Dr Ghulam Sarwar was the founder [mu’assis] and DrAbid Ali Khan the senior Professor [Ustad-i Buzurg] of the Persian Department, University of Karachi. The second generation of Persian Department teachers were all pupils of this illustrious pair mentioned above. The Persian Department was on the same floor as the English Department and its energetic and considerate peon ShoaibUllah used to prepare excellent tea which was liked by all teachers of the neighboring departments.
A symbol of Eastern culture, Oriental learning and civilized Islamic values, Professor Ali MohsinSiddiqui, M.A. in Islamic Studies, M.A. Arabic, M.A. Persian, was a long-time teacher of the Islamic sciences in the Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Karachi, who became Dean of the said Faculty and headed it with distinction.