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

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

‘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)

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, 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’

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’

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’

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

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). […]