors in
Electrical Engineering from City and Guild in 1959.
meantime, he joined Faisalabad Technical High School as an
Instructor in 1958. Stanley and Lord were the consultants for
the project and Mr. Nasir Mahmood was sent to their different
schools to run workshops and to assist in conducting refresher
In 1962, on
the recommendation of Stanley and Lord, Col. Coombes got Mr.
Nasir Mahmood to join Cadet College Petaro as a teacher of
Applied Electricity. During the colonel's period, he got
involved into all sorts of technical infrastructure
development projects at Petaro. He was given the charge to
solve all the problems of electricity on campus with the
growing needs of the college day by day. He was also given
charge of the water supply for the college during this period.
Firoz Shah's period, he was instrumental in getting the Sui
Gas connection for the college, and for getting the Siemens
telephone exchange installed. Another contribution was his
role in discussions with Mr. Hakim Ali Zardari who donated the
movie projector to the college.
S.S. Azim became the principal, he had the 12 inch water
pipeline laid which had to cross the railway track as well. He
had to supervise this entire work.
Nasir was from a technical background, during the 1980s he was
also given the task to teach Pakistan Studies and Islamic
Studies as well at Petaro, and for a period he was also the
Head of Department of both of these disciplines being the
He spent the prime of his
life at Petaro. He was the Patron of the
Radio and Electrical
Engineering Club throughout his stay at Petaro. He was
also the Patron of the Woodwork Club from 1981-1992.
early 1990s, he was under pressure from his family to retire
from Petaro due to his children's education at Lahore. So
finally he opted to take early retirement in 1992 although he
would have become the Vice Principal of the college had he
After retirement from
Petaro, he has taught at other institutions in the Punjab. He
trained teachers for the Glasgow Public School in Gujranwala
District from 1993-1998. At that time he suffered a heart
attack in 1998, and had a by-pass operation. This forced him
to withdraw from professional activities for a while.
And then in 2001,
Lt.Col.(R) Sultan Sikander Ghumman
(kit no. 766/Latif) got him to join his Cadet College Sialkot
as Senior House Master and Messing Officer. He also taught
English up to class 6, and Mathematics to class 7.
problems seemed to come back due to the strains, and therefore
he finally quit work in 2005. He was hospitalized initially
for a while. Since then he is leading a retired life at his
home in Lahore.
son is now settled in Ireland as a doctor, while his younger
son Ashar lives with him in Lahore. His daughter is settled in
Abu Dhabi. He now has 6 grandchildren.