Lt Col (R) Muhammad Arshad Meer (2nd SSC)
Editor’s Note: Lt Col Muhammad Arshad Meer was commissioned in 7 Baluch Regt in July 1972 and during his early service was transferred to 34 AK. He was born in Quetta and after the retirement, he chose to stay in Quetta but later shifted to Islamabad in 2011. This article, shared by him in a closed group of his Course mates in Nov 2011, is being reproduced in Native Pakistan.
Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was my class fellow right from class 1 to 10 in Islamia High School, Quetta. Back in 1971, we travelled together from Quetta to Kohat for appearing before ISSB. Luckily, I was selected but he could not qualify. Having felt embarrassed and humiliated, he did not take me along while coming back to Quetta against the instructions of our parents. We both came back to Quetta separately at our own.
The extremely dejected individual of 1971 is today the honourable Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan. In a recent survey, he enjoyed No.1 popularity in entire Pakistan amongst other prominent personalities. Whereas, the exceedingly proud candidate of that era remained “kohlu ka baile” (an oilman’s ox) and literally kept on circling round the well with covered eyes throughout his course of life having no definite objective. While taking account of one’s successes and failures in life, it dawns that His criteria for dividend yield is far beyond anyone’s reverie.
While rewinding the events of lives, we all must have observed the various improbabilities. WHERE the Donkey Derby entertains the Carsick spectators more than Formula 1 Race……. WHERE people with extremely poor vision overtake the ones having 6×6 extraordinary vision…… WHERE healthier expire and terminally sick survive……. WHERE Thanatology (the study of the phenomena of death and of psychological mechanisms for coping with them) and Praxeology (the study of human action and conduct) get lost in infinity.
This disorderly confusion, muddled up with secrecy and further concealed in garb of predestined fates, tempted many pseudo scholars to peruse further about Theology & Universe, but concluded to ZERO result at the end of the day.
Prima facie, this hugger-mugger (lacking in order) put the mankind in a state of anxiety, peevishness and helplessness. However, he could not bring any equalizer to share His “Utmost Un-shared Final Authority”. Thereby, the confused human being cried out,
Jo assal baat hai woh batatay nahi ho tum,
Ho bhee nahi aur her ja ho,
Tum ek Gorakh Dhanda ho.
(Naaz Khiaalvi’s verse sung by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)
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Tum ek Gorakh Dhanda Ho
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