‘My Comrade in Arms – Capt Syed Hassan Zaheer Shaheed, Sitara-e-Jurat’

A tribute to Capt Syed Hassan Zaheer Shaheed, 26 Cavalry. By Maj Gen Syed Ali Hamid, 39th PMA Long Course Editor’s Note: Maj Gen Syed Ali Hamid (retd) is from Armoured Corps. After the retirement, he has settled in Rawalpindi. In 1968 three of us were commissioned into 26 Cavalry which was in the process of being […]

‘Ajji Bhai’

In memory of Ajji Bhai Lt Col Muhammad Ajmal Khan (Late). Brig (R) Kamran Shariff, Sind (2nd SSC) Editor’s Note: Brig Kamran Shariff (Retd) was commissioned in 45 Punjab Regt (now 5 Sindh) in July 1972. After the retirement, he has settled in Islamabad.  He expressed his subtle humour with a hint of mischief and […]

‘My Father; Maj Gen Iftikhar Ahmad Kingravi (Late)’

In memory of Maj Gen Iftikhar Ahmad Kingravi (Late). By Maj Gen Waqar Ahmad Kingravi (R), 50th PMA Editor’s Note: Maj Gen Waqar Ahmad Kingravi (Retd) was commissioned in 26 Punjab Regt in Oct 1974 and joined Army Aviation in the early stage of his service. After the retirement, he has settled in DHA Islamabad. […]

Major Muhammad Abbas Ali (1921-2009), ‘Charity Walker from Pakistan’

In memory of Major Muhammad Abbas Ali (Late). By Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema (r), 2nd SSC Editor’s Note: Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema (retd), the Editor of this website (Native Pakistan), is from Air Def/Avn. After the retirement, he has settled in DHA Phase 2, Islamabad. Recently a friend living in Toronto told me […]

Contact Numbers of PP&A Dte, PS Dte, CORO and CMA (OP)

PPA Dte CORO CMA OP PS Dte. As Army PASCOM numbers cannot be accessed from PTCL/Mobile phones, retired officers/officers on LPR and NOK of Shuhda/deceased officers find difficulty in contacting PP&A Dte (GHQ), CORO (GHQ) and CMA (Officers Pension) for pension and other related matters. Here are the PTCL/Mobile Numbers for the convenience of all the […]

Urdu Poetry | ‘Munn Ki Payas’

Urdu Poetry By Lt Col Fazal Dad (Retd), 58th PMA L/C Editor’s Note: Lt Col Fazal Dad was commissioned in 9 Medium Regt Arty in March 1979. He commanded 171 Medium Regt Arty. He retired in 2006 and has settled in Rawalpindi. He has earned his MBA degree from NUST. He writes good Urdu Poetry. Related […]

‘Army Officer with his Heart on the Right Side’

By Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema, Retd (2nd SSC) Editor’s Note: Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema (R) was commissioned in 75 LAA Regt in July 1972. He also served in Avn for 8 years. After the retirement, he has settled in DHA Islamabad. He is Editor of a website ‘Native Pakistan’. Maj Shahzad Saroia (R) belongs […]

Books by Pakistani Army Officers

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‘CPEC – Cuisine En route!’

By Lt Col Moneir Aslam, Retd (1st SSC) Editor’s Note: Lt Col Moneir Aslam (Retd) was commissioned in a LAA Regt in April 1972. After the retirement, he has settled in Rawalpindi. Back in time an Army institution (502 Central Workshop EME) in Rawalpindi cantonment, developed a beautiful park in the vast adjoining lands. They […]

List of Chiefs of Army Staff of Pakistan Army (1947 to date)

List of Pakistan Army Chiefs. By Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema, Retd (2nd SSC): This article about Pakistan Army Chiefs mentions the tenure of each COAS, his course, Army number, and parent unit. First two Pakistan Army Chiefs were British officers. List of Pakistan Army Chiefs (1947 to date) C-in-C (Commander-in-Chief) of Pakistan Army 1.  ?? […]