Anita Ghulam Ali
A prominent name in the educational circle of Pakistan
For someone so closely associated with the education sector for decades Professor Anita Ghulam Ali was a prominent and proverbial personality in that circle of Pakistan.
She began working as an English newscaster at Radio Pakistan and remained associated with for around two decades.
In 1961 Ali began teaching microbiology at Sindh Muslim College. In those days, the college catered to just boys, and most of them belonged to the under-privileged class. Having taught at the SMC from 1960 to 1985, Ali had a vantage view of the scenario when academic institutions were nationalised.
Served as education minister of Sindh and chief executive of Sindh Education Foundation Ali also served in an advisory role on education to the Governor Sindh.
Professor Ali was a recipient of the Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Benazir Excellence award. She represented Pakistan at various international forums of education and development.
Anita Ghulam Ali was brought up by her maternal grandmother in Panjgani, a hill station in Maharashtra, India in the Western Ghats. She passed away in Karachi.
Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan