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 1969-1975.
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.
Mughal Sb 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 to 1975.
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 First Convention of Petarians in 2004 as well as the Golden Jubilee 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.