Prof. Muhammad Saleem Sahto

The Fourteenth Vice Principal (2014-present), Professor of Sindhi (1983-present) and Head of Dept of Sindhi (1996-present)

Prof. Saleem Sahto - 2010

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif


Prof. Muhammad Saleem Sahto joined the college in 1983 as a lecturer and is still in service at the college. Currently, he is Vice Principal of the college and professor in Dept of Sindhi.

He was born on 13 July 1954 at Mehar, Dist. Dadu and got married to Mrs. Najma on 14 December 1984. They have three sons - Aurangzeb 2k108/Qasim, Shahzeb 2001119/Shahbaz and Ahsan 2007121/Liaquat.

Saleem Sahto is one of eight siblings. He has six brothers and one sister. His father moved to Karachi in 1945 and remained there until his death in 1981. Thus, he was brought up at Karachi and had all of his schooling and education in that city.

His primary education up to Class 5 was at NJV Govt Primary School and secondary education at NJV Govt. High School, Karachi. He completed his Matric from there in 1971. He then got his Intermediate certificate from D.J. Science College, Karachi in 1974, B.A. degree from University of Karachi in 1977 and an M.A. degree in Sindhi from University of Karachi.

Prior to joining Cadet College Petaro, he worked as Sindhi Language Junior Teacher at the Education Department of Govt of Sindh from 1976-1983.

During his service at Petaro, he was promoted to the rank of assistant professor in January 1996 and as Professor in February 2007. He became the Head of the Sindhi Department in 1996.

Sahto Sb has been the Divisional Officer (House Master) of Shahbaz Division  from 1990 to 1995, and Divisional Officer (House Master) of Liaquat Division from 1997 to 2000.

In addition, between 1995-1997 he was Member Purchase Committee, Officer In Charge of Agriculture Dept, Caretaking Dept, Sindhi Debates, and Local School, and also the Colony Welfare Officer. Since 1996, he has been Officer In Charge of the Latif Day Function, Member of Cadets' Counselling Committee, Assistant Officer In Charge of Excursions, and Member of the Academic Council. He was also the Patron of the Music Club during the 1980s.

Thrice he has received Commendation Certificates with cash awards for producing best results in the Board examinations. He also received the Best Teacher Award during 2009-2010 for overall performance.

Upon retirement of Prof. Sharwani, Sahto Sahib was appointed the Vice Principal of the college in January 2014.

He was also part of the Interactive Teachers' Training Program held at NIBAF, Islamabad in 2005 which was sponsored and organized by the Petarian Foundation.

Sahto Sb is also a writer. He wrote a book called "Bha Akhar" published by British Petroleum Pakistan in 2006. He has written and published several short stories, essays and poetry that have been published in leading Sindhi and Urdu newspapers of Pakistan since 1974.

He is related to Prof. R.S. Channa and his sons who were Petarians.

Prof. Saleem Sahto - 2000

Prof. Saleem Sahto - 2007