Karachi: Growing up in a small village, Qalooburiro near Daharki, in Ghotki district of Sindh, the only thing Javaid remembers being passionate about was working, not as a plant technician or maintenance guy, but working as a manager at one of the industrial set-ups in his hometown. Early on in school, he had found out that in order to be a plant operator in any nearby fertiliser plant or industry, he had to be at least an FSc graduate. However, in order to obtain a higher post, for example that of a general manager or even a CEO, it was required that candidates graduate from university. And Javaid was a dreamer who dared to dream big.
Javaid graduated from what is arguably the toughest engineering programme worldwide. What’s more, he was amongst the top 10 in his class.
“My parents cried, as did many other villagers. I am the first chemical engineering graduate in my entire village. No one believed it was possible, but anything is possible if you dream big,” said Javaid.
Javaid got many job offers, one even in Dubai, but he wasn’t about to leave Pakistan. He chose to stay back in the country that had given him the Pakistani dream. Engro Fertilizer hired him as a graduate trainee engineer. Javaid is the first chemical engineer in the entire district.