By Maj (R) Pervez A. Minhas (49th PMA)
Back in 1979, I was posted in 3 NLI Bn which was being converted from Northern Scouts to NLI Bn. Hence we moved from Nekru (ex Kel Sector) to Batrasi, near Mansehra for training and reorganization of 3 NLI troops. My unit officer Capt Junaid Barlas (ex 2nd SSC) and myself had to go on leave to Lahore. He called a JCO and asked him to go to GTS Bus Stand at Mansehra and bring two seats for Lahore.
On his return the JCO triumphantly confirmed that the task has been accomplished.
Barlas asked him “Acha dou”, expecting him to give him the tickets.
The JCO smiled and said, “Sir, woh tou jeep mein hain”.
We asked him, “Bhai, laa ker daay dou”.
He went out and lo behold, he walks back in our room with the TWO-men front seat of GTS bus, which he had physically removed from the bus and had brought it back to Batrasi.
Barlas jumped out of his chair and asked, “What the hell is this?”
The JCO replied, “Sir, you ordered to bring two seats, bus wala was not giving but I brought it forcibly”.
What a simple soul he was!!
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