Salman Rashid, CCW and Bar
05 December 2013
|Yes, this is me|
posted by Salman Rashid @ 12:00 AM,
- At December 5, 2013 at 10:18 AM, Jalal Hameed said...
Good narration of the CCW and Bar. I really enjoyed reading it.
- At December 5, 2013 at 10:34 AM, Salman Rashid said...
:) Cheers, sir.
- At December 5, 2013 at 11:24 AM, said...
Smart. I am imagining how would you look if you had stayed in Pak Fouj.
- At December 5, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Saima Ashraf said...
What I have come to know about Pak army is from such writings I read.... Good account of the memories of a loafer army man.
- At December 5, 2013 at 12:49 PM, said...
So you too have an army background. That explains a lot.
- At December 5, 2013 at 2:34 PM, said...
Ha Ha. I can relate to this. Once our whole course failed in on of the exams and I was the only one who managed 33 % marks. I was called by our Platoon Commander Capt Ghulam Nab (later Brigadier), thinking he will say well done or something, but he gave me hell.
Surprised, I told dared to tell him, 'sir I have passed the exam.'
Yes, you have got poor 33 % but I expected much more from you. Daah
- At December 5, 2013 at 5:51 PM, said...
PMA, GC office, One Mile, there is so much to remember. Most of my time was spent in GC Office in full FSMO and dummy rifle. I miss that. DO you remeber your GC Number sir? Which course are you from?
- At December 5, 2013 at 11:14 PM, said...
They don't give u the BSc Hon's degree after the staff course if u r not BA. That still rankles with me.
I was born tired and can't remember how I made it amongst the first forty or so cadets for I distinctly remember if I ever passed a test requiring physical endurance,,,something very dear to a commando platoon Commander. I do not recall my GC no. but doremeber how, after the passing out parade, the drill seargent took me aside and said,@Sahib, aap jaisay aaye tha, vaisay he wapas jaa rahay hain."
Nice of u Salman Sahib to write about a subject and an experience that did nobody no good expect that had u not gone thru it, u would have wondered all your life what all u had missed.
None of my offspring showed any desire whatsoever to follow that road.
- At December 6, 2013 at 6:47 AM, Salman Rashid said...
Sir, how can anyone EVER forget their GC number? I was 11148, 1st Special Short Course. Army No, PSS 14191.
- At December 6, 2013 at 6:52 AM, Salman Rashid said...
I was smart, Anonymous, because I was only 19. In 1997, a platoon mate of mine having retired as Major visited us. After he and his wife were gone, my wife said, Had you remained in the army would you too have been like him?' The question was not laced with awe but with pity!
- At December 6, 2013 at 6:53 AM, Salman Rashid said...
The GC office morning and night and Wednesday and Saturday Extra Drills were the most regular feature of my life. I did not miss a single one!
- At December 6, 2013 at 9:40 AM, Salman Rashid said...
Strange that you forget the GC No, Sir.
- At December 6, 2013 at 9:58 AM, said...
You have not changed much. Still smart, I mean handsome. I saw you in Gymkhana recently.
- At December 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Salman Rashid said...
Glad you were at the Gymkhana. And thank you for the compliment.
- At December 6, 2013 at 1:24 PM, Salman Rashid said...
By the way, the pity my wfie had was not for my. It was for my retired platoon mate!
- At December 6, 2013 at 2:28 PM, said...
I know one of my Pl Mate who was on CCW, TCW, BCW and CW... and he passed out...
- At December 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM, said...
Good to see you so young. I endorse every word of your story. If you remember I am your platoon mate. Please send me your PTCL contact. Mine is 0553866310.
- At December 6, 2013 at 2:33 PM, said...
Real good and beautifully scripted by Salman
- At December 6, 2013 at 3:21 PM, Salman Rashid said...
Fazal Miran: CONTACT!
Arshad Ansari: your pl mate was one hell of a man!
Thank you. Akram Malik.
- At December 6, 2013 at 5:20 PM, mansoor azam said...
Loved the piece. I could relate to it as any sorry ass which had graced the Kakul can :) I'm afraid the list of decorations i earned would rather merit a tombstone ;)
Yr pic displayed is magnificient. I thought you are from one of the courses around my father or probably his coursemate. That's why i asked about the course. As it turns out he passed out earlier though from short course him self, a war course. Passed out in 68 or 69 Maj Shabir Shareef Shaheed SJ (Bar) being his pl comd.
All in all a bravo effort. I couldnt help thinking a collected book of military anecdotes will do good to present generation. A future project ! If.you aim at it Sire
- At December 6, 2013 at 5:39 PM, Salman Rashid said...
Mansoor, Thank you very much. I really have to think hard to dredge these items from distant memory. But who knows: a book. When we reached PMA in Oct 1971, Maj Shabir Sharif had left about a year earlier.
- At December 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM, said...
Army is a life style and a grand one. I loved it while I was in uniform. Only if I could be young once again, I would join.
GC # 13488
- At December 27, 2013 at 3:41 AM, Asim Hafeezullah said...
Highly amusing, Salman sb. Very grateful for your writings.
- At December 27, 2013 at 3:42 AM, Asim Hafeezullah said...
Highly amusing Salman sb.
Very grateful for your writings.
- At March 24, 2014 at 11:58 AM, Muhammad Athae said...
Good narration of the paper punishments awarded in PMA
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