Message from Mr. Kunwar Idrees, retired Chief Secretary, Sindh
Chairman Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers' Asociation (PAMA)

   Kunwar Idrees, Karachi

      Mr.Kunwar Idrees

  My Dear Hamid,

I was at TI College for two years 1952-54 when it was at Lahore but received my BA degree in its first convocation at Rabwah. Later, in 1957, I also taught at the college for three or four months before joining the Civil Service of Pakistan in the September of that year. Both periods had a bearing on my character and career disproportionate to the time spent in the college. The presence of the Principal Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad was overwhelming and caring. He commanded affection and respect without asking for it. The future even then seem to beckon him to an exalted responsibility. I had the singular honour of being his only student in political science and then headed the students union and edited the English section of the college magazine. Among my teachers (who later were also my colleagues for a short while) I count Chaudhry Mohammad Ali, Sufi Basharat Rehman, Dr Naseer Ahmad Khan, Dr Sultan Mahmud Shahid, Dr Naseer Bashir, M.A. Khalid, Ch. Ataullah, Mirza Khurshid Ahmad and Maulana Abulata Jullundhri. Akhwand Abdul Qadir and Abbas bin Abdul Qadir (Shaheed) were among my teachers but when I returned to teach in 1957, the former had retired and latter had left to join the government education service. Each one of them was worth his weight in gold, some much more.

I learnt recently that Iftikhar Ayaz now of Britain is the same guy, two years junior to me, who was secretary of the college union when I was it’s president. At the 2005 UK Jalsa I also ran into Afzal Turki who lost the election to Iftikhar though he was in my camp.


You are right! I do come across my students despite a teaching stint of just four months unexpectedly and in all parts of the world. I saw Pervez Pervazi, an Urdu scholar and a gregarious character for the first time after 1957 at Toronto last summer. Almost 20 years ago on an extended tour of Europe I landed in London with an excruciating tooth-ache and that too on a Sunday. My host and cousin C.M.Khalid took me to the only dentist in that metropolis who would possibly agree to see me. He did and detected the source of pain which had earlier eluded some advanced dental hospitals of the continent. That apart, dentist Waliullah wouldn’t hear of a fee for he had been my student. One could not expect a better reward just for four months of teaching quarter of a century later.
Permit me to end this message on a poignant note. The college since nationalization has fallen into ruins both in academic and physical terms. Its alumni, especially those living in Europe and North America, owe it to the community and the country to mount a huge campaign to get it back and make it a kind of Abdus Salam’s “Trieste Centre” in Pakistan. With best wishes for your venture,
Kunwar Idris
10th December 2005
Tel Office: +92 21 5662493
Tel Residence: +92 21 5874155
Fax: + 92 21 5687247


Message from Mian Ehsanul Haq (PPP)
Member National Assembly of Pakistan from 1970 to 1977

Mian Ehsanul Haq then and Mian Ehsanul Haq now

   Mian Ehsan-ul-Haq (Ex-MNA-PPP), Faisalabad

      Mian Ehsanul Haq

  Dear Hamid,

I am glad to hear that T. I. College Old Students Association has been launched in Germany. Whereas I congratulate you on that, I wish it could be done all over the world, including Pakistan. I owe so much to T.I. College that I will be ungrateful if I forget it. It is not the buildings of bricks and cement that lend grandeur to an institution. It is the devotion of its leadership, love and affection of the teachers that create an atmosphere that helps in moulding the character of students.
My admission to T. I. College brought about a turning point in my life. After having wasted my years in Government College Lyallpur, I decided to join that great institution in 1956. The college was then headed by a charismatic personality. You remember I had a big wound on my arm and needed special care and attention. God bless the then Principal, Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, who treated me like his own son and provided every facility I needed and more. It was not that physical attention alone that impressed me, it was the entire family-like atmosphere that was so sincere, so Islamic, so innocent and so enjoyable. Rabwah in those days was a small sleepy town, devoid of facilities of a city life that I was used to in Lyallpur. No hotels, no cinemas, no music and yet it was not monotonous. It was both academic and athletic. It was religious and yet secular. I did not belong to the Ahmadiyya community, and am still not an Ahmadi, but I never felt that I was not amongst good Muslims. Rather I did feel that I was amongst better Muslims. I developed some Islamic values that later revolutionised my life became integral part of my character.


When I sat for the final LL.B Examination in the University Law College, Lahore, all students walked out of the examination hall as a protest on something and went on strike. I was the only one who did not take part in strike. Later an enquiry was ordered by the government and I was called as a witness. Justice Mushtaq of Lahore High Court, who presided over the enquiry commission, asked me why I did not join the strikers. I told him frankly that I had graduated from T.I. College Rabwah, and there I had learnt to respect law and not to revolt against authority and I believe this is a good lesson. He was impressed.

I have been active in politics for about forty years. I am one of the founder members of the Pakistan Peoples Party. As a member of the National Assembly from 1970 to 1977, I have roamed through the parlours of power for seven years. I have seen the hypocrisy not only of our political, but also of our religious leadership from too close. I wish they had all studied at T.I. College, Rabwah and leant the basic principles of honesty and integrity.

I wish I could mention all my teachers and classmates by name, but that will make this message too long. If I were to name one teacher and one student, I will name Mian Ata-ur-Rehman, our professor of Physics, and Chaudhry Bashir Ahmad of Sheikhupura (popularly known as Haji in those days), for their virtues which I cannot fully describe in words. Chaudhry Bashir Ahmad, like myself, later joined Pakistan Peoples Party and was elected a member of the provincial assembly (MPA). We remained good friends till he died in an accident.

I wish to tell all my friends that they are lucky to have been at T.I. College. Keep the great traditions of the great institution alive and I mean, honesty, integrity, morality, discipline, and above all tolerance and respect for dissenting views. All these things were summed up in the motto of the college, which was Ilm-o-Amal.

May Allah bless Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad and all the kind teachers who contributed to my consequent success in life. May God bless you all and me and my family. Amen.
Mian Ehsanul Haq (Ex MNA)


Message from Mr. Bashir Ahmad Rafiq, Ex-Imam London Mosque

   Bashir Ahmad Rafiq, London

      Bashir Ahmad Rafiq


My dear Hamid Ahmad Chaudhri Sahib


First of all, please accept my heartiest congratulations on the construction of a most informative Website about T.I. College.
I joined T.I. College in 1949 and graduated in 1953. The convocation of 1953 was presided over by Sir Muhammad Zafrullah Khan, the then Foreign Minister of Pakistan. These were the formative years of the College.
Fortunately the College had a dynamic personality as its Principal, Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad Sahib who transformed the College into a great educational institution.

The College soon started competing with old establishments like Islamia College and Government College and superseded them in many respects. In sports, the College established an excellent record. The College won trophies in Rowing, Kabbadi, Swimming and Basket ball. Several of its students got prizes in Debating contests all over the Punjab. The College magazine, Almanar, was started in 1950. It was printed on art paper and the quality of articles, both in Urdu and English section, was admired by Scholars and learned people all over Pakistan. Another magazine was issued by some students on their own. It was called “The Young Economist.” I had the honour of editing the Urdu section of both these magazines.  

We were lucky to have a galaxy of highly taught teachers who were devoted heart and soul to the College. Among them were, Chaudhri Muhammad Ali, Sufi Basharatur Rehman, F.R. Faizi, Dr. S.M. Shahid, Dr. Naseer Ahmad Khan, Sh. Mehboob Alam Khalid, Maulana Arjumand Khan, Akhwand Abdul Qadir, Prof.Habibullah Khan, Prof.Ata-ur-Rehman and Maulana Ghulam Ahmad Baddomallhi. On the College Office staff were Junaid Hashmi and Ch. Mahfoozur Rehman.
Various college societies played a great role in the development and enhancement of student’s educational and physical performance. Science and Economics Societies arranged educational tours and Hiking and Mountaineering societies scaled the Northern mountainous areas of Pakistan.
Urdu society invited many famous poets and writers of repute to its meetings and also arranged very successful Mushairas. There were also various Tutorial Groups supervised by Professors.
Most of its students played a great role in the service of Ahmadiyyat and Pakistan. Some of them became Amirs of Various Jamaats in Pakistan and abroad. Many became Nazirs and Vakils in the Central administration of the Jamaat. Some devoted their lives to the service of Islam and Ahmadiyyat and were sent abroad as missionaries. A few of them joined the Judiciary and others served in the Armed Forces of Pakistan.
This was all due to the dynamic leadership and devoted and selfless efforts of its Principal, Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad and his team of dedicated teachers. He was a great administrator, most humble and a true well wisher of his students. His doors were open to all and sundry and in him the students found someone who was always there to help them. He had a charming, cheerful, pleasant and magnetic personality which radiated love and affection. There was always a smile on his face. His relationship with his student was like a father and son.
I wish the Old Boys Association could produce a commemorative Souvenir inviting his students and colleagues to write about him, in it. This should also include a pictorial record of his College tenure.
In the end I would like to thank you and your team for the great work that you are doing for the Old Students Association and for setting up a most informative and useful Website. May Allah be with you.
B.A. Rafiq


Message from Prof. Chaudhry Hameedullah, Wakil-e-Ala, Tehrik-e-Jadid

   Prof. Chaudhry Hameedullah, Rabwah

      Prof. Ch. Hameedullah


Dear Old boys

Assalam-o-Alaikum wa rahmatullahe wa barakatohu

Hamid Ahmad Chaudhry has been very enthusiastic in setting up the Talim-ul-Islam College Old Boys Association in Germany. His sincere efforts have at last borne fruits and the association has been firmly established. It has brought to life many forgotten old associations.
I had the privilege and the pleasure of participating in the association meeting in 2005 in Germany. This re-union with many old boys of the college was encouraging as well refreshing.
We have studied in this college and some of us have also served as teachers. The memories of the old days are part of our souls. We still see with the light lit by the great institution. This light is everlasting.
It was really a great privilege to be students of Hadrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad Sahib (Rahematullah Taala), Akhwand Abdull Qadir Sahib, Mian Ata-ur-Rahman Sahib, Professor Basharat-ur-Rahman Sahib, Professor Chaudhry Mohammad Ali Sahib, Sheikh Mahboob Alam Khalid Sahib, Maulana Arjumand Khan Sahib and many other distinguished teachers.
Consciously or unconsciously we are spreading around us the experiences we had at our ulma mater. Its impact is gobal and it is reality that the world has been benefiting from this institution through its old boys directly or indirectly

Darul Sadar Janoobi, Rabwah
August 17, 2007 <


Message from Justice Mohammad Islam Bhatti
Retired Judge Lahore High Court

   Justice (Retd.) Mohammad Islam Bhatti, Columbia, MD (USA)

      M. Islam Bhatti


My Dear Hameed,


It was one of the luckiest days of my life when in August 1952 my maternal uncle Mr. Aziz Masood Bhatti, on the asking of my mother took me to the T. I. College Lahore (as it then was) for admission in the first year. After filling-in the admission form at the administrative office, I was immediately ushered in the auspicious audience of Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad (ra) Principal of the college. I found him to be an absolute epitome of love, kindness and fatherly affection. After going through my admission form and the academic record he asked me why I wanted to join the pre-medical group. Before I was out of my mumbling he, with his proverbial broad smile, remarked that he had asked all the brilliant students, seeking admission, to look forward for superior services and start preparing for competitive examinations right from the day one. That was the moment, which changed the entire scenario of my future. Saeed Ahmad Khan Rahmani and I opted for Inter-Arts (a strange combination of subjects). And lo and behold! I am sure the desire of the saintly person (who was going to be the next khalifatul Masih) was taken as a prayer by God Almighty there and then, and was also accepted. It was only the two of us (Saeed and I) who later joined the Civil Services.

It was at the T. I. College that my personality and the future career were carved and chiseled. I was a resident of the Fazl-e-Umer Hostel where Professors Ch. Mohammad Ali and Soofi Bisharatur Rahman were to take care of their wards, far better than their parents. They took real pains to provide guidance to the students not only with regard to their studies but also about their religious, health and emotional aspects, under the kind advice of the Principal. Hazrat Mian Sahib (ra) showered his blessings and kindness on all the students and I was one of them. I cannot help citing one or two instances of his love.

One day I was present in the lawn adjacent to his office when Hazrat Mian Sahib alighted from his “Wolseley” and on seeing me asked, if I was all right, because I was then keeping my right hand on my forehead. When I told him that I had headache I was directed to follow him to his office and soon as we entered, he sent for Mr. Junaid Hashmi Office Superintendent and instructed him to write a letter on his behalf to Qazi Bashir Ahmad, a renowned eye surgeon of the time. A few days thereafter I started wearing eyeglasses but the kindest Principal as he was, was satisfied only when he directed the tuck shop to provide me with daily milk, soybean, and almonds in such a large quantity that even my friend also enjoyed the bounty. Another instance of his profound kindness is that when I was Senior Civil Judge Sargodha and I happened to be with him; upon his asking me as to whether I had a house or plot anywhere and my submitting that I had none, he very kindly gave me a plot in Darul Aloom Gharbi, Rabwah where I recently got a house built under the kind supervision of his son Mirza Anas Ahmad. I am proud to say that I owe all that I achieved in my life to Hazrat Mian Sahib (ra) and his team of teachers such as Professors Akhund Abdul Qadir, Miam Attaurehman, Naseer Ahmad Khan, Maulana Arjumand Khan, Choudhry Hameedullah and many more including Chaudhry Sahib and Soofi Sahib as mentioned above. I had the singular honor of being elevated to the High Court Bench, being an Ahmadi who started his career as Sub Judge 4th class Charsada (NWFP) and that too after the bad an cruel constitution amendment of 1974 and infamous ordinance of 1984. It is amusing to note, that I was given the same oath as taken by the other judges. I would like to add that I was one of those fortunate students who migrated to Rabwah, along with the college in 1954 and had the good luck of enjoying the blessed and pious atmosphere of Rabwah. Hazrat musleh Maud (ra) was the Imam, and many Sahabas were also then alive and accessible. We use to request them for prayers. Hazrat Maulana Ghulam Rasool Rajaiki, was also one of those saints. According to Soofi Sahib, he was the telephone having direct link to God, of which I am the living witness. Alhamdo Lillah. I had the privillage of being a class fellow of Saeed Ahmad Rehmani, Munawar Chiwinda, Nawab Hamid Khan, Nawab Shahid Ahmad Pasha, Malik Munawar Ahmad (Naib Nazir Darul Ziafat), and Commander Shamim Ahmad Khalid, Maulana Jameelur Rahman Rafiq. I also remained the Chief Editor of both Urdu and English sections of the College magazine “Al-Minar” and a literary figure of International repute Dr. Nasir Ahmad Perwaiz Perwazi was my Sub-Editor. It was another story that he acted as my mentor in many matters. At the end I wish all success and Godspeed to Professor Choudhry Hameed Ahmad and his team of office bearers of the Association. May God bless us all.
Assalamo-Alaikum to Huzoor and other participants and also make a humble request for prayer. May God bless you all.
Yours sincerely,
Muhammad Islam Bhatti
8723 Endless Ocean Way, Columbia, MD 21045
Tel: 001-410-312-0786


Message from Dr. Abdul Karim, Retired Economic Advisor to State Bank of Pakistan, Seconded to Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan & IMF Advisor Bank of Sudan, Khartum, Sudan

(Dr Abdul Karim was one of the first to be admitted to Talim-ul-Islam College at Qadian in 1944 and one of the first graduates of the college. He did his M.A. in Economics as well from the Punjab University as a candidate of Talim-ul-Islam College, Lahore.)

   Dr. Abdul Karim, Rabwah

      Dr. Abdul Karim


Let me indicate, not for any pride but as a humble expression of gratitude, Tahdis-e-Naimat, some unique aspects of my long association with T.I. College. I ws a student of the very first batch when the college started in Qadian in 1944 and had all my education inthat institution right up to M.A. I was the first M.A. when the college was in Lahore. This needs to be explained. At the time of partition, when Non-Muslims left, there was shortage of teachers and it was decided that for post-graduate studies, students enrolled in colleges and their common instruction arranged at the University. So I was the only flag-bearer of T.I. College, not only in the Economics department, but also in the entire University. I was able to combine studies with sports at a fairly high level. I had my first lesson in Economics from the Principal, Hadhrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad Sahib, who later became the third Khalifatul Masih (akshsalam). He taught Economics on for two years as no other teacher of the subject was available. He gave that up when Faiz-ur-Rehman Faizi Sahib, the younger brother of famous Malik Abdur Rehman Khadim Sahib of Gujrat joined the college staff. Thereafter he taught Political Science.

My interest in Economics continues even after retirement. Though with some shift in focus. I occasionally write on current problems of Pakistan, not just for the sake of writing or to satisfy my ego, but only when I am really infuriated with the situation. With my rate exposure to both monetary and fiscal management, I highlight, without fear or favour, those aspects of the problems which may be lost sight of or deliberately held back so far. More than one hunred articles have been published, mostly in the DAWN. However, my main focus, rather pre-occupation, is Islamic Economics, with particular emphasis on interest-free economic system. I have already published a 545-page book titled “Islam, Philosophy of Life and Economic Principles” and am currently working on follow up entitld “Interest-free Economy” which is likely to be of the same size.

This is an attempt to dispel the common notion that interest cannot be abolished and provide a workable alternative. (God willing- wa ma taufiqi illah Biallahil Azim) To my mind, those who entertain the idea that interest cannot be abolished doubt the two basic attributes of Allah, that is his being Khabir (all aware) and Qadir-e-Mutiq (Almighty) He certainly knew when He revealed the Holy Quran how the Economic system will develop in future and has all the power to enforce His edict to abplish interest. Interest, therefore, has to go The Quranic warning “ O ye who believe! Fear Allah and relinquish what remains of interest, if you are believers. But if you do it not, then beware of war from Allah and His Messenger” (2:279-280) is being implemented through the current global economic crisis, which is primarily due to interest-based economic system. I had summed up the prevailing situation in my article “Failure of Debt-Driven Model”, published in the DAWN of April 18, 2011 ( My analysis of the current great recession already runs into 200 pages. The situation is quite fluid, particularly in the European Union, where a clear effective approach is awaited. As soon as it crystalizes , I plan to put out a booklet entitled “The Great Recession- 2008-9, Experience and Lessons.” Without waiting for the completion of the book, with the material available that should also be soon (God Willing) Hazrat Khalifatul Masih V, (ayedehullah taala) desired a committee, consisting of Ulema and experts, be set up in Darul Qaza to consider the problem of mortgage and other interest dealings. Hazoor nominated me as a member. I wrote a paper of 75 pages “Hurmate Sud” – prohibition of interest in April 2010. The shadows are lengthening. Statistically speaking, at 83, I am on bonus when the average span of life for males in Pakistan is 65. I wish to leave behind something worthwhile. For this, I badly need and humbly request help through prayers. Finally, a word of advice for Ahmadis living in the West. Do not be overwhelmed by your environment. Take cognizance of the menace of consumer credit and do your best to avoid it. This is not only following Islamic teachings of living within ones means, but also necessary for their real welfare. Islam does not allow raising ones standard of living by borrowing, even if the loan is interest free. One of the basic demands of Tehrik-e-Jadid is simple living. I am sure if they keep their eyes open, they can easily see havoc around them due to consumer credit in the recession. If not, let me give some cold statistics about the bitter experience, particularly in the United States, and the lesson already learnt before the recession, mot of the commeon people there were heavily indebted and little personal saving. The recession has made them cautious and they have started saving. As a result, household saving in the US has increased from $ 242 billion in 2007 to $ 608 billion in 2011. At the same time, they have reduced their consumer credit. Outstanding revolving consumer credit declined from $ 846 billion to $ 383 billion, or less than half….

Residential Address
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CV of Dr. Abdul Karim:

Date of Birth 1-1-1929
Matric-T.I.High School, Qadian (1944)
F.A.-T.I.College, Qadian (1946)
B.A.-T.I.College, Lahore (1948)
M.A. (Econ)-T.I.College, Lahore (1951)
Ph.D. (Econ)-George Washington University, Washington D.C.(1966)
Captain T.I.College football (1944-46) and hockey (1946-51) teams. In hockey also represented University (1950) and Province (1952)
Joined State Bank of Pakistan-5-51952
Retired-31.12.1988 as Economic Advisor in Grade 21

Seconded to Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan twice-1954-58,1969-78
Foreign Assignment
IMF Advisor, Bank of Sudan, Khartum, August 1986-October 1987
Asian Development Consultant, Bhutan, March-September 1989
Teaching Experience: Visiting Professor, State Economic University, Tashkand, Uzbikstan, March-September, 1994(Wakfe Arazy)

Assistant Editor, T.I.College Lahore magazine “Young Economist” 1950
Islam: the Basics, a collection of articles published in the Friday feature of Dawn, 2004
Islam: Philosophy of life and Economic Principles, 2004
Interest Free Economy (forthcoming, God willing)
Occasional articles on Economic problems of Pakistan in weekly feature, Economic and Business Review on Mondays in Dawn (


Letter from Prof. Rafiq Ahmad Sahi, Canada

Prof. Rafiq Ahmad Sahi joined Talim-ul-Islam College at Qadian in 1946 and one of the earliest graduates of the college. He did his M.Sc. in Chemistry from the Punjab University.

   Prof Rafiq Ahmad Sahi, Canada

      Prof. Rafiq Sahi


Dear & Resspected Chaudhry Sahib Assalamo alaikum wa rehmat Ullah My name is Rafiq Ahmad Sahi and am an old student of T.I. College. I got addmission in this college in 1946 when it was in Qadian. After the partion of the then India the college shifted to Lahore. It temporarily was housed in the building situated infront of the Lahore district police head quarter. In response to your appeal to T.I. College old boys, I attach a pohto graph. Details given here under. The photograph attached was taken on the occasion of !st convoation of the college in 1950. This convocation was addressed by Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra). After the convocation the then principal of the college Hazrat Hafiz Sahib zada Mirza Nasir Ahmad (rahim ullah) who was later elevated by Allah to be Khalifatul Mash III, was kind enough to have his photograph with the graduating students. I being one of the graduating student had the priviledge of standing on the right of the principal. I am presenly living in Canada but I often visit Germany where my yougest son Hammurabi Rafiq Qaqdir Sahi lives. He lives ib Babehausen a township near Damstd and Aschaffenburg. I hope to see you during my next visit to Germany if I know your address. Cosidering the age of the picture I hope you will like it.

I am really thankful for your mail. This has opened a vista of communication. I have today sent you a photograph. Please inform me if have receive4d the email, There are a few faces that I recognize in the pictures that you have sent but most of the faces seem to be unfamiliar. About myself it is sufficient to tell that I belong to district Lyallpore (now faisal abad)I had my education upto matric level in MB High school Gojra. After matriculation my father wanted me to study in TI College Qadian. After partion in 1947 I studied for a year in GC Lyallpore.

After doing my F.Sc I learnt that TI College has also shifted to Pakistan. So I got admission in B. Sc in TI College Lahore. In 1950. I graduated from this college and for my M.Sc I got admission in GC Lahore. I Did my M.Sc from this college. I started my carrier as Lecturer in Zamindar College Gujrat. In !9 54 I was appointed in G C ( then Emerson College) Multan. Moving from different colleges and countries I finaly retired from GC Sahiwal in 1991. Worked for 4 years as Prof. in Hajveri college in lahore till 2001 from there I migrated to Canada and still living in Cambridge a town about 100 Km from Toronto. I expect a similar introduction fom your respected sir. Wassalam Rafiq Sahi


Chaudhry Ataur Rehman, Engineer Retired (USA)
Professional Career


      Ch. Ataur Rehman


Graduation from T.I. College, Lahore 1953
College of Engineering & Technology, Lahore B.Sc. Civil Engineering
University of Arizona, Tuscon, USA M.S (Hydrology)
Harvard University, USA - Post Graduate Research
Professional Career:
General Manager (West)
• Chief Engineer Water Resources Planning
• Director General International Water-logging and Salinity Research Institute (IWASRI)
• Team Leader for the preparation of Feasibility Study for Command Water Management Pilot Project.
• Project Director Planning
1993-1995 Project Manager (Team Leader), NESPAK-MMI
To improve the performance of Drainage Sector, a Feasibility study for “National Drainage Program Phase-1” was carried out for the World Bank. It included institutional and policy reforms, identification of desired research in drainage, improved operation and maintenance, beneficiary participation, and rehabilitation and improvement of existing drainage facilities.
1991-93 Project Manager (Team Leader), NESPAK
`Pakistan Drainage Sector Environmental Assessment’, a World Bank study was the first of its kind in the country and required macro assessment at the system level leading to the preparation of conceptual framework for future planning in drainage sector in an environmentally sound manner. As Team Leader, carried out detailed impact analysis of drainage technologies, co-coordinated activities among various specialties, edited and compiled the report and conducted training seminars. 1989-1991 General Manager (Water) West, WAPDA
General supervision, implementation and management of water sector projects in Province of Balochistan, including remodeling Pat Feeder Canal Project financed by Asian Development Bank.
1987-1989 Chief Engineer (WRP), WAPDA

Perspective planning of country’s water resources. Preparation of five year plans/rolling plan
1985-1987 Director General IWASRI
As the first Director General of the International Water logging and Salinity Research Institute IWASRI developed infrastructure facilities; prepared and guided research program in fields of Drainage Engineering, Water Management and Soil Reclamation etc.
1984-1985 Chief Engineer (Floods), Federal Flood Commission Scrutiny of flood protection schemes submitted by the Provincial Irrigation Departments and monitoring their implementation.
1982-1984 Project Director (Team Leader), WAPDA
WAPDA signed an agreement with the World Bank to act as Consultant for feasibility study of `Command Water Management Pilot Project' for Pakistan and I was appointed as its Team Leader. The assignment included planning of comprehensive irrigation and water management pilot projects inclusive of institutional arrangements to optimize agriculture production.
1970-1982 Project Director Planning, WAPDA
As head of a planning organization, which included disciplines of Engineering, Hydrology, Soils, Agronomy, Water Quality, Hydro-geology and Economics, guided and prepared Feasibility and Project Planning Reports for Reclamation and Drainage Projects for agricultural development and control of water logging and salinity. These in addition to many details included, evaluation and interpretation of hydrologic and water quality data for conjunctive use of surface and ground water resources, evaluation of the present irrigation system and its future requirements and how and where to utilize the additional supplies, etc.
1963-1970 Senior Hydrologist, WAPDA 1957-1963 Junior Hydrologist, WAPDA
Post-project monitoring and evaluation of Reclamation, Drainage and Groundwater Development Projects against their planned objectives; identification of causes of the shortfalls and the desired remedial measures to improve their performance; applied research related to the problems faced by the Project operating agencies; Hydrological Investigation including water-table observation, weather stations, performance and analysis of aquifer tests and operation and maintenance of water stage recorders, etc.
Services of Jamaat:
Construction of Jamia Ahmadiyya Rabwah (New building)
Malfoozat Audio
Indexation of works of thePromised Messiah
Web availibility of Alfazal
PDFs of works of thePromised Messiah




T. I. College, my Alma Mater
by Syed Ilyas Bashir Ahmad


      Syed Ilyas Bashir Ahmad


My Alma Mater - yes, what else should I call my T. I. College, other than a BOUNTEOUS MOTHER!? It is the first time that I happen to write something about so dear, so important and so integral a part of my existence. And, again it was not on account of a motive on my part, but to a phone call from Prof. Hameed Ahmad Choudhry. Choudhry Saheb, as I call him is someone whom I have known from the times when I, a dreamy eyed boy of FOURTEEN, entered Fazl – e – Umar Hostel as a resident student of T. I. College, way back in the year 1955. I cannot boast of any affinity between the two of us during that stay at the hostel. They were different times and the SENIORS especially the likes of CHOUDHRY SAHEB were considered as icons, only to be looked in awe, admiration and respect.
And, we the trifling JUNIORS obliged, ‘religiously‘!!
I do not recall even a small chat between me and CHOUDHRY SAHEB except the customary exchange of salutations whenever we crossed each other’s path. Strange though it may seem, the same CHOUDHRY SAHEB, has proven to be a pillar of strength for me in this latter phase of my dingy and dreary existence in EUROPE. His console’ and counsel always resuscitate and give me a new lease of life. He is, without doubt, a blessing that came my way thru none else but my T. I. College. May Allah keep him and his dear ones under His care and protection always!!
While writing these lines a host of memories crowd my mind and the feelings of nostalgia make me loose my focus. I am carried back to the day when my father took me to RABWAH to lodge me at Fazl - e - Umar Hostel. It was some day of September but the heat was still scorching to the young boy who had just descended from the cool comforts of his home in GILGIT. The monotony all around made me visualize the oft related story of Hazrat Ibrahim ( as ) and his son Hazrat Ismail ( as ) so explicitly. I had heard this story repeatedly from my early childhood from my grandmother, my mother and also my father, yet it had never made such a vivid impression as it did that day; when my father left me at the hostel.

Scribing these words bring back the memory of my first dinner (not the last!? ) in our “mess”. It was sometimes after Asr prayers when a loud shrieking bell followed by a thunderous stampede made me startle and hurriedly follow my three room mates who had jumped out of the room already; in a frenzy. Out of the room and into the corridor, I realized that the stampede was not on account of any impending danger; it was just in an effort to succeed in entering the DINING HALL which could house only a small percentage of the hungry masses.Those who did not succeed in getting in, kept hovering around the entrance in the hope of dashing in at the first available opportunity.
Me and my room mates were among the last of the cavaliers to gloat upon our victory. At first glance I noticed that the room presented a scene out of the battle of PANIPUT.I used the word PANI……PUT only because the “ SO CALLED “ table cloth was soaked in yellowish red watery remnants ( PANI ) of some sort; and littered ( PUT ) with remains of unedibles. I had hardly regained my composure when someone put a plate full of a watery concoction in front of me and almost threw a ROTI beside. My neighbour’s concentration on his plate made me also to refocus. It required a deep probe to find out what lay beneath. To my horror, I only found a few “fully matured“BHINDIS and a crooked MEATLESS bone swimming lifelessly in that pool of water. God’ how I had hated BHINDIS till that stage in my life (even the delicious home cooked ones). Suddenly words of my father started resounding in my ears. I remembered that whenever I told my mother of my plans to go to GOVERNMENT COLLEGE, LAHORE, etc., etc., my father would pronounce authoritatively that it was only T.I.College where headstrong young men could be reformed. No doubt, the reformation process had started already!!
Some orthodox souls may find the preceding narration less palatable; but my portrayal would appear lopsided if I did not give the readers a peep into the uninhibited mind of a young boy whose image of a College Campus did not match this ground reality at all.
Now, that I look in retrospect, my feelings are different altogether. I feel a deep yearning for the days that have long gone past and buried under the debris of time; leaving behind sweet pangs of nostalgia only. I cannot move back the clock, but I still retain the treasures that those passing moments gave me and all those cherished moments date back to my sojourn in My Alma Mater, My T.I.College.
I remember those innocent friendships that I made there. I remember Mohammad Bux, my room mate, a non Ahmadi student from a nearby village and one of the most innocent souls on this earth. How can I forget my other room mates Munir, Salim and Lateef Ahmed zafar ( son of late hazrat Mohammad Ahmed Mazhar Saheb ).
My Alma Mater gave me the valued patronage of Prof.Choudhry Mohammad Ali Saheb, and I can still feel the warmth of the PAN DRENCHED smile of Junaid Hashmi Saheb, that filtererd exuberantly through his horn rimmed glasses. I still remember how he would guide me on the right time ( depending upon the right mood of Mian Saheb ) of submitting an application to ( the then ) Mian Nasir Ahmed , our principal, to remit a fine imposed on me for some innocent breach of discipline The list of my benefactors is so long that I have to restrict the description for fear of short “ MEMORY “ of this website.
I would be ungrateful if I did not mention of the care and indulgence that I received from SHADI, BASHIR, HASSAN DIN and CEYLONI in addition to affectionate reprimands from Maulana Arjumand Khan Saheb. May allah be pleased with them all.
Going down the memory lane I still remember the occasion when at an ANNUAL DINNER of Fazl-e-Umar Hostel, Hazrat Mian Bashir Ahmed ( ra ) was our Chief Guest and I as the Chief Prefect, was assigned to deliver the WELCOME address. It was only the kind guidance of Choudhry Mohammad Ali Saheb that made me over come the butter flies in my stomach and handle the occasion .
The moments are still fresh in my memory when Choudhry Saheb introduced me to Hazrat Mian Saheb ( ra ) and another “ young and handsome person “ who accompanied Hazrat Mian Saheb. This “young and handsome person “ with a magnetic personality was none other than our dear HAZRAT MIRZA TAHIR AHMED AHMED ( rt ). It was another blessing accorded to me by my ALMA MATER and an association that lasted all through.
I cannot count my blessings which came my way thru my T.I.College. It was this brief period that afforded me several MULAQATs with Hazrat Musleh-e-Moud and , with all living SAHABA of Hazrat Masih-e-Moud( as ).It was my T.I.College that gave me the blessings of closeness and personal close contact with TWO KHULAFA of AHMADIYYAT i.e., HAZRAT MIRZA NASIR AHMED ( rt )(He was not only my Principal but also my teacher of POLITICAL SCIENCE ) and Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmed ( rt )
I can sum up my T.I.College experience by saying that my mother ( May Allah be pleased with her ) brought me to this world but my ALMA MATER nurtured me to live up to the realities of this world and the world hereafter.
I would end this note by quoting TWO stanzas from a poem by Thomas Moore which truly depict my frame of mind, while writing these lines:

When, round the bowl, of vanished years
We talk with joyous seeming –
With smiles that might as well be tears,
So faint, so sad their beaming;
While memory brings us back again
Each early tie that twined us,
O, sweet’s the cup that circles then
To those we’ve left behind us!

And when in other climes we meet
Some isle or vale enchanting,
Where all looks flowery, wild, and sweet,
And nought but love is wanting;
We think how great had been our bliss
If Heaven had but assign’d us
To live and die in scenes like this,
With some we’ve left behind us!




Leter from Tahir Arif (Pakistan)

   Tahir Arif

      Tahir Arif

Dear Chaudhry Sahib,
Assalam o alaikum wa rematullah
Thank-you for inviting me to contribute to the Souvenir. Having worked with you as the student Editor of Al-Minar English section in 1967-68, I have no doubt that it will be a worthy presentation.
I migrated to T I College Rabwah in first year in 1967 from Government College Sargodha. Similarly, my younger brother Dr. Tayyib Arif also migrated to T I college five years later. I can declare with the fullest emphasis at my command that T I College Rabwah played a vital role in moulding our educational career- nay, our lives in such a way that we were able to achieve successes and win accolades in our later life. We both won College Colour and Tayyib also won role of honour for standing first in the college in Fsc (pre-medical). We both were cabinet members of the students union also.
The greatest impact that my stay in T I College had on me was that it strengthened my personality and self-belief. I owe a lot to my teachers, my fellow students, my friends and to the every environment of T I College Rabwah. I would be failing if I did not mention Baba Shaadi, Shamoon, Laeeq Sahib (dispenser)and our hostel staff who were caring and ever ready to make our lives as comfortable as possible. Now that I have embarked upon this journey down the memory lane, I remember a lot of my old friends and the fun we had together. I cannot join Longfellow in saying:
"Let the dead past bury its dead".
Rather, for each one of those who have left us I say, in the words of Shelley :
"He lives, he wakes 'tis death is dead; not he, mourn not for Adonais".
In fact, I sing along with Keats:
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness"

T I College, from its inception and inauguration to the climax and height of its achievement, is a joy forever!
Allah Hafiz,
Tahir Arif.

In an earlier mail he sent from Canada some years back he wrote: Thank you for your email.I was just so busy that could not reply earlier.
I hope you will forgive.
Infact I am doing a course at the National Defence college and I was
selected to make a presentation to the President.
I shall inshaallah write to you soon .
My sincere regards to you and all friends .
Allah Hafiz
Tahir Arif




Letter of Malik Abdul Mannan, USA

   Malik Abdul Mannan / USA

      Malik Abdul Mannan


Respected Professor Hameed Sahib,

With reference to our recent telephone talk, I am sending you my photograph.

I am an old student at T.I. College, Rabwah, Pakistan from 1958 to 1962. I am 72 years old. I have lived and worked in the USA for the last 45 years. I came to the USA in 1968 and have since then lived in the state of New Jersey.

Congratulations and best wishes for being the President of old Students of T.I. College Association.

Presently I am working as a "World Peace Ambassador" with the Rotary International Club, which is a N.G.O and auxillary of U.N.O. This is the second highest position which has been offered to an Ahmadi after Late Sir Zafarullah Khan Sahib who was President of Security Council of the U.N.O. Please print the attached or a summary of the attached titled "An international award presented to an old student of T.I. College" in the next Almanar Magazine.

Prayers requested.






Letter of Dr. Saeed A. Bashir, USA

   Dr. Saeed A. Bashir / USA

      Saeed A. Bashir


Dear Hamid Sahib

I was at the T.I College from 1964 to 1966. I was a student from Chiniot and attended your English classes as part of pre-med F.SC. I am writing to you to express my deepest gratitude and love for the College. I belong to the 45% of the "non Ahmadi" students that this great institution kindly nurtured. I was given a special attention by Mirza Nasir Ahmad Sahib, as he was always kind enough to call me by my name and talk to me whie traveling between his office and home, while we waited in the "Zoology" corridor for classes to begin. The Ahmadi students were always amazed at this as they asked me as to how did I know Mian Sahib and why is he so kind to me ?? I told them that Mian Sahib has adopted me, ever since he interviewed me for admission and I feel him close to my heart.I am also thankful to have teachers like Parwazi sahib and Dr. Sharif Khan sahib amongst others. I have seen very few teachers as dedicated as them . Our college was like a mother to every one, regardless of ones religious belief. I live and practice Vet. Med in the USA and travel to Chiniot every year . I fondly drive by the college every year, but am heart broken at the sad demise of one of the most wonderful educational institutions of the subcontinent. It feels like my mother is dying and it calls me to help.I hope Govt. of Pakistan will soon do the right thing and return this great institution to its sincere and dedicated previous operators.

Thanks for the web page. God bless all of the Alumni, teachers and all others involved.
Saeed A. Bashir,DVM



Letter of our Habib Ullah Tariq

   Habib Ullah Tariq / Germany

      Habib Ullah Tariq


My Dear Prof. Chaudhry Hamid Ahmad Sahib,


May Allah grant you a long life of health and peace of mind. It was a long standing desire that a platform should be provided, where the old students and teachers could somehow reunite together. This was not an easy task. Years passed by, but this desire remained unfulfilled. Thanks to your efforts, that dream has been realised. May Allah bless your efforts and enable you to carry this difficult task further forward. I hope all of us shall give you full support in this noble work.

Formation of the T.I. College Old Students Association is a historic event, like the founding of the college itself in 1944. I have seen the website and found it extremely interesting and inspiring. The college has produced several heroes in all walks of life, and the website provides a glimpse of the fact. I assure you my full support and hope many others like me will love to provide you the assistance you need. May Allah bless you for that. After having matriculated from T. I. High School, I joined T. I. College in 1970 and participated in most of the extra-curricular activities of the college. I was an active member of the Students Union and held several offices in the Union and Bazam-e-Urdu. I represented the college in many All Pakistan Inter-collegiate Debates and wron trophies for the college. I was also President of the College Economics society from 1974-75. I was a member of the college Rowing team that won the Punjab University Championship in 1974. In 1976 I migrated to Germany, where I am comfortably settled and am running my own business. Alhamdo Lillah.

Habib Ullah Tariq
Segeberger Str. 42, 23845 Itzstedt, Germany
Tel: 04535-8515


Message from Mirza Mahmood Ahmad, Frankfurt/Germany

   Mirza Mahmood Ahmad / Frankfurt

      Mirza Mahmood Ahmad


It gives me a great pleasure to express my feelings about my Alma Mater and its respected teachers for whom I can not find words to extend my thanks. Who took me from crayon to perfume and taught me right from wrong. I sometimes hum the hindi song” Ko’ee lauta day mairay Beetay ho’wee din”. It took us years to cross the wall which separated Talim ul Islam High School and College. Though, we could get few glimpses from the Boarding House windows opened towards the College and always wished to be in the premises one day wearing a black “gown”. At last the day came when we were filling in the admission forms to join the first year of the college. It appeared as if all the 10th grades from from all over Pakistan had moved over to this new premises with some exceptions to obtain the best education and discipline. There was no “ First Year Fooling” like in most of the other colleges, but a warm welcome from seniors. Although the building itself wasn’t all that grandiose and spectacular but inside, we had the best teachers who in spite of all financial constrains did their utmost to maintain a standard which was a peculiarity of the college and a matter of pride for parents and students. This esteemed institution produced intellectuals who attained key posts and ranks in civil and judicial services of the country as well as in Armed forces of Pakistan.
Even in games like Basketball and Rowing College kept a name for years not only at college level but at University level also.
4 years went like a wind, and we were out of the premises again with tears in our eyes, For which we dreamed for years. But the slogan “ Ilm-o-Aml” remained with us and will be our integral part till our last breath. I owe a lot to this institution. I salute all the members of Talim-ul-Islam College. HATS OFF FOR Talim-ul-Islam College.
I wish all the best for the hardworking team behind this website.

Mahmood A. MIRZA ( Frankfurt, Germany)



Message from Nawabzada Hamid Ahmad Khan

   Hamid Ahmad Khan, Leesburg, VA

      Hamid Ahmad Khan


Dear Chaudhry Sahib
Assalam o alaikum
My name is Hamid Ahmad Khan and I am an ex-student of Taleem ul Islam College, Lahore and later Rabwah. I am older brother of Mahmood Ahmad Khan whom you have mentioned as pilot. Mahmood as popularly known as Captain M. A. Khan who retired as Chief Pilot after a distinguished service in PIA covering over four decades. He now lives in Karachi and is a successful agriculturist in Sind as well as Punjab. His e-mail address is .
I joined T. I. College Lahore in 1952 as pre-medical student for two years but could not continue in the field due to lack of interest. I rejoined the college at Rabwah in 1954 as a student of economics and graduated in 1958. For 6 years I helped my father on his land in Sargodha. Then in 1964 I joined National Bank of Pakistan where I was Manager of its Gulberg Branch Lahore until 1965. Then I was selected for foreign Exchange training by the United California Bank, Los Angeles for one year. Upon completion of the training I served the Foreign Department for a brief period at the Head Office in Karachi. I was transferred to Hong Kong in 1971 and then to New York, Chicago and Bahamas where I was Manager of Nassau Bahamas Branch. I resigned from NBP in 1979 to join The Fuji Bank of Japan as its Operations Manager at its Chicago Branch. After three years of serving the Japanese Bank I was hired by BCCI at its American Operation to head its International Trade Finance Area at Miami to supervise its operation in Miami, Caribbean and Latin America. I was an unfortunate victim of its demise in 1990 when this great bank was forced to close down globally. Since then I have been more or less retired and pursue my passion for travel and photography.

I joined T. I. College Lahore in 1952 as pre-medical student for two years but could not continue in the field due to lack of interest. I rejoined the college at Rabwah in 1954 as a student of economics and graduated in 1958. For 6 years I helped my father on his land in Sargodha. Then in 1964 I joined National Bank of Pakistan where I was Manager of its Gulberg Branch Lahore until 1965. Then I was selected for foreign Exchange training by the United California Bank, Los Angeles for one year. Upon completion of the training I served the Foreign Department for a brief period at the Head Office in Karachi. I was transferred to Hong Kong in 1971 and then to New York, Chicago and Bahamas where I was Manager of Nassau Bahamas Branch. I resigned from NBP in 1979 to join The Fuji Bank of Japan as its Operations Manager at its Chicago Branch. After three years of serving the Japanese Bank I was hired by BCCI at its American Operation to head its International Trade Finance Area at Miami to supervise its operation in Miami, Caribbean and Latin America. I was an unfortunate victim of its demise in 1990 when this great bank was forced to close down globally.
Since then I have been more or less retired and pursue my passion for travel and photography.
The addresses of Sahibzadgan which you have sought is very simple. Just write the name of the Sahibzada Sahib then Mohallah Darul Sadar then Chenabnagar (Rabwah), Pakistan. For instance the address of Sahibzada Mirza Hanif Ahmad Sahib would be:
Sahibzada Mirza Hanif Ahmad
Mohallah Darul Sadar
Chenabnagar (Rabwah)
Other Sahibzadgan should be addressed similarly and the correspondence will reach them positively.
I have fondest memories of the college. Its loss has saddened me and hurt the new generation profoundly. The college provided a fantastic crop of great leaders for the Jama'at. I look around and see its old students serving in the true tradition of Ahmadiyyat all over the world. I was reading an article on the Internet written by an enemy of Jama'at who rejoiced that by loosing the college Ahmadiyyat has lost the institution which produced its core leadership. He said that we were happy when this great instrument of power was taken away from Ahmadiyyat through Nationalization. But we were always fearful that this dynamic Jama'at will soon reconstruct their vital organization. However to our joy and surprise the leadership after its second Khalifa lacked the farsightedness and never rebuilt its college. The author, mistakenly concluded that now it was just a matter of time when all the old students of Rabwah College would be dead and then the Jama'at will have no true leadership on the patron of its original culture which was the back bone of its success.
No people have ever commanded respect and power without knowledge, culture and higher education. The example of 'Jews is most vivid. We are still a young community. We can loose our identity in the sea of hostile cultures if we do not rebuild T. I. Colleges or similar institutions. We can build a better college with far bigger role to play in the future to shape and ensure continued growth of the original Jama'at of Hazrat e Aqdas (as).
Congratulations on your great effort. I was moved by the messages of Kanwar Idrees who was my senior and then my professor of economics and also that of Imam Bashir Rafiq whom I remember so well and also of Chaudhry Mohammad Ali my favorite teacher and mentor. May Allah bless them with long productive life and when the time come may God accept us all in His Forgiveness and Mercy and keep us in His loving care. May Allah bless the soul of Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad Khalifatul Masih III and others who have parted us in time.
Hamid Ahmad Khan
P. O. Box 1108
Leesburg, VA 20176
(615) 403-4467

Nawab Hamid Ahmad Khan with Sahibzada Mirza Hanif Ahmad (Photo provided by Nawab Hamid Ahmad Khan)


Message from Captain M.A. Khan
Son of Nawab Mohammad Ahmad Khan

   Capt. Mahmood Ahmad Khan, Karachi

      Capt. M. A. Khan


Unfortunately I could not continue at T. I. College for the completion my Fsc as I had to shift to Lahore for my Flying training with Lahore flying School (Club).
I appeared privately for my Fsc.
I qualified as commercial pilot and obtained the Commercial Pilot’s license in 1967 from Lahore flying club Flying School and was taken in PIA same year.
In PIA in the nitial trainig phase I qualified and obtained ATP license (Airline transport pilot rating)
Although I was never a bright student at college but my performance on the professional side has always been outstanding. During my 35 years of service in Pakistan International Airlines as a pilot I have always been utilized as an instructor pilot.
When CAA Pakistan (Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan) established flight inspectorate I was the first one to be appointed as their Flight Inspector on Air buss A300 aircraft, I was latter appointed as CAA flight inspector on Boeing 747 aircraft upon my promotion on that equipment. I have been in the management as Chief Pilot Planning Scheduling & Coordination for almost seven and a half years, the longest period any pilot in PIA has ever been on a management post. I retired as a Boeing 747 captain on Dec.16 2002.
If required I may send some of my pictures taken on and after my last flight in PIA. With this mail two pictures are being attached herewith.

1. My picture 2. The picture with Boeing 747 has a caption “this is the aircraft I fly” this Post Card was made when I was still in service.
Best regards,
Captain M.A.Khan (Rtd)
Mahmood Ahmed Khan S/O Nawab Muhammad Ahmed Khan
Karachi Pakistan

Note: I am very grateful to our friend Hamid Ahmad Khan, who has motivated his younger brother to send his photo and the above note. Mahmood has sent the photograph below to put on record his unforgettable association with PIA. I am sorry for the poor quality of the photo, which is due to my lack of expertise in the field.- Hamid Ahmad Chaudhry


Message from Dr. Muzaffar Ahmad Khan, Karachi

   Dr. M. A. Khan, Karachi

      Dr. Muzaffar Ahmad Khan


Ustazi -ul- Mukurrum Chaudhary Sahib
It is very kind of you to advise me to cotribute to the TIC website. As an alumni of TIC, I feel indebted to you and your colleagues for providing us this wonderful forum to cherish our sweet memories associated with the charismatic environment of TIC campus.
For me,TIC website has revived memories that had gotten blurred in wake of last 35 years. I have again come to know the whereabouts of many old friends and teachers and how they have progressed in their lives. I was indeed glad to know about Dr Muhammed Sharif Khan who taught me the basics of the life sciences.
I consider my self as a humble product of TIC and still live with this strong conviction, that the kind of education and mentors that we had at TIC is hardly to be surpassed by any comparable institute. It is because of their dedication that many of us are what we are today, and my deepest gratitude goes out to them.
In 1971 I graduated from TIC and then obtained Master's degree in Botany from Punjab University in 1973 . Later I served for a period of three years in Nusrat Jehan Scheme in Sierra Leone. I returned home in 1981 after accomplishing doctrate from the Queen's University Belfast. I was advised by Hazarat Khalifa tul Messih lll to look for a professional career in Pakistan and so far God has been very kind and helped me adhere to the advice of Hazur.
I have served Pakistan Agriculture Research Council in various capacities for almost 12 years (1982-1993). Since 1993 I have been associated with Engro Chemical Pakistan Ltd., which is a leading company in Pakistan's corporate set up.
I am accessible on e-mail and telephone, details of which are given below.
Chuadhary sahib we pray Allah may bless you with good and innovative ideas to make TIC Alumni Association a very puposeful forum.

With best regards,
Muzaffer A. Khan Tel: Office +92 21 5611060 -9 Direct line 5610293 .
Residence 585 72 98 & 5857702 Mobile +92 300 8275041


Message from Dr. Suhail Khan, Holland

   Dr. Suhail Khan, Holland

      Dr. Sohail Khan


My dear Hameed sahib,
In Rabwah, I have spent the most important time of my life. My whole childhood is and remains in Rabwah. In my point of view, T.I.College Rabwah made my personality and the future. From 1980 - 1985, I spent almost 5 years in T.I. College Rabwah. After B.Sc. from T.I. College, I came to Holland and completed my masters and doctrate. After that I went to South Africa, Taiwan and USA for specialisations.
Today, I have my own private practice as a medical nutritionist/clinical dietitian, in three Dutch major cities, The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. I have written and published, until now, 3 books: one in Urdu (Sehet hi Zindgi he); one in Dutch (Voeding & Gezondheid bij Hindostanen) and one in English (Nutrition and Health for South Asians). In F.Sc and in B.Sc., I was taught by couple of wonderful teachers, like Prof. Sharif Khan (Biology, Zoology), Prof Atif (Physics). Prof. Ansari (Chemistery), Prof Jalil (English), Prof. Abid (Urdu), ....Those days were marvelous.
I thank you all for this remarkable initiative. God bless Rabwah, Pakistan.

With profound regards,
Dr. Suhail Khan
Nutritionist/Clinical Dietitian/Author
Westeinde 223 (hoofdvestiging) 2512GZ Den Haag
Tel: 070-3300562
Mob.: 06-17730490

Titel covers of one of the books authored by Dr. Sohail Khan Title: Nutrition and Health for South Asians



Jamil M. Chaudhry - Bank of America U. S. A.

My Dear Hamid,

Please accept my heartiest congratulations on conceiving this idea and implementing it. Indeed, it is a feat worth applause. I have quickly browsed through the website and amazingly, it brought back some old memories and forgotten names of old friends from yester years. Thanks for putting in this tremendous effort in collecting this data. It is still in its infancy and I am sure that with the time it will get the momentum and reach the desired sumptuousness. Inshaullah, I will be sending you the photos you have asked for, soon. In the mean time, I will also try to get in touch with the old boys of T. I. College, known to me and provide you the contact addresses. Please keep the torch burning. Best regards
Jamil M. Choudhry
5-Barbour Pl. Piscataway NJ 08854 USA
Phone: Res: 732-271-9558
Off: 212-824-2844


Mail from Syed Tahir Ahmad, Nazir Taleem, Rabwah

Assalamo alaikum.

I hope that you are fine. The site is absolutely wonderful. I studied in T.I college during my FSc between 1977-78. Now I am working here in Nazarat Taleem, Sadar Anjuman Ahmadiyya.. If possible do add me as well, .and please confirm. Take care and with love and prayers
TELEPHONE: 047-6212473


Malik Lal Khan, Engineer, Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya, Canada

   Malik Lal Khan, Toronto

      Malik Lal Khan


My dear Respected Chaudhary Sahib

Assalamo alaikum wa Rahmatullah!

It is a great pleasure knowing about revival of TI COSA and the website. I did receive your messages through Majeed Ahmad Saeed Sahib and Zakaria Virk Sahib. The delay in my response was due to some other urgent matters to be attended. Thank you very much for remembering your old students. I am passing on your message to Karim Ahmad Sahib Tahir also. I do not have photographs of that period with me here in Canada. Later, when possible, I shall send you whatever is available. In the next few days, I shall forward you a recent photograph. The two years I spent in T.I. College Rabwah (1960-62) are the best years of my life. Not only did I receive secular education, but also religious and spiritual education which resulted in my acceptance of Ahmadiyyat, the True Islam. Al-Hamdu lillah! The most vivid of my memories of T.I. College is the love and affection I received from my teachers. They used to treat us as their own children. Later, in Lahore and other places, I did meet some very good teachers. But the sort of caring teacher-student relationship I experienced at TI College remained unique. I am very happy that TI COSA will provide us the facility of enjoying pleasant memories of our stay at our beloved institution. May Allah bless your efforts and reward you and the other organisers for this excellent timely service!  

I just remembered a joke. Chaudhary Sharif Khalid Sahib used to teach us English. He had a habit of always saying "No, never" in stead of just saying "no". One day a student addressed me as "Red Khan". Chaudhary Sahib overheard him. He smiled for a while, enjoying the joke. Then he turned to me and said, "Lal Khan, do you like to be called Red Khan?" I stood up and just said,"No, never!"


Lal Khan Malik  



Message from Dr. Naeem Ahmad Tahir
Member Executive Committee, TICOSA

   Dr. N. A. Tahir, Darmstadt / Germany

      Dr. N. A. Tahir


It is a matter of great pleasure to know that finally, the "Association of the T. I. College Old Students" has been formed. Thanks to Professor Chaudhry Hameed Ahmad Sahib and other friends who worked strenuously to achieve this goal. The main purpose of this organization is to keep the luminous traditions and high values of this great institution alive. I joined T. I. College Rabwah as an F. Sc. student in 1966. Although by that time Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, Khalifa tul Masih III was not the Principal of the college anymore, nevertheless the high moral, ethical and educational standards that were achieved during his leadership were still there. Since the majority of the professors were Waqifin, they did their job with a missionary spirit that was apparent from the extremely good results that were achieved every year.
One always felt a family like atmosphere in the college because the teachers were caring and generous, always ready to support the students whenever they required help. At that time Professor Qazi Mohammad Aslam Sahib was the principal. Some other names that I remember are Professor Chaudhri Mohammad Ali, Professor Naseer Ahmad Khan, Professor Sultan Mahmood Shahid, Professor Mian Ata ur Rehman, Professor Chaudhri Hameed Ullah, Professor Chaudhri Hameed Ahmad, Professor Abdur Rashid Ghani, Professor Mirza Khurshid Ahmad, Professor Basharat ur Rehman and Professor Masud Atif.
In 1970 the T. I. College, Rabwah was granted permission by the University of Punjab to offer M. Sc. degree in Physics which was a great step forward in the history of the college. It was the tireless and sincere efforts of the late Professor Naseer Ahmad Khan under the auspices of Hazrat Khalifa tul Massih III that made such an important thing to happen.

I obtained a B. Sc. degree from the T. I. College in 1970 and was interested in doing an M. Sc. in Physics. In those days, the University of Punjab Lahore and the Government College Lahore were popular places for doing a Masters Degree as they were well established institutions with good reputation. On the other hand, at the T. I. College, this facility was only one year old. However, due to the excellent experience I had during my four year stay, I decided to join M. Sc. Physics courses at T. I. College, Rabwah. This opened a new chapter in my life. Although over thirty years have passed since I finished my studies at T. I. College, I still cherish the sweet memories of those days. During my professional life I have had the chance to work at numerous very good universities and excellent research centers all over the world which helped me to improve my worldly knowledge tremendously. However, nowhere in the world I could find the high moral and ethical standards that I experienced at the T. I. College, Rabwah.
Professor Naseer Ahmad Khan who was the Head of the Physics Department, took personal care for the wellbeing of every student and did everything possible to provide the students with all the necessary means and facilities to achieve success. His aim was twofold. First to encourage the students to show excellent performance in M. Sc. exams and do better than students at other institutions and second to prepare them for higher education abroad after they finish the Masters. Until the college was taken over by the Government of Pakistan, the students from the T. I. College always showed excellent performance compared to the University of Punjab and the Government College Lahore. Most of those students later obtained higher education abroad and now have responsible positions in different European Countries and the United States. I would also like to acknowledge the support and generosity of the late Professors Mian Ata ur Rehman and Masud Atif who were very kind and helpful to all the students. Late Professor Dr. Abdus Salam also visited the college a number of times and in his speeches he always urged the audience to excel in different fields of science and technology. His advice and encouragement was instrumental in shaping the future of many of the students. Finally, I would like to mention that all the success that was achieved during those years was made possible due to the full support, guidance and prayers of Hazrat Khalifa tul Massih III. wassalam Naeem A. Tahir


Message from Ata-ur-Raheem Hamad (U.S.A)

   Ata-ur-Raheem Hamid

      Ata-ur-Raheem Hamad

My dear Chaudhry Sahib,
Assalamo Alaikum
I was very much pleased to see the Website for aTalim-ul-Islam College oldboys. I read wonderful messages of old friends. I graduated in 1963. I was not a good student academically but I participated in athletics and sports. I won 4000 meters cycle race in 1962 in the college annual sports. From 1957 to 1959 I was the member of college cricket team under the presidentship of Sahibzada Mirza Khurshid Aahmed Sahib and Mirza Ghulam Ahmed was the captain of the team. Nawab Shahid Ahmed Khan Pasha used to be the secretary of our team. Perhaps it was the year 1960 or 1961 when basketball was introduced in our college and later on in Rabwah.
Before the introduction of this new game T.I.College had earned a great name in inter-collegiate bumping boating race on river Ravi at Lahore.Our college participated in the Punjab University inter-collegiate basketball championship for the first time. For the first year our college lost in the very first match and in the second year too we could not win more than one match. Professor Naseer Ahmed Khan [late] was the president of basketball. He was a man of great determination. When our team lost in the second year, he encouraged and advised us to practice hard and make sure that we win next year. After we reached our college we were a vigorous exercise and training every morning and evening. It was really a landmark in the history of college when our basketball team won in the Punjab University inter-collegiate championship.>

By the Grace of Allah we were able to defeat the old Christian colleges Lahore, Gordon College Rawalpindi, Murray College Sialkot etc.Alhamdolillah.
Please convey my hearty salutations to all my friends and old boys of the college and also remember me in your prayers.Thank you.
Yours Sinncerely,


Message from Chaudhry Naseer Ahmad (Frankfurt) - Mmeber Executive Committe, TICOSA

Message written in Urdu


Message from Malik Masood Ahmad Khalid, Rabwah. A very inspiring letter. Must read

Please click here to read the message written in Urdu


Message from Chaudhry Adul Majeed Tahir (Neue Isenburg)


Message from Dr. Safee Chaudhry, United States of America

My Dear Hamid Sahib
Fellow Alumni
It is a great pleasure to learn that some of the alumni and former professors of Talim-ul-Islam College-Rabwah have gathered in Germany and formed an alumni association. This is admirable and encouraging news for all of the people who have had any involvement with this esteemed institution of higher learning. I am certain that we all have some fond memories of our time spent there and this forum is intended to be a means by which we can all share them. We will soon be collecting the contact information from all of the alumni and past professors who currently reside in the United States and Canada. I will be serving as the Vice President of the North American chapter and will be asking for your assistance and cooperation in contacting all of these individuals. I hope that this group, which is supported by our beloved Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih, will grow by leaps and bounds in terms of both membership and activities, Inshallah.


Message from Hassan Mohammad Khan Arif (Canada)

   Hassan Mohammad Arif (Canada)

      Hassan Mohammad Khan

Develop the habit of hard work, hard work and hard work. Individuals, groups or countries, all advanced in the world only with this habit. This is the key to our progress, nay the progress of the whole mankind. The Promised Messiah, and his five khulafa have been demanding this from us. Ahmadiyyat is the destiny of the world and let us make it happen.
(Mr. Arif is now 85 years old, has served the Jamaat as Naib-Wakeeluttabshir. He has sent us a detailed account of his life, which we intend to put on the website later.)


Message from Khaliq Akhtar Basra (Germany)

   Khaliq Akhtar Basra (Germany)

      Khaliq Akhtar Basra

I joined T. I. College, Rabwah in 1957 half-heartedly on the wish of my parents. Rabwah was then a small dry, dusty lustreless town, devoid of all luxuries of life. I thought life there for a young collegiate will be monotonous. To my surprise, I soon found that life in T. I. College was in no way dull as I had imagined. The college attracted students, not only from all corners of the country, as a matter of fact there were students from other continents as well. Even though Theology was a taught in the college, but there was no compulsion in religion. Almost half of the students did not come from the Ahmadiyya Community, but there was an atmosphere of complete harmony. The College maintained the highest standards not only in academic field, but the extra-curricular activities were never ignored. In the field of sports, it was not behind any institution of the University of the Panjab, with which it was affiliated. Under the inspiring leadership of its charismatic principal Hazrat Sahibzada Mirza Nasir Ahmad, it became of premier institution of the country within a few years after its inception. The college can take legitimate pride on having produced people like Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih V and innumerable great men who have served and many are still serving the community and the nation. They include civil and military personalites, devotees and missionaries. In the field of sports, the college has produced great Basketballers like Major Saadi and Aizaz Rasool and many others whose names will not be forgotten by Basketball fans in Pakistan. The college remained an unchallenged champion of Rowing in the University and Board tournaments for several years, until the government took it over under its nationalisation policy.  



Message from Laiq Ahmad, Australia

   Laiq Ahmad, Australia

      Laiq Ahmad

Dear Chaudhry Sahib
Please find attached two photos. The old photo was taken in Rabwah when I was a TI College student. I joined TI College in 1967 and left in 1971. I arrived in New Zealand in 1976 and came to Australia in 1979. I was the first TI College student to have lived in New Zealand and Australia. I completed my education in Australia and have been working for the Australain government for a long time. Australia is a huge country and it is rather difficult to know every one. This website is a great link to bring old students together. God bless you for your efforts.
Laiq Ahmad

Another letter from Laiq Ahmad Sahib:
Von: Laiq Ahmad
Dear Chaudhry Sahib
Assalam aliakum
Browsing through the old student site I spotted an old friend in the USA. We were close friends in Rabwah. Would it be possible to get in touch with Maudood Ahmad Qudsi ?
Please add my email address to my profile as it is convenient for others to contact me.
Laiq Ahmad


Message from Dr. Mohammad Aslam Nasir Australia

   Dr. Mohammad Aslam Nasir, Australia

      Dr. Mohammad Aslam Nasir

Assalamo Alaikum wa Rahmatullahe wa Barakatohu
I wish and pray that may Almighty Allah keeps all of you in the best of health and showers His unlimited blessings upon all of you. Amen.
Yesterday, when I was net-searching for Rabwah, I found T. I. College site with a lot of historical photos. As I have also been an old student of the college, I thought I should also add some to it as well.
I am sending an old phtograph which I received last December from an old friend in Qadian, together with my recent photograph. The old photograph was taken in Ghana in 1981. In this, our present Imam (atba) is also standing and I am standing on his right. (Note: This photo is being placed on the chapter for students serving in Africa- Hamid)

My brief intro is: Born and breed in Rabwah on the Khilafat Day (27 May 1953) in Sadr Anjuman quarters. Studied in Rabwah (195X - 1974), QAU Islamabad (1975-77), and Otago Univ. Dunedin NZ (1982-84).
Worked in Pakistan (1978), Ghana (1979-1982), New Zealand (1982-86), Kenya (1986-87), Australia (1987- ), Fiji (1991-92), Malaysia (1994-95), USA (1996-99), and Australia (1999-todate); mainly as a teacher, lecturer, and IT Consultant.
Have travelled extensively across West, East, South Africa, Western Europe, North America, Asia, and Pacific-Australasia.
With kind regards,
Dr. Muhammad Aslam NASIR
Phone: +61-7-3297 0157, Mobile:+61-432-685 779


Letter from Dr. Amjad Tariq, Sidney, Australia

   Amjad Tariq, Sidney, Australia

      Dr. Amjad Tariq

Assalamo Alaikum wa Rahmatullahe wa Barakatohu
Congratulation for setting up website about TI College Rabwah. Well Done.
I thoroughly enjoyed browsing and learnt a lot. May Allah give the best of rewards all those who are involved.
Someone mentioned that there is a message from Laeeq Ahmad who is in Sydney in 1979. If you give me his right name then I will dig him up in Sydney.
Dr Amjad Tariq
Sydney, Australia


Letter from Brigadier Mohammad Latif, Islamabad, Pakistan

   Brigadier Mohammad Latif, Islamabad

      Brigadir Mohammad Latif

Assalamo Alaikum wa Rahmatullahe wa Barakatohu
I am one of your, maybe, little known students of T I College, Rabwah. I came to know about TICOSA a few days back from Al-Fazal and immediately opened the web site. Since then I have been reading through the site and what a pleasure ! Thank you so much for this most wonderful idea. I joined The College and Fazal-e-Umar Hostel in 1963.Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad Sahib was the Principal at that time.Needless to say that his personality was simply aw-inspiring. It was always a treat to even look at his god-like face and of course to listen to his speeches delivered in his soft but commanding voice. Later when he became Khalifa-tul-Masih, another renowned personality became our principal and he was Professor Qazi Muhammad Aslam Sahib.I was a science student but the science faculty and students would hardly remember me because I was to be rarely found in the corridors of Science Block.
I used to be rather regularly present in meetings of Bazm-e-Adab and Mushairas (amongst the audience) and of course, at the tuck shop, mostly in the small Staff Room next to the kitchen, either waiting for or in the august presence of my BELOVED Dr Pervaiz Parwazi.
I somehow managed to do my B.Sc in 1968. During my years at the college I had the honour of being on the editorial board of urdu section of AL-Manar under the guidance of Mohtaram Professor Mahboob Alam Khalid Sahib ( senior student editor , I think, was Hadi sahib). In the hostel, I was Chief Prefect during 1967-68. Immediately on leaving the college I joined Pakistan Army in March 1969.( Qazi Sahib did not like the idea of my joining the Army, because he always considered me suitable for Civil Service." But, sir, for that, who would do M.A for me?", I humbly asked Qazi Sahib and he smiled).

I was commissioned in Artillery and spent the next 32 and a half gruelling but most memorable years in a lifestyle which I tremendously value and cherish. I retired as a Brigadier in Sep 2001 and am settled in Rawalpindi.
My phone No is 092-51-5574327 and 092-300-8543419(mobile).
Thanks a lot once again.

I also know some of the old students who were in the Army, though I am not in contact with all of them. They are, Col Basharat Ahmad Sethi (in Sharja with his son), Col Naseem Ahmad Saifi ( in Rawalpindi), Col Ejaz Ahmad Tanvir (in Rawalpindi ), Col Asaf Jamil (in Rawalpindi), Major Azmat Malik (in Rawalpindi), Col Intesar Ahmad (probably in Lahore), Major Nasrullah Nasir ( died of cancer two years back----Family is in Islamabad), Major Ibnul Islam (died of cancer three years back---Family is in Rawalpindi) and Wing Commander Tariq Pervaiz from PAF (in Fizaia Colony, Rawalpindi). I know DIG Tahir Arif very well but I haven't met him since he got busy with his National Defence Course. I shall try to meet him soon and convey your message. I will find whatever photos I have and send them across.Meanwhile, I have an old photo of college times( or perhaps immediately after college time ie, early Army life) which I shall try to attach here.


Letter from Mr. Matiullah Dard - 126 Hill View Drive, London SE28 0LL

   Matiullah Dard, London

      Mr. Matiullah Dard, London

My dear Choudhry Sahib,
I have seen your web-site about the old students of T I College. I am sending you my E-Mail address and requesting you to read An Ahmadiyya Muslim Autobiography by Matiullah Dard, the address is Please cull-out the relevant information and include that on the T I Collge web-site if you so wish. At the moment I am serving as the Secretary General of the South East London Ahmadiyya Jammat. I am not very familiar with the computer technology, someone has helped me to put all this on the WEB. You could easily find this information on GOOGLE as well,just put my name and search.
Matiullah dard -An OLD Student of T I College Rabwah and Lahore.


Letter from Mr. Mahmood Mujeeb Asghar, Rabwah


      Mahmood Mujeb Asghar

Dear Irfan Khan Sahib,

It was a good and pleasant surprise to know about the formation of T.I College Old students association and quite a few activities and get-to-gathers having been taken place from which I remained ignorant. Thank you for providing all details through your Email.
I had the opportunity to be a student of T.I College Rabwah from 1960 to 1962. I matriculated from Govt. High School Bhera, the Birth place of Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih-I (R.A) and did FSc (pre-Engg.) from T.I College Rabwah in 1962.
Seven of us got admission in W.Pak univ. of Engg. & Tech. Lahore in 1962 & graduated in different branches of Engg. in 1966. Engr Malik Lal Khan (now ameer Jamaat Canada), Maj (R) Engr.Bashir Ahmad Tariq, Engr. Karim Ahmad Tahir, Air commodore (R) Sultan Mahmood Bajwa (non-Ahmadi) were my Class fellows. Mr. Afzal Mubashar also got admission in Engg. Univ. Lahore with us but changed his profession later on. After my Retirement from NESPAK as General Manager, I presented myself for Waqf-after-retirement scheme. Hudhur graciously accepted my waqf and I am now supervising construction works of Waqf-e-Jadeed in Rabwah. Please let me know if I can do something for the old students association. Remember me in your prayers.
With Deepest of Regards.
Engr. Mahmood Mujeeb Asghar
5/6 Dar-us-sadar(North) Rabwah
+92 (0) 334 5266970.


Letter from Muhammad Daud Tahir, Pakistan


      Muhammad Daud Tahir


I have come to know only recently that Talim-ul-Islam College Old Boys Association has been established in Germany, solely due to your efforts and a similar initiative has been taken in UK, USA and Canada. Congratulations! It is indeed a very good step which should have been taken much earlier because such a platform provides the ex-students of any institution to get into contact with each other. These students have fond memories of the days when they were together and as the human nature is, they love to talk of the good old days and share their memories. I wish if more and more ex-students of the college avail this forum to make this Association more purposeful.

I have gone through the messages sent by certain prominent ex-students and come to know many new things about them as well as history of the college. You have been my teacher and know me well. You were kind enough to host an ‘asrana’ during my visit to Germany in 1989 and also host a dinner when myself and a non-Ahmadi friend of mine, late Haji Fazal Mohammad visited Germany in 2007. I can never forget the hospitality extended by you.

As stated earlier, I am not new to you but for the benefit of those for whom I am a stranger I would like to add that I was a student of this college during 1961 to 1965. I had got admission in this college after passing the Matriculation Examination from Talim-ul-Islam High School, Rabwah the same year. I was an arts student and graduated from there, with distinction.

I still remember very vividly the day I had got admission in the college. I had gone there along with my father who was required, under the rules, to accompany me as a candidate for admission. Although Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad, the then principal of the college already knew him but this was my first ever meeting (if you can call it a meeting) with him. Initially I was overawed by his towering personality but soon I could feel his affection.
In intermediate I studied Economics, Logic and Arabic besides two compulsory subjects of Urdu and English. I had, during this period, an opportunity to be a student of many able teachers whom I can never forget. The long list of teachers includes the names of Ch Muhammad Ali, Sahibzada Mirza Anas Ahmad, Dr. Nasir Ahmad Perwaiz Parwazi, Mr. Aftab Ahmad, Ch Hameed Ahmad, Ch. Muhammad Shareef Khalid, Ch Aziz Ahmad Tahir and Ch Sultan Akbar. While in B.A. some other teachers also joined the list. These included Sahibzada Mirza Khurshid Ahmad, Mr. Munawar Shameem Khalid, Mr. Muhammad Aslam Sabir and Ch Ataullah. Barring Mr. Aftab Ahmad who later joined the Income Tax Department as a class II officer, all teachers were Ahmadi who mostly belonged to Rabwah. They were very much devoted and concerned about the character building of their students.
I had no direct contact with the teachers of science subjects but in due course of time I had the opportunity of interaction with all of them one way or the other. These included Mirza Ata-ur-Rehman, Mr. Habibullah Khan, Dr. Sultan Mehmood Shahid, Dr. Nasir Ahmad Khan, Mr. Abdus Shakoor Aslam, Dr. Muhammad Shareef, Mr. Masood Ahmad Atif, Ch Hameedullah, late Mr. Abdul Rasheed Ghani and some others whose names I have not been able to recollect immediately. All I can say is that I have very sweet memories of all these very respectable teachers who also gave me lot of love and affection.
Needless to mention, I got due share of love from Sahibzada Mirza Nasir Ahmad, the principal and Mr. Muhammad Ibrahim Nasir, the professor of mathematics,who was my real uncle. It may not be out of place to mention four persons namely Ch Mehfooz ur Rehman, Mr. Muhammad Ahmad Anwar Hyderabadi, DPE; Mr. Abdul Rehman Junaid Hashmi, Office Superintendent and Mr. Fazal Dad, Librarian.I started knowing them during my stay in the college and found them very considerate and kind. After graduation, I took admission in the Political Science Department of Punjab University, Lahore for M.A. At one stage thereafter, I also intended to do M.A. in Arabic also but did not take regular admission. Since head of the Arabic department, Sufi Basharat-ur-Rehman knew me well and other members of the faculty also held me in high esteem, I was allowed to sit in the class as a casual student but somehow I could not continue.
I appeared in the Central Superior Services of Pakistan Examination, 1969 and was selected for Pakistan Taxation Service (now called IRS). I served this department for about 34 years and retired in grade 21 in the end of December, 2004. After my retirement, I was appointed Member, Punjab Public Service Commission in which capacity I served till the end of 2009.
It may be added that I had an opportunity to write about some of my international travels. Three of my books viz Shouq Hamsafar Mera, Safar Zindagi Hay and Ik Safar Aur Sahi narrate my travels to USA, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Mexico, Iran, Turkey and Kuwait. I have also written on the historical and cultural heritage of Punjab and four books in this series have so far been published. These are: Manzil Na Kar Kabool, Nai Manzalain Hain Pukkarti, Ik Jahan Aur and Armughan-e-Multan. All these books have been published by Ferozesons and highly appreciated by the critics. I am now leading a retired life and settled in Lahore.

Following are my telephone number and email address



Letter from Mr. Anees Ahmad Chaudhry, Member Qadza Board, Germany

   Anees Ahmad Chaudhry

      Mr. Anees Ahmad Chaudhry, Frankfurt

My dear Prof Hamid Ahmad Chaudhry,
Many thanks sending me message of Eid Mumarik. I am receiving your E mails regularly, but I did not reply you properly I apologise for that. I am sending you two Pics very rare for posting in your T.I.College web side.One pic is myself which was taken at the time of addmission in T.I.College Rabwah in 1963. This pic was pasted on the Identity card of T.I.College. You can see the signature of the Hazrat Mirza Nasir Ahmad Principal at that time on the corner of the pic . The seal of the principal can be also seen on the pic.The second pic is my younger brother Laeeq Ahmad Abid along with the Principal Ch. Mohammad Ali giving him the award of Akadamic roll of honer at a College ceremony. The third pic is myself at present working as member Qazaa Board Germany.
I appreciate your work which you are doing for the unity of T.I.College Old Student Association. You are also our Professor at present.
Your old student,
Anis Ahmad Chaudhry



Letter from Naeem Qadir Mobashar, Toronto, Canada


Letter from Mohammad Ashraf Malik, Alabama, USA

   Muhammad Ashraf Malik, Alabama, USA

      Muhammad Ashraf Malik

Assalamo Alaikum wa Rahmatullahe wa Barakatohu
I was glad to discover the website for TICOSA. First of all congratulation to the successful launching of the website for TIC old student association. It is an excellent website with so many memories of our young days. It is wonderful idea to keep the torch of TI keep alive for our future generation to come. TIC was not just a college, but a peaceful home to us for higher learning. I am also one of TI old student. Hi my name is Muhammad Ashraf Malik, aka Ash Malik. I was at TIC for two years 1963-1965. I was a science student and completed my FSc in 1965. I was also resident student at Fazal-Umar Hostel (FUH) in 1964-1965. I joined Government College Sargodha after leaving TIC due to my family circumstances (close to my parents) and it was very difficult emotionally to leave TIC and leave behind good friends and wonderful professors.

I graduated in 1967 with BSc degree. I have so many memories at TIC and it will not be fair to mentions my principal Hazart Mirza Nasir Ahmad and favorite professor and they are: Prof. Mian Ata-UR-Rahman, Prof. Habibullah Khan, Dr. S.M. Shahid, Ch. Hameedullah and yourself (Professor Ch. Hamid Ahmad).

Looking through your page on science society – T.I. College, Rabwah in 1963-1964, I have come to recognize many faces, but sure to like some of my friends if they read this pages are: Ahyauddin, Mehboob (my roommate at FUH); Latif Gujrati (I have read his message in your web site and am planning to contact him in the near future), Younus (also, my roommate at FUH) and Majeed and many other friends to name everyone be very difficult. So here is my brief for the last forty two years since I left TIC in 1965.

I joined Fluor Corp for ESSO Fertilizer at Daharki in late 1967 as an engineer. After the completion and start up of the plant, I was transferred to Lahore with Fluor Corp to design and built the Dawood Hercules Fertilizer plant as a chief piping engineer. I migrated to USA on December 1970. I earned my B.S. in mechanical engineering from West Coast University at Los Angeles in 1973. I have worked for Fluor and Bechtel Corp and several electric utilities as mechanical engineer, designing nuclear power plants throughout the USA from 1971 through 1987. At age of 41, I decided to go back to school (university) and earned my M.S. in aerospace and propulsion engineering in August 1987. I was offered a permanent position with the United States Army at their R&D Center as a propulsion engineer in 1988. My present position is rocket scientist. I am planning to retire from the Army within the next five years and our family will be relocating to Bodega Bay, California (we have a home on the Pacific Sonoma coast).

I just want to say hallo to all my friends at TI who remember me. I will soon provide you my old TIC picture as well as the present one. My address is 105 Overton Road, Madison, Alabama. 35758. USA. My home telephone number is 256-772-1365.  



Letter from Engineer Muhammad Latig

   Engineer Muhammad Latif

      Engineer Muhammad Latif

Respected Hamid Ahmad Chaudhry Sahib
Assalamo Alaikum wa Rahmatullahe wa Barakatohu
I am thankful that you have taken step to collect and save the data of old students of TI College Rabwah. I am sending you brief CV about myself as mentioned below
joined TI College Rabwah in August 1974 as student of FSc Pre Engineering and passed out in 1976.
I got admission in University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore in Metallurgical Engineering (session 1976-1981).
After doing BSc Engineering, I served in Pak Army as Captain for 2 and a half year(March 82-Sep 84) under compulsory service act 1971. After that i joined National Logistic Cell(NLC) Gujranwala as Technical Officer and serving till todate.
I served Jamaat e Ahmadiyya Gujranwala Cantt in different positions especially as Quaid Khuddam ul Ahmadiyya for about 8 years. During this period, I also served as President of Gujranwala Cantt Jamaat alongwith the duties of Quaid. Presently I am serving as President since 2002. You are requested to pray that Allah Almighty help me in discharging my duties to the maximum height as far as possible.
Permanent Address: Chak no. 84GB, P/O Chak no. 78GB District Faisalabad Pakistan
Present/Postal Address: Flat no. D-2 NLC Officers Colony Gujranwala Cantt Pakistan




We urgently require email or postal address of the following personalities and shall be grateful for help . Chaudhry Mahmood Ahmad Kahlon (B.T.), Sahibzada Mirza Anas Ahmad, Sahibzada Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Sahibzada Mirza Hanif Ahmad, Shibzada Mirza Azhar Ahmad, Nawab Farooq Ahmad Khan, Maulana Ata-ul-Karim, Ata-ul-Rahim, Mohammad Akram, Mohammad Arshad, Prof. Rafiq Ahmad Saqib, Sh. Munawar Shamim Khalid, Mian Waseem Ahmad, Prof.Maqbool Elahi Janjua, Chaudhry Hameed Nasrullah Khan, Chaudhry Idrees Nasrullah Khan (Canada), Mr. Maudood Ahmad Khan (Karachi), Abdul Basit (Norway), Raja Ghalib Ahmad (Lahore), Mr. Waseem Ahmad Chaudhry (UK), Mr. Basharat Ahmad Nazir, Dr. Zafar Ahmad Vaince, Rashid Ahmad Javed, Mr. Tahir Arif, Dr. Mirza Mobashar Ahmad, Dr. Mirza Laeeq Ahmad, Dr Mian Zaheer Ahmad, Kaleemullah Khan (USA), Mian Waseem Ahmad (USA), Khwaja Zafar Ahmad (Sialkot), Chaudhry Nazeer Ahmad Kahlon (Los Angeles), Dr. Mohammad Zafar Barelvi Qureshi, Malik Karim Ahmad, Chaudhry Mahfooz-ur- Rehman, Dr. Mohammad Shafiq Sehgal, Prof. Mubarak Abid, Prof. Mohammad Sultan Akbar, Prof. Abdul Jaleel Sadiq, and all those who have interest in the membership of the old students association of T. I. College Rabwah. The fact is that it is impossible to try to complete the list of old students. There are many senior to me and many that came to the college after me. I request all those, young and old, who love their alma mater, the principals and teachers, to join us make this venture a success. I wish to create a separate chapter for those dear ones, who are no longer with us and will be grateful to friends who provide me with their photos. ......Please help us via email:............


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