KARACHI: Senior Aaligarian breathed his last after protracted illness at the age of 90. Engr. Muhammad Adil Usman, Chancellor of Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology and, President AMUOBA and members, shared their heartfelt condolences over the sad demise of Engr. Bashir A. Malik and termed it a great loss to the Aligarians and the university that has created a void which will be difficult to fill for a long time.
Expressing his profound grief and sorrow in a condolence meeting held to recall his services, Chancellor Usman said: “We have lost a great friend and companion.” Late Bashir Malik’s efforts for the promotion of quality education in the Sir Syed University as a member of its Governing Body were commendable.
He said late Bashir has been the Chief Technical Advisor at the United Nations and World Bank. He also worked as Director Tarbela Dam Indus Basin Project. He wrote many books including the famous “Indus Water Treat in Retrospect”.
Usman told that Bashir A. Malik was also acknowledged as a philanthropist and his welfare services are unforgettable. He gave a huge donation to Sir Syed University for the construction of state of the art auditorium at the campus where different programmes and seminars are held for students and the faculty. The Bashir A. Malik auditorium is named after him.
Registrar Syed Abrar Ali said Bashir A. Malik was not only an engineer but he was also a known social reformer. He was always ready to help needy people. He gave huge funds to the school for special children for its extension and construction of new campus.
In the end Hafiz Arsalan prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.