Mian Ijaz Ahmad - a patriot - Civilian Soldier
Sunday, 23 March 2014
The name of this gentleman is Mian Ijaz Ahmad. His legendary love with the Army in general and passionate association with the Regt of Arty in particular, is fondly known by many in the Armed Forces. He is known to the common soldier and high-ranking military officers alike. In recognition of his unflinching love for the Army, his emotions and feelings were reduced to writing in weekly “Hilal” of March 20, 1979. His physical relationship with 77 Fd Regt Arty is spread over 31 long years and it would be a Herculean task to encompass each and every moment of his devotion but following paragraphs would reflect in nutshell the beginning of this moment.
It was in the month of Ramzan (November 1971) that Mian Ijaz Ahmad, finding from some local friends, that an Arty Regt was camping in Malik Bagh, Shahdra, went there. He carried few packets of edibles as Aftari for the Troops and enquired the way in from R.P. at the entrance of the Camp. He was taken to the CO of Regt Lt. Col. (Late) Syed Shaukat Ali Wasti, who got so impressed from the devotion and patriotism of this fragile young man that he accepted his Aftari for the officers/jawans. However, the CO advised Mian Ijaz Ahmad not to bring any thing for the troops in future. At this, Mian Ijaz Ahmad could not control his emotions and burst into tears and told the CO that he was a very ordinary businessman but he could sacrifice anything for the Army poised to defend the motherland. He once again requested that he be not denied the opportunity to shower small favours on the soldiers of God. The emotions of a true Pakistani, springing from the core of his heart, moved the CO and other officers and they allowed him to visit the unit again.
Labels: Men At Their Best
posted by S A J Shirazi @ Sunday, March 23, 2014,
- At 17:56, خالد نعیم الدین said...
بہترین ۔ ایک پاکستانی کی پاکستان فوج کے ساتھ محبت کی بہترین مثال ۔
- At 07:25, Munir Ahmed said...
Great man, Mian Ijaz. I served in 77 Fd & witness the love & affection for army.Had long association with Mian Ijaz & his entire family since 1990. God bless the departed soul. Ameen. Major Munir Ahmed.
- At 11:30, said...
May ALLAH Bless the soul of Mian Ijaz Ahmad. I cherish every moment of my association with Mian Sahib, the most patriotic Pakistani I ever came across. Despite meager resources at his disposal, he had always donated and had never requested any favour. I salute Mian Sahib. May ALLAH Grant us character to emulate his great deeds. Aameen! His contribution is valuable in terms of setting the trend; many Mian Sahibs have come up whose dedication will further cement the foundations of our Motherland, INSHA ALLAH.
- At 20:01, said...
It is to inform well-wishers of Mian Ijaz Ahmad that his first anniversary was held on 29th of December 2013 and Alhamdulillah many friends like you attended and I am still receives prays from various nook and corner.
For all those who might not be knowing that Mian Sb passed away on 29th December 2012 and you all might knowing his DOB was 1935 thus making his age 77 years (A true reflection of love with 77 Fd).
It is my earnest desire to keep alive this affection with SATH SATH and to carry on the legacy of my Father, I shall be continue the path of my father and I hope that complete love and support of you all will be available to me and my whole family as a gratitude to Mian Sahib.
- At 17:29, Mian Qasim Ijaz Ahmad said...
My father was a great man & Ghazi of war1971.I am very confident ALLAH will be very happy with his worldly deeds and humble and harmless nature.May Allah keep him in eternal peace till the day of judgement and thereafter.my father my ideal,my Hero and i am proud.i salute him.he always alive in my memories.
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