By Maj (R) Zuha Saeed (12 OTS)
Editor’s Note: Maj Zuha Saeed is from 28 Cavalry. He got early retirement in 1995 and has settled in Islamabad.
While in Exercise area, Commander 2 Corps, an armour officer, was going for a Sunday brunch with a few dozen guests from his under command outfits. The SJCO of HQ Squadron of 1 Armoured Division, was a 2nd World War vintage Risaldar Nisar from 28 Cavalry. He was a typical RAANGAR from a village near Bahawalnagar. He was in-charge of the brunch and had the Mess Havaldar standing next to him to look after the event.
As the Corps Commander passed in front of the two, with his Sky-High, Hi-Fi staff around him, he asked the old JCO, “Saab! Naashtay may kia banaya hai?”
Risaldar Nisar said, “Saab, Nihari banaya hai!!”
Knowing that RAANGARS are very fond of eating red chilies, the Commander smiled and asked, “Good! Mirchain virchain daali hain?”
Nisar Sahib, a typical Raangar, had a funny smile come up his face. He said in 1/10th of a second, “Saab, itni mirchain daali hain kay aap ka Tail Light aik dum ‘ON’ ho jaye gaa.”
After a second of silence, the entire crowd burst into laughter. No one took any offence/action against the Risaldar. Even no ‘Love Letter’ was issued to the JCO from the Corps HQ. This funny anecdote was remembered and talked about in the Corps for a very long time.
Such beautiful is our Army, such great are our officers and men. Pakistan Army, Zindabad!!
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