Prof. Mufi M. Olid – 2004
|By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, Kit no. 671, Latif House
Prof. Mufti Muhammad Olid was professor of English at Cadet College Petaro from 1986 to 2010.
Mufti Sahib was born on 22 February 1950, and got married to Mrs. Alam Ara Begum on 11 July 1986 – the same year as when he joined Petaro. He has 2 daughters – Sumayya and Ammara.
|Mufti Sahib hails originally from East Pakistan which is now Bangladesh. After the 1971, he chose to move to Pakistan from Bangladesh since he strongly believed that Pakistan stood for Muslim nationhood and was created as a homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent. He has been settled in this country ever since.He had completed his Matric (SSC) from Rajshahi Board, East Pakistan in 1966, and Inter (HSSC) from the same Board in 1969. Due to the war, his college studies were disrupted which he then resumed later on at Karachi. He completed his B.A.(Hons) from Karachi University in 1975, and M.A. in Linguistics in 1979 also from Karachi University.
The bulk of his career has been at Cadet College Petaro which he joined at the beginning of 1986.
At Petaro, Mufti Sahib has been the Patron of The Cadet magazine from 2003 to 2008. He was instrumental in getting the cadets to put the magazine together. I had a great opportunity to spend some quality time with Mufti Sahib when he was putting together the magazine just in time for the Golden Jubilee celebrations that were held in February 2007. He came and spent a week in Islamabad in January operating from my office to collate all the articles, photographs etc, while he was coordinating with the designer and printer.
After his retirement from the college in February 2010, Mufti Sahib now plans to move back to Bangladesh to be closer to his relatives.