Thursday, 15 March 2012

Sadiq Public School


Sadiq Public SchoolBahawalpurPunjab is a boarding college-preparatory school in Pakistan, though Day pupils study there as well. It is spread over 451 acres (1.83 km2). In respect to area covered it is the largest in the country and in continental Asia. It has passed its fifty eighth anniversaries.
On January 18, 2004, the school completed 50 years. It is a residential institution, imparting education to boys and girls from KG to 'O' and 'A' levels (Cambridge University) and local board Matriculation/Intermediate. The school has over 1250 boys and 350 girls supported by a staff of about 110.
The foundation stone of the school was laid by His Highness Ala Hazrat Al Haj Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi V on 4 March 1953 and the school started functioning on 18 January 1954.



History
When Pakistan came into being, there were only two public schools in the country namely the Aitchison College, Lahore and the Lawrence College, Ghora Ghali, Murree. The people of Baluchistan, Sind and Southern Punjab sent their children considerable distances to attend those schools.
The Ameer of Bahawalpur Ala Hazrat and Chief Minister of Bahawalpur State saw the need for an institution which would provide the same quality of educational opportunities to the people of the Southern Punjab.
In order to accomplish this project, the Ameer of Bahawalpur State, Ala Hazrat Nawab Sir Sadeq Mohammad Khan V allocated a sum of rupees nineteen lacs for the construction of the buildings. In addition, 2,050 acres (8.3 km2) of land was given by the Ala Hazrat at a token price. The site was transformed into a spacious campus of lawns and playing fields, in the midst of which rose nine buildings ready for use. The school started functioning on January 18, 1954 when the Ala Hazrat performed its opening ceremony.
Makhdoomzada Syed Hassan Mahmood, the then Chief Minister of Bahawalpur State was the main force behind the completion of this project which was completed in less than a year. The first batches of 'O' Level, Matriculation and Intermediate classes appeared in 1957, 1958, 1966 respectively. This school is rated 5 star hostel and school by Cambridge University. Sadiq Public School is one of the only two schools of Pakistan which are the members of The Headmasters' and Headmistresses Conference (HMC)



Debating Society
The debating society was founded by Nawab Sir Sadiq Khan Abbasi, the founder of the school, plus the Ruler (Nawab) of Bahawalpur.


( ex-President of Pakistan  Ayub Khan at School)
Organization and Curriculum
Pupils in each school are divided into houses. Houses promote inter-house competitions and mentorship opportunities.
The Senior school offer four types of diplomas / certifications. One branch is School Certificate / O-level (for grades 9-10) and the Higher School Certificate / A-level (for grades 11-12).
The other two types are Secondary School Certificate or Matriculation (for grades 9-10) and Higher Secondary School Certificate or Intermediate (for grades 11-12).


(Gen. Muhammad Musa, (Chief of Army Staff) with school girls)
Boarding Houses
  • Kamal Pasha House-East Wing - Nursery to Grade 2 - (Junior School)
  • Kamal Pasha House-West Wing - Grades 3 to 5 - (Junior School)
  • Alamgir House-North & South Wings - Grades 6 to 8 - (Preparatory School)
  • Shahbaz House - Grades 6 to 8 - (Preparatory School)
  • Fareed House - Grades 6 to 8 - (Preparatory School)
  • Salahuddin House - Senior School Girls all grades 0-12 - (Senior School)3
  • Mehmood House - Grades 9,10,11 & 12 - (Senior School)
  • Abbas House - Grades 9,10,11 & 12 - (Senior School)

Alumni
As of January 18, 2004, some 30 old-students of the School were sitting in the Senate, National and Provincial Assemblies.
SADIQ has provided sitting Chairman of the Senate, Gen. Mateen Ahmed (Tamgh-e-Jurat, Medal of Honour) Chief Minister of Sindh, Federal and Provincial ministers, two serving Lieutenant Generals, four serving ambassadors, bureaucrats, industrialists, scientists and two former national cricket team captains namely Rameez Raja and Waqar Younis.
In 2003 one of its students won the first prize in the English Essay Writing Competition organized by the Royal Commonwealth SocietyLondon. Another student got the best result in A Level examination in Asia. Old students have joined the Armed Forces of Pakistan. Old-Sadiqians made contributions during the Indo-Pakistan wars. Four former students embraced shahadat. Capt Rao Hussain and Capt Rao Waleed both awarded nishan-e-ehaider and 2/Lt. Khalid Karak was decorated posthumously with Sitara-i-Jurrat, and 2/Lt. Farooq Afzal with Tamgha-i-Jurrat. (Statistics as of January 2004) 

Girls Section
The new campus was completed in 2008 and classes commenced in October, the same year. Separate boarding houses have been built for girls. In 2006 Salahuddin House was converted into a hostel for girls.

Information Technology Center
An IT Centre has been established adjacent to the senior school academic block. It serves as an Exam Centre of the Virtual University of Pakistan. Labs are equipped with computer workstations.

Administration
Administratively, the school is governed by a Board of Governors with the Governor of the Punjab as its President. District Co-ordination Officer, Bahawalpur and Principal of the school are members of the board along with the General Officer Commanding 35 Division. Six to eight Old-Sadiqians sit as members of the Board for a period of three years. The day-to-day administration is entrusted to the Principal, managed by the Executive Committee with the General Officer Commanding 35 Division as its Chairman.

Board of Governors
A Board of Governors oversee the administrative, academic and financial activities of the School, they are: Ex-officio members:
  • GOC 35 Div Bahawalpur
  • Secretary Education Punjab
  • DCO Bahawalpur
  • Headmasters
Old – Sadiqians Members
  • Mr. Rahim Yar Abbasi - Class of 1959
  • Lt General Tariq Waseem Ghazi - Class of 1966
  • Lt General Javed Hassan - Class of 1967
  • Mrs. Shahnaz Hamid Paracha - Class of 1967
  • Mr. Jahangir Khan Tareen - Class of 1969
  • Dr. Syed Ghazi Gulab Jamal - Class of 1970
  • Mr. Muhammad Zaka Ashraf - Class of 1970
  • Mr. Saud Majeed (MNA- Yazman)
  • Mr. Baleegh ur Rehman (MNA- Bahawalpur)

Hospital
The Hospital at Sadiq is fully equipped with modern machinery and with an Ambulance with 24 hours services.

Facilities
Education
  • Boarding Houses
  • Science Labs
  • IT (Information Technology) Center
  • Audio visual aids
  • Electronic Lab
  • Libraries
  • Dramatics Societies (English/Urdu)
  • Debating Societies (English/Urdu)
  • Model United Nations Society
  • Amphitheater
Sports
  • Swimming pools
  • Squash courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Badminton courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Volleyball courts
  • Gymnasium
  • Horse Riding Club
  • Cricket Club
  • Hockey Club
  • Football Club
  • Athletics and Gymnastics Club
  • Sports fields
  • Coaches for all sports
General
  • Guest houses for parents/wards
  • Mosque
  • Hospital (with ambulance service)
  • Canteen, general store, tailor shops, shoe store, barber shop, Post Office, ice-cream/drinks parlor, bakery, fruit shop
  • Telephone exchange (EPABX)
  • Auditorium
Notable Alumni
  • Haji Muhammmed Aslam Khan Khichi (Late) 21 March 1955-6 December 2008 was a former member District Council, former MPA from PP-193, former Vice-President PPP Punjab, former Senior Advisor on Inspection Team to CM Punjab, Chairman Shah Muhammed Group of Industries, Director Silver Star Cotton Industry
  • Muhammad Mian Soomro, former PresidentPrime Minister, and Chairman of Senate of Pakistan and Governor of Sindh.
  • Ahmed JawadCEO Harvest Tradings-Pakistan
  • Jafar Khalid, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer at Ufone.
  • Siddiq Khan Kanju, former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
  • Jehangir Khan Tareen, former Federal Minister for Industries and Production.
  • Ali Muhammad Mahar, former Chief Minister of Sindh.
  • Syed Salim Raza, former Governor State Bank of Pakistan.
  • Syed Ali Raza, Chairman & former President National Bank of Pakistan.
  • Moshin Furquan, EVP/Audit & Inspection Chief (S) National Bank of Pakistan.
  • Dr. Tariq Hassan, lawyer, columnist and former Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan
  • Ishaq Khan Khakwani, former State Minister for Railways.
  • Maj (R) Tariq Mahmood Khan Mazari, Chairman Chief Minister Inspection team and bureaucrat.
  • Late Lutfullah Khan Mazari, former director Anti-corruption Establishment Multan region and District Attorney.
  • Waqar Younis, former captain Pakistan Cricket Team.
  • Sardar Muhammad Arshad Khan Leghari, Member National Assembly of Pakistan (2008) NA 197.
  • Sardar Rafique Haider Khan Leghari, former Chairman District Council R.Y Khan (1979–1988), Former Minister of Food and Agriculture of Punjab (1980–85), Deputy Opposition leader in Punjab assembly (1997), Former Zila Nazim R.Y Khan (2005–2010).
  • Zaka AshrafChairman Pakistan Cricket Board
  • Maj (R) Syed Munir Ahmed, Principal Sadiq Public School
  • Dr. Mohammad Akhtar, Corporate Vice President Head of Networks Motorola
  • Makhdoom Altaf Ahmed Hashmi Late, Former Senior Minister Punjab Assembly.
  















A birds eye view of the school:
1.
Founded
March 4, 1953
2.
Inaugurated
January 18, 1954
3.
Total Area
451 Acres  [451- A 1K - 16M]
4.
Started with
37 Students
7 Teachers
5.
Present Strength
1600 Students
Boys : 1200
Girls : 400
6.
Boarders
Boys : 400
Girls : 50
7.
Teaching Staff
121 (Male 63, Female 58)
8.
Total Annual Budget
134 million
9.
Classes/Courses Offered
KG - A Level - Intermediate
10.
Subjects
a)
O/A Level: English, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies, Urdu, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Add. Maths, Computer Studies, Economics, Accounting and Business Studies.
b)
H.S.S.C.: Pre-Engg., Pre-Medical, General Science and Humanities.
11.
Religious Consolidation
a)
Compulsory prayers primary level onwards
b)
Nazira of Holy Quran - Junior School
12.
Co-Curricular Activity Offered

Literary, Debates & Performing Arts
13.
Extra Curricular Activities Offered

Cricket, Football, Hockey, Athletics, Swimming, Basketball, Tennis, Squash, Badminton, Gymnastics, Ridding.

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