Masood was a
remarkable athlete. During his last year, he was
of the College
Athletics team and had the college colour in
athletics. He was also a member of the
Famous Forties of
He was into
athletics and other games throughout his stay at
Petaro. He was also the captain of the Iqbal House
athletics team from 1969-1971, and was a member of
the house teams for hockey, football and cricket.
In addition, he was a member of the riding club.
His main strength in
athletics was the 100m and 200m race. He held the
record in junior athletics for 200m race of 23.2
During 9th class, he
was also a prefect in Iqbal House.
After leaving Petaro, Masood was selected to join
Pakistan Army and Air Force. However, he had to
forego the opportunity due to difficult family
circumstances. The family had been facing
financial difficulties even before he had joined
Petaro. Their home in Sialkot had been turned into
rubble during the 1965 during bombings.
1971-1977, Masood moved to Larkana to work along
side his uncle as a site supervisor. He could not
even go for higher studies.
He moved to
Rawalpindi in 1977, and set up a steel fabrication
workshop under the name of Union Steel. This
allowed him barely make his two ends meet, and get
his children to acquire education. In 2002, he set
up a firm as a general order supplier for
government departments under the name of Masood
Engineering. He continues to do this work.
Masood is now
settled down at Rawalpindi with his family.