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 living with his son in California, USA.
I am narrating a factual event that happened when I was commanding 13 Engr Bn at Quetta back in 1967. An order was received from the Div HQ to dispatch a motor grader for leveling a parade ground. The motor grader was promptly sent. It was on its way when it collided with a civilian car coming from the opposite direction. The accident was immediately reported to the Military Police, they rushed to the site of the accident and investigated. The next day the following report was received by the unit from the OC MP:-
“The investigations made at the site of accident show that the driver of the civilian car is entirely to blame. The motor grader was moving on the right side of the road that is the left side, and the car was moving on the wrong side of the road that is the right side”.
The humorous MP Report made my day, I showed it to other unit officers and they also enjoyed its contents.
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