Friday, November 27, 2009

Habib Public School


The School started on 7 July 1959 with four blocks of buildings, named, Ahmed House, Ghulam Ali House, Dawood House, and Sharif House. The first administrator of the School was late Mr. Yusuf Qasim, who supervised the construction work as well as carried out admissions and appointment of staff.

On the first day only three applications were received. However within one year there were no seats available. This was in spite of the fact that the premises were considered isolated and marshy.There was no public transport facility in this area. Some children used to walk from places as far as Saddar or Cantt Station.

By 1963, in a short period of four years, the School had become one of the high-profile schools of Karachi. The School became well known throughout the country and also internationally. The school became the leading school of the city and the elite of the city turned for admission of their children.

Land was reclaimed from the sea and, over a period of 15 years, facilities were added for a second hockey field, a swimming pool, an auditorium, Physics and Chemistry labs and Secondary and Cambridge classrooms.

The school has been a full day school from its start, emphasizing on whole-child development and not only classroom learning. The school also provided fee concessions, stationery and uniforms to the needy students so that it should not become a school for the rich only. At present the fee concession exceeds Rs.5 million annually. The Cambridge system of education was also introduced in 1977 with first batch graduating in 1979

Habib Public school was a pioneer in introducing computer education in schools. The program was supported by BCCI, when it launched its computer education in schools in 1983


Spread over 18 acres (73,000 m2) of land supporting six blocks of buildings, the School's resources and facilities range from spacious classrooms, well-stocked libraries, computer & science laboratories, two swimming pools, two hockey grounds and other sport fields of international standards, and a hall. A centrally air-conditioned auditorium cum gymnasium with a capacity for over 1,000 seats has also been built recently (also known as Toyota Gymnasium).

School clinic

The school provides medical facilities to all students. A sickroom has been established to meet any emergency and administer first aid to the students. A medical doctor and a trained assistant are present during school hours. An annual checkup system has been introduced.


Students are evaluated once a month and at the end of each academic year. Records of teaching learning activities are maintained to ensure that the curriculum objectives are achieved

Teaching of the Quran

The study of the Quran is compulsory for classes III to VII. The Students are to complete Nazra Quran by the time they reach class VII. Classes VIII and IX are taught some selected SURAHS with meanings and explanation.

Students have a choice of either going for 'O' Level education from CIE or Study for S.S.C. (Secondary School Certificate) from Agha Khan University Examination Board

Club and societies

The following clubs and societies for inculcating life long hobbies are active and functioning in the school:

  • Bazme Adab
  • English Literary Society
  • Sindhi Literary Society
  • Internet Club
  • Islamic Study Forum
  • Art & Science Modelling Club
  • Dramatic & Music Club
  • Gardening Club
  • Nature Watch Society & Environmental Study Society

  • Notable alumni
  • Bankers

    Muhammad Shammas Zafar, Senior Executive Banker, Habib Bank Lmd, JAPAN


    Syed Saeed Jafar, Sr. Engineering Manager, Wireless Networks Business Unit, Cisco Systems, USA

    Syed Salman Hussain (1991 Passout), Principal Engineer, Ericsson, UK

    Chemical Engineering

    Syed Aalay Raza Rizvi (1998 Batch), Development Engineer, Honeywell, Chicago, USA

    Sindh Police

    Humayun - SHO Tipu Sultan


    Asad H. Kizilbash - Former New York Stock Exchange Broker (USA)

    Irfan Vayani - Stock and Shares in U.K

    Abbas Hussain - Nuclear Scientist, Pak

    Fazullah A. Tapal - Tapal Tea

    Muzaffar Feroz Baweja - MD Regent Plaza Hotels Shahrah e Faisal Karachi

    Information Technology

    Abbas Haider Jaffery - Senior Solutions Architect (Director), Scotibank, Canada

    Athar Kaludi - Owner Premium Systems Karachi Pakistan

    Ali Shariq Khan - Software Engineers/Scientist

    Adnan -Ul- Haq - Senior Data Analyst, UK

    Zubair ul Islam - Senior Developer, Microsoft-USA

    Sadiq R Dossa - Senior IT Engineer, IBM-UK

    Zahid Wakil Rao - CEO, The CRM Solutions (Pvt) Ltd.

    Joel Khan - Programmer/Database Administrator in Quest Diagnostics Incorporated-USA

    Kamil Hasan Faizan - Regional Director INTEL based in Singapore


    Raza Rabbani — Former Opposition Leader in Senate and Deputy Secretary General of PPP-Parliamentarians

    Jahangir Tareen — Former Federal Minister for Industries and Production and Parliamentary Leader of PML-Functional

    Hussain Haqqani — Advisor to Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gillani and Pakistan's Ambassador to USA

    Jam Mashooq Ali — Former Chief Minister of Sindh

    Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi — Member of National Assembly and Senior Leader of National People's Party

    Asad Junejo — Former Member of National Assembly

    Masroor Ahmed Jatoi — Member of National Assembly

    Noman Saigol — Former Advisor to Chief Minister of Sindh on Environmental Issues.


    Shoaib Mohammad — Famous Cricketer of Pakistan

    Sohail Abbas — Former Captain and Famous Hockey Player of Pakistan

    Safdar Abbas — Hockey Player of Pakistan

    Hassan Sardar — Hockey Player of Pakistan

    Ahmad Alam — Hockey Player of Pakistan shahid khan - best swimmer of sindh (pakisan) Qamar Ibrahim — Hockey Player of Pakistan

    Kamran Ashraf — Hockey Player of Pakistan

    Raheel Abbas - Cricket First Class, Pakistan Camp National Academy

    Syed Rizwan Hussain Zaidi Hockey Player

    Adnan Zakir - Hockey Player of Pakistan

    Haider Hussain - Hockey Player of Pakistan

    Syed Muhammad Salman - Famous Cricket Player Pakistan shahid khan -es swimme of sindh (pakistan) Media

    Azhar Abbas — Senior Journalist, CEO of DAWN News TV/ Founding CEO of Geo TV Network

    Nauman Zahid - Director Programming - Video Spot (Pvt) Ltd

    Ali Haider — National Singer and Famous Celebrity

    Hassan Soomro — Actor

    Mr. Masood Hamid — General Manager of Marketing at Dawn-Herald Group

    Jami - Producer

    Tahseen Shaukat - Head of International Licensing - IMC - GEO

    Faisal Qureshi - is an entrepreneur.

    Syed Raza Hassan, Journalist Dawn Newspaper

    Ashar Zaidi - Head of Sports Dunya TV, formerly Host/Producer GEO Sports, Editor Spider magazine

    Zeeshan Zafar - Producer Sports Dunya TV, Formerly in Geo News

    Shahzad Naeem - Senior Producer, Head of Current Affairs and Weekend Programming at CNBC Pakistan TV

    Legal Services

    Raza H. Hashmi — Former President of Sindh High Court Bar Association

    Barrister Khurram Rashid - Partner, Surridge & Beecheno Law Firm

    Scientist & Inventor

    Dr. Asad Islam - Chief Scientist at Pixsense USA. Owns 17 patents in Digital Image/Video Processing and Compression.

    Dr Khawar Mehdi- Physician, Scientist and Disintuished inventor of a novel method to reconstruct damaged cardiac conduction system

    Medical and Healthcare'

    Dr. Asif Moin, MD, Diplomate ABNM, Cancer Imaging Specialist, St. Louis MO USA

    Dr. Mudassir Hussain FCPS - AO Clinic Nazimabad

    Dr Azam Ali - Famous eye surgeon and Head of Ophthalmology,Aga Khan Hospital

    Dr Asif Amir Syed — MD Physician, USA

    Dr Shahab Zaidi — Famous Physician of USA.

    Dr Husain Mehdi Kazmi, Eye Surgeon

    Dr Shahid Rasool, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC)

    Dr Asad Pathan, Cardiologist at Agha Khan University Hospital (AKUH)

    Dr Syed Shariq Hasan, Ass. Professor Community Health Sciences.

    Dr Suleman Bashir, Cardiologist

    Dr Nehal Masood, Medical Doctor at Agha Khan University Hospital (AKUH)

    Dr Shahjahan Katpar, Dental Surgeon

    Dr Aamir Nadeem Shaikh, Physician

    Dr Shakeel Ahmed, Physician

    Dr Imran Afridi, Cardiologist

    Dr Nadir Syed, Physician

    Dr Iqbal Hashmat, Physician

    Dr Saad Shafqat, Neuro Physician at Agha Khan University Hospital

    Dr Amir Ahsan — Agha Khan University Hospital

    Dr Nadir — Gastroentrologist in USA

    Dr Kamran Umer — Orthopedic Surgeon in England

    Dr. Abbas Ali Pulmonary and Intensive Care Specialist in USA

    Dr Shahid Shamim — Associate Professor of DOW Medical College

    Dr. Salman Ahmed — Physician Internist University of Pittsburgh Medical Center USA

    Dr. Syed Muhammad Azfar Rizvi. USA

    Dr. Saulat Fatimi - MD - Aga Khan University Hospital

    Dr. Syed Ehsanullah Child Psychiatrist Aga Khan University Hospital

    Bureaucracts and Intellectuals

    Dr.Junaid Ahmed Ansari — Economist and Intellectual

    Ammar Yasir Turabi — Intellectual and Debator

    Shabbir Mesami — Scholar & Speaker

    Dr Khurshid Hasnain — Professor and Writer

    Haris Nawaz Khan — International Defense Analyst in USA

    Ali Mumtaz

    Nusrat Jamshed

    Agha Jan Akhtar

    Azhar Hussain

    Khaqan Abbas


    Lt. Gen Shujaat — Pakistan's Ambassador to Morroco

    Admiral S. A. Baqar — Station Commander of Pakistan Navy

    Lt Col Liaqat Ali — Former Director General of Pakistan Rangers - Sindh Division

    Commodore S. Q. Raza — Pakistan Navy

    Foreign Policy

    Ahmed Raza Khan- Cultural Ambassador To USA

    Civil Engineering

    Salman Usman - 2nd Position holder NED University


    Syed Ali Naqvi - Director of Aedas Ali Naqvi

    Habib Girls School


    Habib Girls' School is the realisation of a dream by the late R.D.Habib who felt that education was the basic element for empowering theMuslim female population of the new nation. Forty years on the school has become one of the leading school for girls due to the tireless efforts of the first Trustees, notably Mr. Hamid D. Habib, Mr. Rashid D. Habib and Mr.Yusuf Qasim and the first Principal, Zubaida Dossal who continues to guide the school with her expertise and experience.

    Ms. Adiba Antara Jaigirdar was the very first teacher (later to become the second Principal in 1989)) was the first teacher to be appointed, followed by Mrs. Rajab Ali, Mrs. Abbas, Mrs. N. Husain (later Head Teacher of the Primary section) and others joined up in the first year itself. Regular classes began from August 19, 1964 with eighty students and eight teachers. Miss Batool, daughter of Mr. Kazim Husein was the first student to be registered in the school. The first batch of students appeared for the Board examination in 1970.

    Custom built Nursery block was added in 1965. The buildings of the school built with an emphasis on proper light and fresh air. The school management’s concern for environment can be gauged from the fact that the Nursery Block was shifted to accommodate an old tree. Indeed, the greenery inside the school is the envy of many other institutions and a pleasing experience for the school family and visitors. The school is fortunate to have a band of hard working gardeners to ensure it.


    Habib Girls’ School is spread over 3.24 acres (13,100 m2) of land. There are four blocks of buildings. In the planning of the buildings, as well as the Nursery Block, emphasis was laid on the availability of natural light and fresh air which are considered important for the learning ability of children. The placement of classes has been made age-group wise so that young pupils are not overwhelmed by older ones

    The school resources comprise classrooms, three libraries, two computer labs. Two science laboratories, one Auditorium, one Multi-purpose shed with stage