Compiled by Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema (R), 2nd SSC
Big Mustache of Sardar Khan (1st Punjab), London 1953. Sardar Khan of 1st Punjab Regiment Pakistan Army, being measured for his big mustache in London in 1953.
A 15 Years Cancer Patient Became a soldier of Pakistan Army for One Day on 14 August 2010. Major General Asfand Yar Patodi, General Officer Commanding, at Malir Cantt, Karachi, presenting souvenir to Abdul Basit who became soldier of Pakistan Army for one day.
The young lad, who is suffering from blood cancer had expressed his desire to Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani through an NGO “Make A Wish Foundation” that he wanted to be soldier of Pakistan Army, may be for a day. General Kayani took special interest and allowed the child to become a soldier for a day and spend time in a unit on the Independence Day of Pakistan.
Basit, though very weak and fragile, because of his ailment put on the uniform like a professional soldier and reported to a unit of Punjab Regiment at Malir Cantt Karachi. The young soldier was warmly welcomed at the unit. Later, Master Abdul Basit spent a busy day with officers and men of his unit. Basit after a day’s work with soldiers said that his life time dream to join Pakistan Army has come true and he cherished every minute spent with the soldiers. Photo by ISPR.
A Young Soldier who Lost Both Legs in Military Operation. He runs in athletics field with artificial legs. Look at the standing ovation in the stands for this brave soldier. This photo breaks one’s heart and at the same time gives it the warmth of pride and hope. Photo contributed by Maj (R) Zuha Saeed.
‘Jumping Jack’ at Passing Out Parade at PMA, Kakul. It is probably Passing Out Parade of 119 PMA Long Course (25 April 2009). Maj Gen Raheel Sharif, Comdt PMA is also visible in the photo.
Photo courtesy: Zoya Khan.
Long Mustaches of L/Nk Baghdad Shah ex 27 AK Regt. L/Nk Baghdad Shah retired in 1998 and is now employed as Security Guard with DHA Islamabad. He belongs to Mangla Hamlet but now resides at Adyala Road, Rawalpindi. Photo taken by Lt Col (R) Zahid Iqbal (75 PMA L/C) in DHA Phase 2, Islamabad on 15 July 2014.
An Old Lady Kisses a Soldier during Flood Rescue Operation
Pakistan Soldiers on Guard Duty at Buckingham Palace, London, England in 1953. Two Pakistani soldiers from the Frontier Force Rifles standing on guard duty in a sentry box with a British Grenadier.
Pakistani Soldiers on the Queen’s Coronation Day, 1953. Pakistan Army soldiers marching on the Queen’s coronation day outside of Buckingham Palace, London, England on 2 June 1953.
An Old Woman Patting a Major
A Commanding Officer asks the Adjutant to ban Jang Group Newspapers in the Unit. Photo contributed by Rehan Rasheed.
“I am Proud of Armed Forces”. A signboard in Landi Kotal. Photo contributed by Maj (R) Aamir Cheema, Avn.
“Love with the Unit…..”, Signboard in an Army Unit
An Army officer Helping a Boy Drink a Glass of Water
A Soldier giving Fruit Juice to a Little Girl
A Monkey Enjoys Sitting at the back of a Soldier during Exercise
“Gorkha” Position by a PMA Cadet
PMA Cadets being punished by Seniors
A Pakistani Soldier Feeding Milk to a Puppy with a feeding Bottle
A Captain with a White Baby Goat in his Arms
An Army Officer Patting a Kitten. It is the photo of Lt Noman Raza (Shaheed).
PMA Adjutant is ‘Airborne’. Cadets of 133rd PMA Long Course are tossing up PMA Adjutant just after their Passing Out Parade on 17 October 2015.
Lady officers at the Passing Out Parade
Female Cadets Undergoing Training at PMA, Kakul. Photo courtesy: Aleena Rathore.
Army Chief with a Kid. COAS Gen Raheel Sharif holding a boy during his visit to IDP Camp.
Pakistani Soldiers with a Native Boy at UN Mission in Congo, Africa
A Pakistani Soldier Jumping out of an APC at UN Mission in Congo, Africa
Pakistani Troops with Children at UN Mission in Ivory Coast, Africa
Pakistani Soldiers at a Cultural Show at UN Mission in Liberia, Africa
Pakistani Troops in a Peace Rally at UN Mission in Somalia, Africa
SSG Commandos Stamping their Blood on an Agreement to Defend Pakistan
Pakistani Flag at an Elevation at Cherat
Soldiers get Protection from Scorching Sun
An Army Check Post
Clearance of Mirali in North Wazirastan Agency in Progress. July 2014. Photo by ISPR.
SSG Patrol in Full Gear in Miran Shah, North Waziristan
Patrolling in Miranshah, North Waziristan. A soldier is patrolling during a military operation ( Zarb-i-Azb) against Taliban militants, in the town of Miranshah in North Waziristan, July 9, 2014.
Battalion Mess in PMA prepared for Iftar in Ramzan. Wow! What a sumptuous Iftari!!
A Second Lieutenant having simple Lunch in Deployment Area. Though the officers get somewhat ‘sumptuous’ meal in the Officers’ Mess but in the operational area it is as simple as that being consumed by this newly commissioned subaltern. Please also look at the colour of water in the bottle.
A Lieutenant having Lunch in Operational Area. Isn’t it ‘Dawat-e-Sheraz’?
It is Meal Time in the Field Area. A Maj Gen (is he Gen Haroon?) having frugal lunch on the floor with his juniors in operational area.
What an Improvisation!!!! An Army officer using Plastic bottle as a tea-cup. He is probably unaware of the danger of using hot liquids in a plastic bottle. Photo contributed by Rehan Rasheed.
Helicopters Employed during Flood Relief Operations 2010. It is the Drill/Parade Ground of ASC Centre, Nowshera Cantt. During the 2010 flood, majority of the city was under water. Being on the higher ground, the ASC Centre was safe from the flood and all rescue operations were carried out from there.
Evacuation of Flood Victims, 2010. An elderly person being evacuated by helicopter crew during the floods in Sanawa, on August 5, 2010. Photo by (REUTERS/Stringer).
An Old Woman being Evacuated by Helicopter during Flood Relief Operations
Army Soldiers rescuing an Infant during Flood Relief Operations. ‘An infant’ has been added in the caption instead of ‘a kid’, as advised by Canvas_Brush in his comment dated 17 Feb 2015.
Aik Say barh Kay Aik. Two Pakistani soldiers with extraordinary big mustaches.
Army Personnel Playing Cricket on the snow at Siachen
Soldiers Playing Cricket in Siachen during the Summer Season
Gunners offering Namaz near their Gun at Siachen
Troops Offering Namaz at Siachen
Namaz on the Snow at Siachen
A Quick Nap in Operational Area. A young officer is sleeping on the rocks. This nap on the stones, while defending the motherland, is thousand times better than the one on a comfortable bed in an air-conditioned room.
A fully Equipped Naik with Big Mustache in Operational Area
Havildar Nasir of Pak Army with unusually Big Mustache
A Soldier with his Prized Mustaches
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