Catching the trail from a seasoned patwari from Gujar Khan, following the remote routes into the rural heart of Potohar, refueling our car from an unorthodox gas station with quite an unorthodox filling mechanism, we eventually knocked at the doorsteps of Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed, Nishan e Haider around iftar. We were out to pay homage to the one and only Sepoy of Pakistan Army bestowed upon with the singular honour of the highest gallantry award of Pakistan Armed Forces.
stories from the war of September 1965 on Lahore front
revisiting Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed
and other soldiers and monuments
That morning, I had returned to those familiar fields, to explore that bridge on the old alignment of Grand Trunk Road; a bridge frequented by Muhgal Kings, and other Kings who were not Mughal, their royal entourages and battle expeditions; a bridge that had witnessed a Mughal Coronation.
… those who continued to fight even after the surrender
… with their names becoming immortal
and their tales, a source of inspiration
the tale of lion-heart and immortal Mahfooz …
… from the beloved waters of Ravi to Khizri Gate, exploring the bits and pieces of the city wall, and thence to the remaining gates of ‘walled city’
A tale of friendship, of a thing of beauty, and of everlasting joy. Penned in Urdu.
Tracing the original surviving original patches of a historic route. Uttarpatha: the (ab)original footprint…
Memoirs from Thal, a travel across Waziristan, and the tales from The Frontier Scouts; a force d’élite…