‘Munn ki Payas’

Urdu Poem, 'Munn ki Payas' by Lt Col Fazal Dad, 58th PMA

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. Related Pages: Army Blog (Retired Officers) Pakistan […]

‘Army Officer with his Heart on the Right Side’

Maj Shahzad Saroia (Retd), Air Def, 16th OTS Course

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

Book by Maj Gen Masood Burki (27th PMA L/C) : "Blue Print for Stable and Viable Pakistan"

Please click any of the following links to read the books written by Army officers.

‘CPEC – Cuisine En route!’

Mini Train for children in Zia Park (Test Track Park), Lalazar, Rawalpindi

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)

Pictures of 16 Army Chiefs of Pakistan Army - List and Images of COAS from Pakistan Army

By Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema, Retd (2nd SSC) List of Army Chiefs (1947 to date) C-in-C (Commander-in-Chief) of Pakistan Army 1.  ?? Gen Sir Frank Messervy (Aug 15, 1947 – Feb 10, 1948) Parent unit: 9th Hodson’s Horse. 2.  IA-38 Gen Sir Douglas Gracey (Feb 11, 1948 – Jan 16, 1951) Parent unit: 1st Gurkha Rifles. […]

Waterloo Company, Winners of the Junior’s Drill Competition in late 1964 at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK

Muhammad Yakub Masud and J.A. Ris in Junior’s Drill Competition at RMA, Sandhurst in late 1964

Muhammad Yakub Masud, Intake 37 (Sep 1964 to 28 July 1966) at RMA Sandhurst was from 33rd PMA Long Course of Pakistan Army. In the following photo he is standing in the centre row, 4th from the Right. Read more about Muhammad Yakub Masud….. Photo contributed by Lt Col J.I. Ris (Standing in top row […]

‘General Mitha; a Down to Earth Person’

Maj Gen Aboobaker Osman Mitha of SSG, Pakistan Army

By Maj Aziz-ur-Rehman, Retd (15th War Course) Editor’s Note: Maj Aziz-ur-Rehman is from Air Def. After the retirement, he has settled in Rawalpindi. My ex Commanding Officer, Lt Col Mir Hadayat Ullah, Retd, (31st PMA seniority), has narrated this anecdote. He was commanding an Air Defence unit in Malir Cantt. One fine morning, he was informed by […]

‘Zia Vs Zia’

CO 22 Cavalry Regt - Zia-ul-Haq and his Adjt, Capt Zia Mehmood, at Multan, July 1967

By Lt Col Sajid Majeed Bhatti (R), AC (47th PMA) Editor: Lt Col Sajid Majeed Bhatti got commission in 22 Cavalry in Nov 1971. He was later posted to 52 Cavalry on its raising on 01 Jan 1973. He retired on 25 Dec 1998 and has settled in Islamabad. Back in 1967, my parent unit, […]

‘A Farewell’

Photo of Lt Gen Farrakh Khan, AC, 20th PMA Long Course

By Maj Gen Mahmud Ali Durrani (R), AC (24th PMA) Editor’s Note: Maj Gen Mahmud Ali Durrani was commissioned in Guides Cavalry on 13 October 1961 and later joined 25 Cavalry on its raising. He retired in 1998 and settled in Islamabad. He is a former National Security Adviser and has also served as Pakistan’s […]

Winners of the Sovereign’s Company Seniors’ Shooting Competetion in Summer 1954 at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK

Summer 1954 at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK

JUO Azhar Afif Khan, Intake 13 (March 1953 to 6 Aug 1954) at RMA Sandhurst was from 10th PMA Long Course of Pakistan Army. In the following photo he is sitting in the centre just behind the Trophy. Read more about JUO Azhar Afif Khan….. Photo contributed by William John Bartram (Sitting 2nd from the Left). […]