During his days at Petaro, Farook was the Chess
Champion and was also a member of the Honour
After leaving Petaro, Farook joined NED University
and graduated as an Electronics Engineer in 1987.
He then went to Bangkok, Thailand and completed
his Masters in Computers in 1989 and a
Post-Graduate Diploma in 1990 from the Asian
Institute of Technology (AIT).
Before going to Bangkok, Farook worked briefly
with the National Institute of Electronics (NIE),
Islamabad as a Researcher and with SNGPL, Multan
as Operations Engineer. After completing his
masters from AIT, he then moved to California and
worked with Topaz Custom Computer Systems for
three years as Member and Director, R&D.
In 1993, he returned to Islamabad and joined Manco
Tech (Pvt) Ltd. as Director. The company was
involved in development of sofware.
In 1998, he then became the Chief Operating
Officer of CSoft (Pvt) Ltd., a company that he
helped in founding, and based in Islamabad. The
company was involved in software development for
the export market and was also operating as a call
In 2002, he then moved to Karachi and became the
Chief Operating Officer of AMZ Access (Pvt) Ltd.,
which had a similar operation as CSoft. It also
had branch operations in the USA as well.
2006, Farook established his own
company by the name of Syna Systems, Inc. He was
the President of the company.
His work meant a lot
of air travel. He used to fly often between
Karachi and Islamabad.
On 28 July 2010
morning, he was on board the fateful Air Blue
flight no. 202 from Karachi to Islamabad. The
weather was bad at Islamabad and it was raining.
After a few attempts, the flight was attempting to
land when it crashed into the side of Margalla
Hills around 10am. All of the 146 passengers and 6
crew members perished including Farook Ali Khan.
Another Petarian Syed Ashiq Hussain Shah, 203/Ayub
was on board the same flight and who also died.
Farook was one of
the finest of people and a thorough gentleman. He
participated in Petarian events including the
Petarian Convention 2004 and the Golden Jubilee
Celebrations in 2007. He always supported
other Petarians and would help them with jobs and
other forms of assistance.
May Allah grant
Farook the choicest place in Jannatul Firdaus.
It was an honour to have known him during the last
nearly 12 years of his life.