Salman Rashid

Travel writer, Fellow of Royal Geographical Society

Celebrating Real Heroes

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Urdu article that appeared in Armed Forces Monthly Magazine Hilal.




And here is this story in English

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8 Comments:

At 10 November 2013 at 18:45, Blogger Jalal Hameed said...

Very moving anecdote indeed - we the soldiers whether in or out of uniform remain loyal to the land we have been protecting - unfortunately it is the politicians who remain loyal to the money, loot it and leave the country for the next government to plunder.

 
At 10 November 2013 at 19:29, Blogger Nayyar Julian said...

Supper heroes. We don't seem to have such people any more. Thanks for writing Urdu.

 
At 10 November 2013 at 20:04, Anonymous Saima Ashraf said...

hataan tay naeen vikday......

 
At 11 November 2013 at 13:12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These people r the salt of the earth on whom depends the survival of this planet. It is fashionable to call such sob stories. As for the father's stoicism, compared with him, v r like Akbar Allahabadi:

"Raqeebon nay rappat likhwaaee hai jaa jaa keh thaanay mein
"Keh Akbar naam laita hai Khuda ka iss zamanay mein"

AdvisoryTab

 
At 23 January 2016 at 10:15, Anonymous Muhammad Athar said...

This country is still existing because of such peoples. I bow my head for such people

 
At 23 January 2016 at 10:47, Blogger AHMED BAJWA said...

Heart Warming. It is my conviction that Subcontinent got Independence at least 100 years premature.

 
At 17 December 2016 at 16:39, Anonymous saadat said...

Eman and Twakkal,are two basic traits of the characters of this story.our society is fast getting rid of these.

 
At 27 May 2017 at 07:48, Blogger Mario D'Sylva said...

Who is a patriot? My house, my village, my region, my country.

 

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