By Maj Gen Parvez Akmal, Retd (42 PMA)
Editor’s Note: Maj Gen Parvez Akmal retired as Deputy Engineer-in-Chief in 2005; he lives in DHA Phase 1, Islamabad. Following his retirement, besides editing two volumes of ‘The History of Karakurram Highway’, authored by Brig Mumtaz Khalid (R), he has been a free-lance writer for some Urdu and English dailies until 2009. He also writes Urdu and Punjabi poetry. Here is his Urdu poem “Shohada-e-Gayari” in the memory of 129 soldiers and 11 civilian contractors who got shahadt when trapped in an avalanche at Gayari in Siachin area on 7 April 2012.
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