Professor of Pakistan Studies (1963-1983)
Prof. Syed Wasiul Hasan - 2007
By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui,
Wasiul Hasan joined the college in 1963
as professor of Pakistan Studies. He retired from
the college in 1983.
He was born on
7 August 1931 and was married to Mrs. Suboor Fatima. They have
three children - Nasreen Fatima, Cdre.
Syed Hasan Mustafa
- kit no. 7133/Ayub and Syed Hussain Mustafa, kit
Wasi Sahib expired on 27 February 2011 at
Islamabad of old age. May Allah grant him the
choicest place in Jannatul Firdaus.
Wasi Sahib graduated from Aligarh Muslim
University. After his graduation, he moved to Pakistan
in 1956 and settled down in Karachi. He then got an M.A.
in Political Science and a second M.A. in Pakistan
Studies from Karachi University.
first job was as a teacher of Pakistan Studies at
Hussaini School in Karachi, prior to joining Petaro in
During his years at Petaro, he was House Master of
Ayub House from 1966-1969, and House Master of
Jinnah House from 1972-1983.
He was also the Assistant House Master of Latif House
Wasi Sahib left Petaro in 1983, he joined Pakistan Steel Cadet College,
Karachi as Professor along with
Dr. Fazal Mahmood and
Dr. Iqbal Javed. Although
he retired officially in 1991, he continued on at
Pakistan Steel Cadet College on contract until 2001.
After that, he lived the rest of his years with his
elder son Cdre.
Syed Hasan Mustafa, 7133/A at Karachi
Wasi Sahib was my teacher for a brief period – in 9th
class when he taught me Civics. It was he who taught us
the concepts of government. For the first time in my
life, I was exposed to the concepts of democracy and the
“basic democracy” of Ayub Khan. His
lessons on the three arms of government - Executive,
Legislature and Judiciary - stuck into our nimble minds
along with the famous definition of democracy given by
Abraham Lincoln - "of the people, for the people and by
the people". Wasi Sahib inculcated that spirit of
democracy in us and made us realize that we must be
Sahib was always a thorough gentleman, and a man who
upheld civic responsibility, guiding us towards becoming
good citizens. May Allah reward him for inculcating good
values amongst us Petarians.