Humour in Uniform: FA Pass from ‘BA Chak’

FA Pass from ‘BA Chak’ By Brig Muhammad Saleem (10th War Course) Editor’s Note: Brig Muhammad Saleem (Retd) was commissioned in 14 Punjab Regt in July 1967. He has commanded 111 Inf Bde and also served as Defence Attache in Iran. He retired as Station Commander Rawalpindi in 1999. After the retirement, he has settled in […]

‘Zia Vs Zia’

By Lt Col Sajid Majeed Bhatti (R), AC (47th PMA Long Course) 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 […]

‘Humble Capacity’

By Brig Muhammad Latif (R), Arty (20th War Course) Editor: Brig Muhammad Latif is from Arty. He got commission on 2 Nov 1969, retired in 2001 and has settled in Rawalpindi. This incident happened in 1970 in Kharian Cantt. Final match of Div Football Tournament had just finished and the jawans of the winning unit were […]

“The Witty Mess Waiter, 1978/79”

By Maj Tahir Yasin, Retd (56th PMA Long Course) Editor: Maj Tahir Yasin is from 27 Baluch/Avn. He got commission in Oct 1977, retired in 1998 and has settled in Lahore. He is currently employed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Back in 1978/79, we were in exercise area for collective training. One day we were sitting […]

‘Mae Nay Socha’ (I thought)

By Brig Muhammad Latif (R), Arty (20th War Course) Editor: Brig Muhammad Latif is from Arty. He got commission on 2 Nov 1969, retired in 2001 and has settled in Rawalpindi. In 1983 my unit, 12 Medium Regt Arty, was at Malir Cantt. We went out for collective training in Gadap area. Unit MTO, Capt […]

“The Humourous MP Report; Quetta, 1967”

By Lt Col Wajahatullah Khan Lodi (R), Engrs (2nd OTS Course) Editor: Lt Col Wajahatullah Khan Lodi was born at Radhanpur, Gujarat (India) in 1925. He was  commissioned in 91 Fd Coy RPE (Royal Pakistan Engineers) in 1950 and later raised 13 Engr Bn. He retired in 1975 and settled in Karachi. He is presently […]

“The Shortest Operational Order ever in the Military History”

By Brig Saeed Ismat, Retd (31st PMA), Punjab/Avn Editor: Brig Saeed Ismat (Retd) is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He joined his parent unit, 8 Punjab Regt, in 1965. He has also served in Avn and was awarded SJ in 1971 War as L-19 pilot. He was Pakistan’s first Ambassador to Azerbaijan. […]

The “Efficient” Co-Pilot

By Col Tughral Bashir, Retd (50th PMA) Editor’s Note: Col Tughral Bashir is from Avn. After the retirement, he has settled in Rawalpindi. Back in 1981/82, I was posted in 4 Avn Sqn at Qasim Army Avn Base, Dhamial, Rawalpindi. My CO was Lt Col (later Maj Gen) Razzaq. One of the pilots in the Sqn was […]

“Capt Chiragh Shah and the Stubborn American Senator”

By Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema, Retd (2nd SSC) Editor’s Note:  Lt Col (R) Rashid Zia Cheema, the Editor of this website (Native Pakistan), is from Air Def/Avn. After the retirement, he has settled in DHA Phase 2, Islamabad. The extremely handsome Lt Col Chiragh Shah, 1 FF, ex 2nd PMA Long Course, was my neighbour in […]

“Breaking Chief Instructor’s Wicket during Gunnery Staff Course”

By Lt Col Masood Alam, Retd (2nd SSC) Editor’s Note: Lt Col Masood Alam (Retd) is from Air Def. After the retirement, he has settled in Karachi. In 1984, I was attending Gunnery Staff Course (GSC-O/22) at AA School, Malir Cantt. Our Chief Instructor, Lt Col Jamil, was very fond of playing cricket and he had […]