And then finally came the final term and suddenly we were seniors - absolute seniors, perhaps first and the last time in our Army career (excluding one lucky one who may rise to be the COAS in days to come). The term went fairly smoothly, except the course conflict with the newly arrived adjutant and SM of First Pakistan Battalion. The fall-in and drill of the senior division in full FSMO while the remaining were in uniform will be remembered for ever, which also resulted into funny stuff from us: clicking of the rifle cocking handle, breaking of the cemented flag-holders. The Urdu translation of the oath script by the adjutant was always laughable when the record would stop at "Muqtaziat-e-Pakistan". The hostility finally ended up in the relegation Sergeant Murad ex Tariq-1 couple of days before the passing out parade. On 16 April 1977, came the best day of PMA when slowly and gradually the Senior Division climbed up the back up the Battalion Mess stairs and marched off the dill square for the last time. Thereafter and till date is another story - another field - another life. Few from us left this world too early, while many faded away in various ranks, leaving behind a few for the final showdown - when and at what rank - God only knows ....

Ex Qiadat: We dug a 9 ft trench to accommodate all of us
A-Z Shahid - Masood - Mujeeb - Sergeant Younas - Jalal

Not a scene from Operation Desert Storm - but Solehria, Raja and others breaking the sky line during the Field Firing


CJUO Munawar flanked by GCs Tariq and Gulzar in S of A officers' mess, Nowshera during field firing Field Firing: GCs of Tariq-1 with Major Talat Umar, SJ at Punjab Regimental Centre
31 years later PRC is being commanded by CSM Arjumand
Not flood victims but Tariq Seniors -II camping during Field Firing Leisure of the final term - GC Raja and CJUO Munawar with Khalid Rabbani of 56 LC - Look at Raja's pose Group Photo Tariq Seniors-II with Captain Abid
Qiadat photos shared by Mirza Saleem Beg
     

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