Jubilee Celebration of P.A.F. Public School Sargodha
|Date of Issue (October 10, 2003)||
PAF School Sargodha was established in December 1953 as an RPAF Public
School, under contract with a British company - Air Services Training
(AST) Ltd. Before independence the present college campus was known as
dhoop sari meaning 'sun burnt'. It was originally picked as a site for
a Government College, but the Prime Minister Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan agreed
to let the PAF establish its school instead.
December 1957, Mr. Sprawson left Pakistan on completion of his contract
and Mr. G Stott, the deputy headmaster, took over as principal. In February
he was transferred to Lower Topa as principal and Mr. Hugh Catchpole was
appointed as principal of the Sargodha School. In 1967 the institution
was raised to the intermediate level and renamed PAF College Sargodha.
At this time Mr. Catchpole's tenure came to an end. He served as a highly
dedicated principal and had been a great stabilizing factor for the institution.
Mr. A Rahman Quraishi, who served the longest and most eventful sixteen
years as principal, succeeded him.
September 1973 Air Headquarters decided to change the status of the college
and make it a part of the PAF Academy. The PAF soon realized the necessity
of the role of nurseries PAF College Sargodha had been playing and in
1990 the Chief of Air Staff; Air Chief Marshal Hakimullah took the decision
of reviving PAF College Sargodha. Since then the college has been functioning
smoothly and performing its primary task of grooming young boys to join
Former Sargodhians had made a significant contribution during the two lndo-Pak wars. Four Srgodhians were decorated with Sitara-e-Jurat, two received Tamgha-e-Jurat while four made the supreme sacrifice of their lives in the defence of Pakistan.
Institution has made a tremendous contribution by producing quality young
men who have done well in all walks of life; be it the armed forces or
the Civil Bureaucracy, Sargodhians have given an excellent account of
themselves and taken up the mantle to face any challenge offered.
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