Dr Muhammad Sadiq – the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of the Sadiq Group of Companies, Rawalpindi Pakistan, and the pioneer president of World’s Poultry Science Association (Pakistan Branch) for 25 years – is sadly no longer with us. A dedicated professional credited with instituting modern poultry in Pakistan, he left us at the height of his creative and entrepreneurial acumen on October 23, 2020. He was buried in the presence of thousands of people in the H-11 Graveyard at Islamabad, Pakistan.
Dr Muhammad Sadiq was born in Khanewal, Punjab (Pakistan) on July 11, 1950. He graduated from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan in 1974. As a professional, his focus was always on adopting the latest technology and updated operational techniques, enabling him to establish his first poultry farm in 1975, and upgrading it to the status of Sadiq Poultry (Private) Limited on September 17, 2004. Currently, the strength of his company exceeds 5700 personnel. In addition to competing and setting high standards in the industry, Dr Muhammad Sadiq has served as the Chairman of the Pakistan Poultry Association. His notable contributions to the advancement of poultry science in society, and efforts in heading the Pakistan Branch of WPSA as its President, resulted in him being awarded appreciation and a gold medal by the organisation. Dr Muhammad Sadiq also deserves credit for designing a rich outreach academic program in Pakistan, establishing multiple poultry science clubs in 12 universities of Pakistan. In addition to organising three successful international conferences in Pakistan, he is also credited with holding multiple industry-related training sessions and events throughout the country. Last, but not the least, as a philanthropist, he has supported a multitude of student scholarships on a regular basis through his humanitarian venture, Doctor Sadiq Foundation (DSF), to support education.
Dr Muhammad Sadiq will always be remembered nationally for his great impact and innovative vision, by everyone associated with the poultry industry. He has left us his legacy to build upon and will always live in our hearts.
Dr Nasir Mukhtar and Dr Gulraiz Ahmad