Omar Asghar Khan
(3 July 1953 - 25 June 2002) was a Pakistan economist
, political scientist
. A professor of Philosophy, Politics
at the Quaid-i-Azam University
, he was the founder of Qaumi Jamhoori Party (National Democratic Party).
The son of Amina Shamsi (from Delhi
) and Air Marshal
(retd) Mohammad Asghar Khan
, Omar belonged to an Afridi (Pashtun)(Malikdinkhail tribe) family from Tirah Khyber Agency
which settled in Kashmir
, and then after partition, in Abbottabad
. Omar started his education from Peshawer Middle School, continuing in Habib Public School, Karachi, when his father retired from the PAF (Pakistan Air Force
) and became Chairperson of PIA (Pakistan International Airlines
). His schooling completed in APS (Abbottabad Public School
) where he did his FSC. Omar excelled in sports in these institutions; "In his school days he was well-known for his exceptional sporting talents. He captained the school's swimming & hockey." Omar had a lively sense of humor and kind, gentle temperament.
Education, Career in Academia and Pakistan Army
Omar joined the Pakistan Army
in 1971 and left it at the rank of a captain in 1973 because of the military action in Baluchistan by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
. He then gained a Bachelors Degree in Economics
from the University of Essex
, and a M.Phil.
in Economics from the University of Cambridge
, before returning to Pakistan in 1979. From 1980-83 he... Read More