“THE DIGNITY OF DEATH IS NOT GIVEN TO ALL BY ALLAH” – (BRIG SALEEM ZIA)
A FULFILLMENT OF LIFE SPENT FOR NATION IS DREAM OF EVERY SOLDIER
We come across Commandos all the time. The film version and the real ones. Arnold Schwarznegger and Sylvester Stallone look rather unreal in actual life. But to hear the ordeals that go in making a Commando and then the trials of leading a life like one, is stuff of dreams. Somehow we do get a chance to meet and know real ones.
Amongst the pioneer ones was Brigadier Saleem Zia. A prisoner of war in India in the 1971 war, and subject to daily torture is a story all its own. The crushing of the Balochistan rebellion and he was part of it. Mountains with brain washing techniques going on, just like a movie story. The many Lahore boys caught in the rebellion there. All for Pakistan. May Allah grant him peace in heaven!