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Birthday 14 November 1944
Location hala malaysea,japan.america
Interests I am 63 years old Marine Engineer. Did my graduation from Chittagong, and post graduation from the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden. Sailed on various ships in the capacity of Chief Engineer. Writing is my hobby and I have written more than 65 books mostly travelogues in Sindhi and Urdu languages. I am fond of photography also. I spend retirement days mostly in Malaysia (where I have served more than 8 years in Marine Academy Malaysia, Malacca,) Japan, USA and in Karachi Pakistan.
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Date of Birth : 14TH NOVEMBER 1944

Nationality : PAKISTANI

Passport No. : KB 515910 (Expiry Date: Jan14, 2008)

NIC (Identity Card No) : 42301-0995706-9

Marital Status : Married (Wife; two children)

ADDRESS : 2/II; 8th Gizri Lane, Phase IV,

Defence Housing Authority,

Karachi-75500; Pakistan.

TEL.NOS. : (92-21)-5894090;

: (92-21)-2350272-75 ext.206


- Marine Engineering from Marine Academy, Chittagong; Bangladesh (Former East Pakistan)

- M.Sc degree in Maritime Safety Administration (Engineering), from World Maritime University, Malmo; Sweden.

- `First Class Engineer' (Motors) Certificate of Competency for sailing as Chief Engineer on Foreign Going Vessels.

- Passed A.M.I.E (Mechanical Engineering) examination from the Institute of Engineers, London.

- B.A and LL.B (Law) degrees from the University of Sindh.

- Diploma in "Digital Computer Techniques" from The Institute of Marine Engineers, London and The Institute of Naval Architects, England.

- "Construction, Operation & Maintenance of Machines" course from I.H.I Shipyard, Tokyo (Japan).

- Veritas (Classification & Survey) training at DNV Centre, Hovik, Norway.

- Training of Various Survey work covering essential items concerning "Safety of Life at Sea" and the "Protection of the Marine Environment", from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

- A Short Course on Maritime Fire Protection, Fire Detection & Fire Extinction at Malmo, Sweden.

- Various Computer Technology courses in Tokyo, Japan and Malmo, Sweden.

- Field Survey Training at NKK (Nippon Kaiji Kyokai) Classification Society, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

- Marine Automation Course from Research Institute for Ship Operation, Flensburg, Germany.



- Member of The Marine Engineering Society, Japan.

- Member of The Society of Naval Architectures, Japan.

- Member of The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers; Canada.

- Member of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Singapore.

- Associate Member of The Institute of Marine Engineers, London.

- Associate Member of The Institute of Marine Engineers, U.K.

- Member of Singapore Institute of Engineering Technologists, Singapore.

- Member of The Chartered Institute of Transport, Singapore.

- Member of Institute Kelautan (Mariners) Malaysia.


- Joined Pakistan National Shipping Corporation as Junior Marine Engineer in 1968 till Chief Engineer in 1976 and served on various ships for about 12 years.

- Senior Lecturer & Principal P.N.S.C. Marine College, Karachi, Pakistan.

- Officer Incharge Engineering Dept. ”Maritime Academy Malaysia”, Malacca, from 1983 to 1990. The jobs and responsibilities included:

Setting up the new academy & organizing various courses for Marine Engineering Education.

Teaching different Engineering subjects to Deck Cadets & Marine Engineers.

- Visiting Lecturer Ungko Omar Polytechnic Institute, Ipoh, Perak; during above stay in Malaysia. The subjects taught included: Diesel Engines, Boilers, Turbo-chargers, Fuel & Fuel Technology, Fire & Safety, Maintenance of Machinaries and Marine Equipment.


- Officer Incharge Marine Engineering Department, Pakistan Marine Academy, Mauripur, Karachi, Pakistan.

The duties include:

-Teaching various subjects to Deck & Engineering Pre-Sea Cadets & Post

Sea students.

- Running & Training “Engine Room Simulator”.

- Taking part in Tanker Safety Courses.


- Author of more than 50 books in Sindhi, Urdu and English, mostly sea travelogues.

- Some of the books are prescribed for B.A and M.A Syllabus of Sindh University and Karachi University.

- Regular Columnist of “Pakistan Post”, “Ummat” & “Kawish”.


- Pakistan Writers Guild prize for the `Best Book of the Year'.

- Kenjhar Award for Travelogue Writings.

- Malaysian Offical Award PJK (Pingat Jasa Kebaktian) for literary and social services during 8 yrs stay in Malaysia as Head of Marine Engineering Dept. Naval Academy.

- Life long Literary Services. Award by United Memon Jamait, Karachi.


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