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Saint Patrick's High School
, Karachi , Sindh , Pakistan
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi
16 May 1861
Rev. J.A. Willy
Fr. Nobert Mendonca
St Patrick's High School, is a Roman Catholic school located in Saddar Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The school has produced well known leaders and personalities, these include two Cardinals of the Catholic Church, two Prime Ministers of Pakistan, two Chief Ministers of Sindh, (The leader of the BJP party in India is also a Patrician) and mayors of Karachi. The school is owned by The Roman Catholic Church and managed by the Catholic Board Of Education in Pakistan. The current Principal is Br. Lawrence.
History [ edit ]
St. Patrick’s was established on May 6, 1861, and officially registered as a high school in 1867. Its founder was Rev. J.A. Willy of the Society of Jesus (the
Jesuits), who controlled the school till June 1935. It was then taken over by the Franciscan order till 6 October 1950. Since 1950 it has had Pakistani principals belonging to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Karachi. [1 ]
To commemorate the 125 years of the School, the Pakistan Post Office issued a special stamp in 1987.
Notable teachers [ edit ]
Patrick Mendes, Olympic hockey player and teacher for over 50 years.
[3 ] Fr. Achilles Meersman OFM, Principal 1935-38.
Jacob Harris [5 ]
O. B. Nazareth
Liberius Pieterse, translator of the Bible into Urdu
D'Arcy D'Souza, Principal
Joseph Cordeiro, First Cardinal of Pakistan Katie Gomes,
awarded [6 ] Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal for 50 Years of Service in Catholic Education.
Stephen Raymond, Principal for 25 years Fr
J B Todd
Simon D’Lima, maths teacher [7 ]
Norma Fernandes, Tamgha-i-Imtiaz for 50 years of service to education [8 ]
James deSouza, Priest for over 50 years
Anthony Theodore Lobo, Bishop Emeritus of Islamabad-Rawalpindi
Joseph Paul, Principal
Yolande Henderson, former headmistress of the O’ Levels [9 ]
Notable alumni [ edit ]
Politicians [ edit ]
Lal Krishna Advani, former Deputy Prime Minister of India and co-founder of Bharatiya Janata Party in India [10 ]
Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan [10 ]
Khurshid Kasuri, former Pakistani Foreign Minister [10 ]
Nabil Gabol, Federal Minister and politician [11 ]
Manuel Misquita, former Mayor of Karachi [12 ] Rais Munir Ahmed
Mahmoud Haroon, former Mayor of Karachi [13 ]
Yusuf Mahmood, Governor of West Pakistan [12 ]
Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan and co chairman of Pakistan peoples party
Muhammad Khan Junejo, former Prime Minister Of Pakistan [12 ]
Muhammad Ayub Khuhro, Chief Minister of Sindh. [12 ]
Shahnawaz Bhutto, senior politician [13 ] Illahi Bakhsh, senior politician
Yusuf Haroon, former Sindh Chief Minister [13 ] [14 ]
Jam Sadiq Ali, former Chief Minister of Sindh [13 ] Jam Yousuf Ali, former Chief Minister of Balochistan
[13 ] Meer Hazaar Khan Bijrani, former federal minister
Pir Mazhar Ul Haq, senior minister of education [6 ]
Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, Foreign Minister of Pakistan from 2002 to 2007 [15 ] Aneel Ahsan Khan, Former Senior Network Engineer, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Pervez Musharraf, founder of APML [17 ]
Academics and researchers [ edit ]
Adil Najam, International Relations, Environment and Diplomacy scholar [18 ] Eng.
Izhar Haider, Founder of Shiekh Khalifa Bin Zayed Arab Pakistani School, Abu Dhabi
Military [ edit ]
Sportsmen [ edit ]
Peter Paul Fernandes, 1936 Olympic hockey gold medallist [6 ] Patrick Mendes, Olympic hockey player and teacher for over 50 years.
Jack Britto, 1952 Olympics hockey player [6 ] [21 ]
Wallis Mathias, test cricketer [6 ]
John Permal, fastest human in Pakistan 1964 to 1974 [22 ]
Danish Kaneria, Test Cricketer [23 ]
Javed Miandad, Test Cricketer [23 ]
Antao D'Souza, Test Cricketer, made his debut against West Indies in 1959 at Karachi [6 ]
Michael Rodrigues, five-time national table tennis champion [24 ] Milton D’Mello, 1948 Olympics hockey player
[21 ] [[haider ali
]], Test Cricketer
Judiciary [ edit ]
G. M. Lobo, former
High Court Judge [12 ] Edward Raymond, former High Court Judge
[12 ] Herman Raymond, former High Court Judge
[12 ] lmdad Agha, High Court Judge
[12 ] Zahid Aslam, High Court Judge
[12 ] Justice Valliani, High Court Judge.
Wajihuddin Ahmed, Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court [25 ] Justice
Ajmal Mian, former Chief Justice of Pakistan [13 ]
Civil service [ edit ]
Joseph D'MelIo, former Chairman of the Railway Board
Businessmen [ edit ]
Educationists [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d e f g h The Express Tribune May 6, 2011
^ "125 Years of St. Patrick\'s School".
^ a b Indian Express June 5, 2005
^ Diehl, Katharine Smith (August 1978). "Review: Catholic Religious Orders in South Asia (1500-1835)". The Journal of Asian Studies. Association for Asian Studies. pp. 699–711 . Retrieved 2011-12-03.
^ Dawn August 21, 2008
^ a b c d e f g Dawn May 1, 2011
^ The Express Tribune, December 12, 2013
^ Tribune August 14, 2013
^ Dawn 16 October 2011
^ a b c d Sarwar, Beena (2005-06-05). "Time has not changed Advani's alma mater". The Hindu . Retrieved 2009-06-02.
^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o 125 Years of St Patrick's High School Paknetmag 15 August 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2011
^ a b c d e f g h i j  Generals and politicians of last 150 years, Dawn, 5 May 2011
^  Daily Times, 14 Feb 2011
^ a b June 5, 2005 The Indian Express
^  Old Patricians Official Website - Class of 1991
^ All Pakistan Muslim League
^  The Express Tribune, St. Patrick's High School Turns 150 Today, 6 May 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2011
^ Fools and Infantrymen: One View of History 1923-1993, E.A.Vas, Kartikeya Publications, Meerut (UP)
^ The Christian Voice, Karachi, July 12, 1998
^ a b c  Randon Thoughts by Menin Rodrigues
^  Dawn 21 Aug 2008
^ a b  ESPN Cricinfo Apr 2005
^ The Christian Voice, Karachi, August 14, 2008
^ "Dawn 7 November 1999".
^ "The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church" . Retrieved 2009-06-02.
^ "Prime Minister Junejo Heads Alumni Of 125-Year-Old St. Patrick's School".
^ Catholic Hierarchy - Lobo
^ Pakistan’s King of Masalas spins his own magic April 27, 2008 The News
^ Institute of Business Administration website
External links [ edit ]