Taufique attended a Catholic missionary school in Karachi. He moved to the United States in January 1975 to attend the University of Texas at Arlington. There he received a degree in mechanical engineering. Upon graduating he went to work as a mechanical engineer. The company he worked for in Augusta, Georgia relocated him to Birmingham in 1989.
Taufique and his wife, Rita, have four children and nine grandchildren.
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