Mr. Abbas Khan (SC-56), former IG KPK, Passes Away

Mr Abbas Khan

Mr. Abbas Khan, former IG KPK, passed away in Charsadda on 31st March, 2021. He was SP Dacca during 1971 War and remained a prisoner of war in India for two years. He will be missed by his family and friends with much grief.

The Principal, faculty and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Mr. Abbas Khan. May Allah grant him high rank in Jannat.

A Senior Old Gallian Passes Away

One of the illustrious Gallians of the 50’s era Lt. Col Muhammad Iqbal (Retd) passed away on 16th March, 2021 He was a senior old Gallian and a very talented professional. He always had a soft and pleasant personality. His friends remember him for his love, generosity and comradeship. He will be missed by his family and friends with much grief.

The Principal, faculty and Gallians express their sincerest grief to the family and friends of Lt. Col Iqbal. May Allah grant him high rank in Jannat.

Distinguished old Gallian, Mr. Anis Khan Satti, Passes away

Mr Anis Khan SattiThe sad news of the demise of an illustrious old Gallian, Head Boy 1953-55, Mr. Anis Khan Satti, left all of us deeply grieved. He died on 22 February 2021, at Rawalpindi.

Mr. Anis Khan Satti, (Peake House 1948 to 1955) did his Senior Cambridge and Higher Senior Cambridge from the College. He was appointed head boy of the College in 1953 and served as the Head Boy from 1953 to 1955. After a nationwide competition, he was selected to represent Pakistan in the 1956 World Youth Forum in the United States, which consisted of fifty students from fifty countries.

Mr. Anis Khan Satti completed his studies at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, where he was elected President of the Student Body. He was the first foreigner to hold this position in a major University in the United States. After completing his education, he, along with his partners, set up a financial publishing business on Wall Street, which consisted of magazines, newspapers, conferences and seminars on finance. Institutional Investor continues today as a successful financial publishing enterprise. Its fast rise to success and fame made “Time” magazine referring to the Company as the “Wonder Boys of the Wall Street”.

Mr. Anis Khan Satti was appointed as Pakistan’s Delegate to the United Nations in 1978 and he served as a Presidential Envoy in 1980. He is perhaps the only Pakistani who never became an American citizen after living in America for about 50 years, but kept his Pakistani citizenship and returned to his motherland in 2008.

Mr. Anis Khan Satti was currently a member of the Board of Governors of Lawrence College. He was very close to the hearts of Gallians, old Gallians, faculty and administration of Lawrence College. Mr. Satti was a very compassionate person and was loved by Gallians due to his loving nature. He was an institution in himself and was a great source of guidance for the GG community. He used to regularly visit his alma mater and attended different functions of the College with great interest and enthusiasm.

Principal Lawrence College, faculty, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Mr. Anis Khan Satti. May Allah bless his soul in eternal peace and grant him high rank in Jannat.

An illustrious old Gallian, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, Passes Away

One of the most prominent old Gallians, senior politician and former Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali is no more with us. He was rushed to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology after a cardiac arrest and passed away on 2nd of December, 2020.
Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, born in 1942, was admitted to Lawrence College in 1957. He passed his Senior Cambridge from the College in 1959. He was then shifted to Lahore where he passed A Levels from Aithison College. He graduated from Government College Lahore and obtained masters degree from Punjab University in 1965.
As a politician, he was widely known and respected as a statesman who always preached peace and exercised his compassion for humanity, particularly for the people of Balochistan. He was elected as Member of Balochistan Assembly in 1977 and was sworn in as Food and Information Minister. Subsequently, in his journey of politics, he became Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2002.
Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali had a deep association and love for Lawrence College. He studied in a number of institutions but always considered his stay at Lawrence College as the golden period of his life. He was life-time member of the Board of Governors of the College and frequently visited his alma mater. His sons and grandsons also studied in Lawrence College.
The news of his death struck everyone associated with LCGG with grief and sorrow. The Principal, faculty and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali. May his soul rest in eternal peace!

Khalil Abbas Khattak Passed Away

Former MPA and member Board of Governors Lawrence College, Khalil Abbas Khattak (Inter’80, Jinnah House) passed away on 18th of June, 2020. He was from a well-known family of Gallians from the descendants of great Pushto poet Khushaal Khan Khattak. He was a generous host of Akora Khattak reunions of Old Gallians.

The friends of Khalil Abbas remember him for his love, generosity and comradeship. He always had a soft and pleasant personality. He was a very spirited Gallian. He will be missed by his family and friends with much grief.

Principal Lawrence College, faculty and Gallians share the grief of the bereaved family. We express our sincere condolence to the family and friends of Khalil Abbas. May Allah grant him forgiveness and high rank in Jannah.

Col Riaz ul Haq Passes Away

Col Riaz ul Haq (SC’68 Wightwick House), son of Brig Muhammad Rafiq, former Principal Lawrence College, passed away on 17th of June, 2020. He was diagnosed COVID-19 and admitted in CMH Lahore where he expired due to cardiac arrest during plasma transfusion.

Col Riaz was a true embodiment of an excellent human being having the qualities of humility, loyalty, sincerity, integrity and patriotism. He was an outstanding professional who worked with great devotion, commitment and honesty. He was very helpful by nature; always ready to help and assist anyone in need. He was also involved in a number of social welfare activities. All these qualities clearly reflected the training of his great father, Brig Muhammad Rafiq. Also, he was the moving spirit in organising Gallian get-togethers on a regular basis. He will be dearly missed by everyone who was fortunate to know him.

Principal Lawrence College, faculty and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Col Riaz ul Haq. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

Ms. Musarrat Hashmi Passes Away

Ms. Musarrat Hashmi, former teacher Junior School, passed away on 11th June, 2020. She joined Lawrence College on 14th March 1968 and retired on 30th November, 1999. She was an outstanding and highly respected teacher who taught the students with love and care.

Principal Lawrence College, faculty, staff and students express their grief on the sad demise of Ms. Musarrat Hashmi.

May Allah bless her soul.

Raja Ashfaq Sarwar passes away

Raja Ashfaq Sarwar

A well known old Gallian and prominent politician of Punjab, Raja Ashfaq Sarwar passed away on 11th of April, 2020.

Raja Ashfaq Sarwar was a member of the Board of Governors Lawrence College and former MPA. Principal Lawrence College, faculty and Gallians express their sincerest condolences at the death of an illustrious old Gallian.

May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

A Senior Old Gallian Passes Away

One of the illustrious Gallian, Col Muhammad Asghar (1950-1953), passed away on 13th March 2020. He was a Senior Old Gallian and a very talented professional. The Principal, faculty and Gallians express their sincerest grief to the family and friends of Col Muhammad Asghar. May Allah grant him high rank in Jannah.

Former President OGAB Mr. John Walker Passes away

The Gallian family has learnt with great sadness of the  passing away in Manchester, England of a  distinguished old Gallian – John Walker (Walker House, 1940-1947).  He was 87 years at the time of his demise.  His funeral will take place at Guildford Crematorium  on Friday 3rd April, 2020.  John was a very dedicated Gallian and  regularly visited his alma mater while his health permitted.  For many years he was the organiser and secretary  of the UK Chapter of old Gallians.  His hospitality and welcoming nature will be dearly missed by old Gallians who visited him in England.  His forefathers too had been associated with Lawrence College, in one way or the other.

The Principal, Staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of John Walker.

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Mr. Najam Us Saqib Hashmi Passes Away

The Principal, faculty and students of Lawrence College express their sincere condolence to the family of Mr. Najam Us Saqib Hashmi, former faculty member Senior School (1963 to 1983). Mr. Najam Us Saqib passed away on 2nd January, 2020.

During his stay at Lawrence College, he held many offices. He was Controller of Examinations, Head of Biology Department and Housemaster Jinnah House from 1979 to 1983. Mr. Najam was a talented teacher and an excellent human being. He possessed a methodical mind and was a highly disciplined person. His colleagues remember him with fond memories. May Allah grant him high rank in Jannah.

Tribute to A Proud Gallian Mr. Shaukat Nawaz Raja (late)

A special assembly was held in the Senior School to remember the services and life of a legendary old Gallian Mr. Shaukat Nawaz Raja (late) on 20th November, 2019. The faculty and students of Senior School attended the assembly.

The assembly was conducted by the Deputy Head boy, Wisal Akber. It started with recitation from the Holy Quran by Abdul Aziz from Class X and translation by Salman Javed from Class IX. Sameer Ali from Class VIII presented the ‘Gallian Code of Honour’.

Saad Sakhawat from Class XII highlighted different aspects of the life of Mr. Shaukat Nawaz Raja (late). He said that one of the distinguished old Gallians, Mr. Shaukat Nawaz Raja, was a renowned name in the architectural milieu at home and abroad. He spent 37 years of meritorious service in promotion of architecture. Even after becoming a renowned architect of the country, he always felt pride in being a Gallian. He always cherished the moments he spent at GG and recognized the role of the excellent environment of the College and his teachers in his grooming. Talking of his life at Lawrence College, Mr. Shaukat Nawaz said that his stay at Lawrence College exposed him to an enviable environment; academic, physical and social. Recalling the role of his teachers and the environment of LC, Mr. Shaukat remarked, “Mr. Naseer, our mathematics teacher made wizards out of us. Mr. Hamid Saeed put soul into us. Mr. Walter read Shakespeare, Hardy and Hemmingway to us refining our expression and encouraging us to join the Dramatics Club. Mr. Shaukat would talk of the College premises, he would say, “The campus was itself well planned and a beautiful example of architecture. It inspired me a lot and I was well-versed with the dorms and windows. Our science laboratories were well equiped and we had a good science museum with one of the finest collections of butterflies and swallows. The cool weather and fresh environment ever inspired us to learn ‘to see’, honing our senses of observation, sparking an eternal quest for creative learning.”

Addressing the fellow Gallians, Saad told them that purpose of the gathering, along with remembering a blessed soul, is to make all of them realize that it is the right time to benefit from excellent academic environment of the College in one of the most beautiful campuses of the country. At the end of his speech, he prayed for Mr. Shaukat Nawaz and his high rank in Jannah.

After speech by Saad Sakhawat, dua for Mr. Shaukat Nawaz was offered by Mr. Ahmed Abdullah, Lecturer Senior School.

Mr Amer Khalil Passes Away

One of the illustrious Gallian, Mr. Amer Khalil, passed away on 22 October, 2019. Mr. Amer was a senior banker and a very talented professional. He has also been a member of the Board of Governors of Lawrence College. He was delivering his lecture in his class at ICMAP Lahore when he got pain in chest. It was that cardiac arrest which proved fatal and Mr. Amer left for the next abode.

Mr. Amer had a loving and kind nature. He was always ready to help anyone whenever and whatever way he could. He had also planned to come to LCGG, in the next week, for counselling of Gallians regarding the fields of finance and accountancy.

The Principal, faculty and Gallians express their sincerest grief to the family and friends of Mr. Amer Khalil. We pray for his forgiveness and high rank in Jannah. May the blessed soul rest in peace.

Mr Aurangzeb Abbasi, Former Accounts Officer, Leaves this Abode

Aurangzeb sbAurangzeb Abbasi, Former Accounts Officer (1972-2013) passed away on 15th of April, 2019. The Principal, staff and students express their heartfelt condolence to the family of Mr Aurangzeb. He served Lawrence College for forty-one years with dedication and devotion. May Allah forgive him and grant him high rank in Jannah.

Mr M Rashid Ahmad, Former Bursar LCGG, Passes Away

Mr M Rashid Ahmad, Bursar LCGG (1956-1996) passed away on 12th of April, 2019. The Principal, staff and  Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the bereaved family. He rendered forty long years meritoriously with spotless service to the institute with great devotion and zeal. May Allah bless his soul and grant him high rank in Jannah.

Daud Bukhari Leaves us Grieved and Shocked

The tragic and sad news of the death of former science teacher Prep School, Syed Daud Bukhari left the students, staff and Principal deeply shocked and grieved.

Daud Bukhari joined the Prep School of Lawrence College on 2nd July, 2015 and left on 15th August, 2017 for China for his PhD programme. He was a very talented teacher and an excellent human being. Though his stay at GG was short, but his students have a lot of fond memories about him and regard him as an outstanding teacher.

The Principal, staff and students express their sincere concern and condolence to the family of Daud Bukhari. We pray for his forgiveness and high rank in Jannah.

A Senior Old Gallian Passes Away

Mr. Gul Muhammad Khan, old Gallian and life member of OGAP Karachi Chapter, passed away on 24th of January, 2019. Mr. Gul Muhammad joined Lawrence College in Class VI in 1935 in Dane House and left the College after Inter in 1941. He was the oldest and seniormost  Gallian till his demise. Mr. Gul Muhammad Khan served in Pakistan Navy with great distinction and was highly respected by everyone. He looked after his extended family with great care and compassion and lived a very dignified life. The Principal, faculty and Gallians express their sincere condolence to the bereaved family and friends of Mr. Gul Muhammad Khan. May Allah bless his soul in eternal peace and grant him high rank in Jannah.

Brig. Rao Abid Hameed (Retd) Passes Away

Brig. Rao Abid Hameed (Retd) former president (OGAP) passed away on 07-12-18. He joined Lawrence College in 1949 (Walker House) and got his Intermediate Certificate in 1956. He was an excellent human being, a thorough gentleman and a great cavalry soldier. He took part in two wars of 1965 and 1971. He also served the nation as a highly respected Human Rights Activist. The Principal, Staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Brig. Rao Abid (Retd). May Allah bless him in eternity and grant him highest ranks in Jannat.

Shaukat Nawaz Raja, an Eminent Old Gallian, Passes Away

Mr. Shaukat Nawaz Raja, SC 63 Walker House, an Eminent Architect, passed away on 13th of November, 2018. The Principal, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Mr. Shaukat. May Allah bless his soul and grant him highest rank in Jannah.

Former HMPS, Mr. Yousaf Qureshi, Passes Away

Mr. Yousaf Qureshi, Former Headmaster Prep School, passed away on 29th of October, 2018.  Mr. Qureshi joined Lawrence College in 1955 and worked as a teacher,  housemaster and as Headmaster Prep School (1987–1989). His wife, Helen Qureshi, also worked as a teacher for quite some time.

The Principal, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Mr. Yousaf Qureshi. May Allah bless his soul and grant him highest rank in Jannah.

Lt Col. (Retd) Hamid Jan Passes Away

Lt Col. (Retd) Hamid Jan, old Gallian SC 66, passed away in Peshawar on 23 June, 2018.  Col. Hamid belonged to Charsadda District. His friends remember him as an efficient cavalry officer and a thorough gentleman.

The Principal, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Col. (Retd) Hamid Jan. May the departed soul rest in peace.

Mr. Qamar-uz-Zaman Wamiq Passes Away

Mr Qamar Zaman WamiqMr. Qamar-uz-Zaman Wamiq, former Urdu teacher Senior School passed away on 2nd of June, 2018. He taught at the Senior School from 1966 to 1984.

Mr. Qamar Wamiq was an excellent poet and his students regard him as one of the best Urdu teachers who nourished the students around him with faith and love. His pupils still cherish his poem about the College, published in the Gallian 1971, with the title ‘Tarana-e-College’ that starts as ‘Akash pe teri shama jali, Ae Lawrence College Ghora Gali’.

The Principal, faculty and Gallians are saddened to hear the news of the death of Mr. Qamar-uz-Zaman Wamiq and express their sincere condolence to the bereaved family for the great loss. We pray for his forgiveness and high rank in Jannah. May his soul rest in peace.

Former Headmaster Senior School Rahat Javed Qazi Passes Away

Rahet Javed Qazi

Mr. Rahat Javed Qazi, former Headmaster Senior School passed away on 24th of December, 2017. Hundreds of people including his colleagues and students from across the country attended the funeral of the legendary teacher.

Mr. Qazi joined the English Department of Lawrence College in 1970. He served the College from 1970 to 1976 and again from 1982 to 2000. He served the College as a teacher, housemaster, headmaster and Director of Studies to the best of his abilities till his retirement. He was an outstanding and highly respected teacher who taught and groomed the students around him with love and faith. He always viewed LCGG as his home and had many fond memories for the College. He frequently visited GG until his health allowed him. Thousands of his students will always remember him as a great educator and mentor.

Principal Lawrence College, faculty, staff and students express their deepest grief on the sad demise of this great educationalist. May Allah bless his soul in eternal peace and grant him the highest rank in Jannah.

An eminent old Gallian Brigadier Jaffar passes away

Brig Jaffar

We are grieved at the sad news of the death of a distinguished old Gallian, Brig. (Retd) Jaffar Khan, Peake House 1949 – 1957. He lost his battle with cancer and passed away on 11th May, 2017. He was affectionately known as Jeff by his friends and colleagues.

Brigadier Jaffar distinguished himself at PMA and won the Sword of Honour. He was commissioned in Guides Cavalry and went on to serve meritoriously in Pakistan Army for thirty years. He was appointed as Adjutant and Commandant of the then President’s Bodyguard. He was Chief Instructor at the Command and Staff College Quetta, and was also selected for the RCDS course in the UK. He will always be remembered as a thorough gentleman and an outstanding officer.

The Principal, staff and students express their sincerest condolence to the bereaved family and friends of Brigadier Jaffar. May his soul rest in peace.

Col. Nisar A Khan (Wright House 1958) Passes Away

Col Nisar A Khan (Gabby)

Col. Nisar A Khan (Wright House 1958), 15 Punjab Regiment, sadly lost his battle with cancer which he had fought for many years and died on 28th of February, 2017. He was affectionately known as ‘Gabby’ by his friends and colleagues. He was buried in his native village near Kotli Sattiyan the same day. Col. Nisar was a distinguished and active old Gallian who regularly attended different alumni gatherings.

The Principal, staff and students express their sincerest condolence to the bereaved family and friends of Col. Nisar A Khan. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

A distinguished old Gallian Major General Muhammad Arshad passes away

We are grieved at the news of the death of a distinguished old Gallian Major General (Retd) Muhammad Arshad, Headboy 1957-58 (son of Ch. Abdul Hamid, Former Principal GG). He passed away in Islamabad on 16th of February, 2017.

The Principal, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Major General (Retd) Muhammad Arshad. May the departed soul rest in peace.

Dr Malik Abdul Qadir of Inter '79 departs for heavenly abode

Dr Abdul Qadir MalikWe are highly grieved to learn about the sad demise of Dr. Malik Abdul Qadir (Inter 1979, Iqbal House).  He died on 12th September, 2016 at his home town, Sialkot. The Principal, faculty, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Dr. Malik Abdul Qadir.

Dr. Malik Abdul Qadir had great affiliation with his alma mater. It is also worth mentioning that he has been generously and continuously donating for the welfare fund for the College junior staff. The Principal specially visited his home in Sialkot to condole with his family members and participate in his ‘Qul’.

Col Anwar Khan Amir (SC 58, Wightwick House) passes away

Col Anwar Khan Amir (SC 58, Wightwick House) left us for his Heavenly abode on Wednesday 27 July 2016. His Namaz e Janaza was held at Army Graveyard Rawalpindi on 28th July 2016. He was popular with both his army colleagues and Gallians. Allah may grant him a place in Jannat ul Firdous. Ameen.

Ch Ghias Mela, Former Federal Minister, passes away

A very distinguished Old Gallian, Ch Ghias Mela, sadly passed away on 27 June 2015 following a heart surgery in Texas, USA.

During his hugely successful political career, he served as a Federal Minister in various capacities. Ghias Mela was from Inter ’79. Two of his cousin brothers are also Gallians, Mansoor Mela from Inter ’79 and Bilal Mela from Inter ’80.

The Principal, Inter ’79 classmates, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Ch Ghias Mela.

May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

A distinguished Old Gallian and a seasoned politician Lala Nisar Muhammad Khan passes away

Mr Nisar Muhammad KhanThe heart-rending news of the death of a distinguished old Gallian Lala Nisar Muhammad Khan (Former Senator and Federal Minister) has sent a wave of grief to everyone at Lawrence College. He passed away on Tuesday 23 February 2016 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

During his political career, he held several important positions, including that of Federal Minister for Railways in Muhammad Khan Junejo’s government. He was also a Federal Minister for Housing in the 2008 caretaker set-up ahead of elections that year.

The Principal, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Nisar Muhammad Khan.

May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

Ian Robert Metthews (Bob), 1941- 1948 at LCGG, Prefect Peake House, passed away on 27 November 2013

We are grieved to get the sad news of the demise of Ian Robert Matthews through John Walker’s newsletter. Ian Robert Metthews (Bob), Peake House 1941- 1948, passed away on 27 November 2013 at his home in Rudgwick, Sussex UK. Bob was prefect of Peake House in 1947 and 1948. Mr. John Walker, President OGAB, attended the memorial service which was a wonderful celebration of his life with the flags of the Great Britain and Pakistan flying side by side outside the church. Bob was a close friend of Bashir Ahmed, Head Boy 1948 and is remembered by all his friends with great affection.

The Principal, the faculty, staff and Gallians expressed their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Bob Matthews.

May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

Helen Brewin, the last Headgirl at LCGG, passed away on Tuesday 26 February 2014

We are grieved to learn the sad news of demise of Helen Brewin. She died on Tuesday 26 February 2014. Helen had the honour of being the last Headgirl at LCGG.

She had the singular honour of hoisting the Pakistan flag in the morning assembly of 14 August 1947 and brought down the Union Jack. Her late husband Mr. Bill Lyons of Wright House had died much before her.

The Principal, the faculty, staff and all Gallians expressed their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Helen Brewin.

May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.