Lt. Col Muhammad Arslan Qadeer (Rtd)

  • 16th December, 1997: it was a bitter murky night at Lahore. I, a newly promoted Major, was taking my Squadron convoy from Nowshera to the far off town of Bahawalpur. Lahore happened to be on the midway. In order to avoid the hazard of driving in the fog, I decided to pull over and have a night ...

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  • When I got my posting in Lahore in 2011, I had a fair idea that this would in most probability mark the end of my long army career in uniform. Lahore happened to be my hometown as well and I did have an ancestral house there. But this was quite far off from the Cantonment, besides being occupied by ...

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  • As part of a Task Force, the five month long stay in the dusty, hot and insipid town of Dera Ghazi Khan, (Some 90 kms North – West of Multan) had started to show up its symptoms. Nostalgia and monotony was slowly mounting when during a hot and humid day of June, I was called up to the ...

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  • Just 35 Kms south west of Kharian located on the eastern bank of the river Jehlum is the village of Chillianwala. Insignificant as it looks and unknown to most, this small village apparently is no different to the vast countryside surrounding the Kharian Garrison on either side of the GT ...

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  • Sitting under the November sun in the peaceful park here in our neighborhood a few days back, aimlessly staring at the leaves that had fallen off the trees adorning the park, a sudden wave of thought catapulted me to a tour in a hidden and abandoned corner of the Lahore Cantonment. I had undertaken ...

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  • What could we possibly thank smog in Lahore for? It is just one problematic affair, graphically mutilating our lungs and bombarding our eyes. However, the young students around are very happy with the sudden change in school schedules and the swiftly-announced holidays! This is precisely what ...

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