06
August

Quaid-e-Azam & the Frontier Tribesmen

Written By: Prof Dr. Riaz Ahmad

I have received thousands of letters and telegrams of congratulations, greetings and good wishes from all over India and abroad. It is physically impossible for me to reply to each one of those who have sent me their messages and I am very grateful to all of them for their sympathy, good wishes and greetings.

Quaid-i-Azam's Statement dated 13 June 1947 expressing his thanks to the Muslims of the Tribal Areas for their numerous messages of good wishes and greetings. After protracted and long parleys between Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Lord Mountbatten, the Viceroy of British India, Mahatma Gandhi., Jawaharlal Nehru and other Indian leaders for about three months Partition Plan of 3 June 1947 was finalized by which Pakistan was created on 14 August 1947. The Tribesmen of NWFP were happy on this occasion. Upon conclusion of the Partition Plan of 3 June 1947, the hundreds of tribesmen sent their congratulatory letters and telegrams to Quaid-i-Azam, the Father of Pakistani Nation on this achievement that Pakistan would be established very soon. The Tribesmen were also very happy that the people of NWFP (now KPK) expressed their willingness to join Pakistan in July 1947. The happiness of the Tribesmen was increased because in the province the Congress Ministry of Dr. Khan Sahib was to be removed or toppled as it was against the idea of Pakistan. This was not a unique position, because the Referendum of July 1947was in line with the wishes of the overwhelming majority of the Muslims of the subcontinent. Responding to these hundreds of letters and telegrams, the Quaid thanked them in his reply of 13 June 1947. After the establishment of Pakistan when the Quaid, as First Governor-General of Pakistan, visited the Frontier in April 1948, the Quaid especially thanked them in his meeting of 17 April 1948. Both these documents are being published here showing the unstinted loyalty of Tribesmen for the cause of Pakistan.

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Quaid-i-Azam's Statement dated 13 June 1947 expressing his thanks to the Muslims of the Tribal Areas for their numerous messages of good wishes and greetings. I have received thousands of letters and telegrams of congratulations, greetings and good wishes from all over India and abroad. It is physically impossible for me to reply to each one of those who have sent me their messages and I am very grateful to all of them for their sympathy, good wishes and greetings. Particularly, I thank our Muslim brethren of the Tribal Areas across the North-West Frontier Province for their messages of good wishes and greetings, which have come in large numbers, and I take this opportunity to assure them that we shall adjust and settle our affairs in a brotherly way. There is no desire on our part to interfere with their freedom. We shall be happy to meet them and enter into such arrangements with them, as would be in the mutual interests of both, and the Muslims generally.

Quaid-i-Azam's address to the Tribal Jirga on 17 April 1948 at Government House, Peshawar. I have been looking forward since long to meet you, representatives of the Tribes of the North-West Frontier, and it has given me very great pleasure indeed to have met you here today. I am sorry I have not been able to visit you in your own parts of the country, but I hope to be able to do so sometime in the future. I thank you for your welcome to me and for the kind personal references you have made about me. Whatever I have done, I did as a servant of Islam, and only tried to perform my duty and made every possible contribution within my power to help our Nation. It has been my constant endeavour to try to bring about unity among Musalmans, and I hope that in the great task of reconstruction and building up Great and Glorious Pakistan, that is ahead of us, you realize that solidarity is now more essential than it ever was for ach ieving Pakistan, which by the grace of God we have already done. I am sure that I shall have your fullest support in this mission. I want every Musalman to do his utmost and help me and support me in creating complete solidarity among the Musalmans, and I am confident that you will not lag behind any other individual or part of Pakistan. We, Musalmans, believe in one God, one Book the Holy Quran and one Prophet (PBUH). So we must stand united as one Nation. You know the old saying that in unity lies strength; united we stand, divided we fall. I am glad to note that you have pledged your loyalty to Pakistan, and that you will help Pakistan with all your resources and ability. I appreciate this solemn declaration made by you today. I am fully aware of the part that you have already played in the establishment of Pakistan, and I am thankful to you for all the sympathy and support you gave me in my struggle and fight for the establishment of Pakistan. Keeping in view your loyalty, help, assurance and declarations, we ordered, as you know the withdrawal of troops from Waziristan as a concrete and definite gesture on our part that we treat you with absolute confidence and trust you as our Muslim brethren across the border.

I am glad that there is full realization on your part that now the position is basically different. It is no longer a foreign Go vernment as it was, but it is now a Muslim Government and Muslim rule that holds the reigns of this great independent sovereign State of Pakistan. It is now the duty of every Musalman, yours and mine, and every Pakistani to see that the State, which we have established, is strengthened in every department of life and made prosperous and happy for all, especially the poor and the needy. Pakistan has no desire to unduly interfere with your internal freedom. On the contrary, Pakistan wants to help you and make you, as far as it lies in our power, self-reliant and self-sufficient and help in your educational, social and economic uplift, and not be left as you are dependent on annual doles, as has been the practice hitherto which meant that at the end of the year you were no better off than beggars asking for allowances, if possible a little and producing what is best in you and your land. You know that the Frontier Province is a deficit province but that does not trouble us so much. Pakistan will not hesitate to go out of its way to give every possible help financial and otherwise to build up the economic and social life of our tribal brethren across the border. I agree with you that education is absolutely essential, and I am glad that you appreciate the value of it. It will certainly be my constant solicitude and indeed that of my Gov ernment to try to help you to educate your children and with your co-operation and help we may very soon succeed in making a great progress in this direction.

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Your desire for entering the Pakistan Service in the Civil and Military will receive my full consideration and that of my Government, and I hope that some progress would be made in this direction also without unnecessary delay. You have also expressed, your desire that the benefits, such as your allowances and khassadari, that you have had in the past and are receiving, should continue. Neither my Government nor I have any desire to modify the existing arrangements except in consultation with you so long as you remain loyal and faithful to Pakistan. I know there has been scarcity of food grains, cloth, and sugar. You must realize that we have all been passing through difficult times all over the world and Pakistan is no exception; indeed the whole world is facing hardships, but we are not unmindful of this problem, and we are endeavouring to the utmost of our capacity, with special care for Balochistan and the Frontier Province, and you will not be neglected in this respect. We will do our utmost to see that essential commodities reach you in time and in reasonably sufficient quantities. I am hoping and looking forward to the time when more normal conditions may present themselves to us, so that we may be able to live with more ease and comfort in the way of food, clothing, housing and all the necessities of life. In the end, I warmly thank you for the whole-hearted and unstinted declaration of your pledge and your assurances to support Pakistan, so that it may reach the pinnacle of glories of Islam and become a great and mighty nation among other nations of the world. Pakistan Zindabad

The writer is Ex-Director, National Instiutute of Historical and Curtural Research, and Professor at Quaid-i-Azam Chair (NIPS), Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad

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19
August

In Love of Pakistan Capt Akash Aftab Rabbani Shaheed

Written By: Maj Farooq Feroze

The sudden beautiful drizzling marked with mystic fragrance brought a pleasant change in weather in the spacious ground of Frontier Force ( FF) Center Abbotabad, where mortal remains of Capt Akash Aftab Rabbani (Shaheed) was placed for Namaz-e- Janaza. The day will be remembered for many years  as everyone in the city  wanted to attend the funeral of shaheed, which caused massive traffic jam and the funeral turned into a big gathering.

A smartly turned-out contingent presented last salute and the burial was performed in local graveyard with full military honour and religious fervour.

It was my fifth day in Miranshah and I was acquainting myself with new environment before the commencement of Operation Zarb-e- Azb. After having brief round of the area, I entered into the office, where later on I spent most of the time during my stay. In the office, I saw a young, fair looking SSG officer, who was deeply busy in his laptop and was simultaneously getting information from another officer sitting across the table. I greeted in a loud voice and the young SSG Captain warmly returned my greetings with a smile and firm hand grip. His broad and curious eyes were looking quite attractive on his face. I sat beside him on the sofa and saw his name tag “Rabbani” on his commando uniform.

The other officer left the office for a while and we started informal talk. “Rabbani is your name,” I asked referring to his name tag on his uniform.  “No sir, this is my family surname and my name is Akash,” replied Capt. “Where are you from,” I again asked and not knowing the reason of my curiosity and taking unusual interest in his personality. “Sir ! I am from Abbotabad and passed out with 123 PMA Long Course,” he replied. We kept discussing various aspects of upcoming operation over a military-styled tea break until the other officer returned. Capt Rabbani stood up and told him about the marking of all important locations on the maps and offered his further help if needed.

After he left, my stream of thinking took me to probable outcomes of the operation which also included martyrdom of anyone among these young soldiers, who were determined to crush the ugly head of terrorism. Pak Army was all set to commence the operation in North Waziristan Agency (NWA), which had been turned into the epicenter of terrorism and hub of heinous crimes for the last decade or so.

Capt Akash Rabbani along with his Commando Battalion reached Miranshah three days before we met for the first time.  This short and memorable meeting established my strong relationship with Capt Rabbani. We would meet almost every day as operational activities were getting momentum. After air strikes in various areas of North Waziristan, ground offensive was launched on 30 June to clear the area in Miranshah.  Butt Marka was the last place known as the most notorious hideout of the terrorists in the city and Rabbani's Battalion was given responsibility to clear the area. It was 8th July and I reached there to embed my camera team with the troops so that live operational activity can be recorded. I saw Capt Rabbani, who was leading troops from the front. He warmly hugged me with a smile on his face after the operation was completed.

And in next phase of operation on 15th July, in Boya Degan (Mirali), Capt Rabbani was assigned a mission to clear off area from the terrorists. In completion of the assigned tasks, he led his men from the front and in due course, embraced shahadat while fighting fearlessly against the ferocious terrorists. He undoubtedly wrote a glorious chapter of Zarb-e-Azb with his blood and left lasting impression for others to follow.

I was listening to Dr. Aftab Rabbani, father of Capt Akash Rabbani, who was narrating various events of Akash's life in a very composed manner. Akash was born on 20th October 1990. He was very sharp and intelligent since childhood. His elder brother, Dr Danish is doing house job in Ayub Medical College, whereas younger sister is a student of 2nd year in the same college. Dr Aftab told that his father was inspired by Allama Iqbal therefore, when Akash was born, he was given this  name keeping in view the depth and universality coupled with a sweet sense of a romance. Following the foot prints of his family, Kashi (nick of Akash) also scored high marks in Matriculation and FSc and had a chance to easily clinch a seat in a medical college to become a doctor. But, he was destined to bring laurels for his parents, and the country, in a unique way therefore profession of arms turned his ultimate passion into his destiny. His performance was remarkable in PMA and he was commissioned on 19 April 2011 in 47 Field Artillery, which was stationed at Kharian. His performance remained outstanding during his basic course, but his motivation took him to Special Services Group (SSG) to pursue his carrier. He joined SSG in 2013 and after successful training, he joined 4 Commando at Tarbela. His unit was tasked to spearhead operation Zarb- e- Azb in North Waziristan Agency.

Recalling his memories, Dr. Aftab Rabbani, who is also a professor of medicines at Ayub Medical College, said Kashi was very loving son, caring brother and a sincere friend. He held a large social circle of friends, who always feel his absence and share his cherished memories.

While expressing his feelings Dr. Aftab told that initially it was extremely difficult to reconcile the reality of his Shahadat, but the respect and privilege rendered by the people and Army, has given a tremendous determination and sense of pride to Akash's mother and other family members. “Akash has become my introduction and identity, wherever I go,” he said proudly.

While concluding his remarks, he uttered with grief and sorrow that he feels pity about a section of society that try to confuse the nation regarding ongoing operation against terrorists to undermine the sacrifices of our sons. He wished that the whole nation should stand united behind the forces to bring lasting peace in Pakistan

04
September

Missing You Baba

Written By: Roshan Taj

(In the Memory of Lt Col Humayun Khanzada Shaheed) On special days like his birthday or Father's Day, I buy a card, write him a letter, tie it to a balloon and let it go; it takes my love up to him. Baba, I always pray for you. I feel proud when people (to this very day) still talk that what a fantastic man you were! How you always helped the needy people in the time of their distress. Your generosity and selflessness was inspiring and unmatched. I have created a facebook group in your honour as you were everything I ever needed in a perfect dady. When I dream about you, I feel happy and sad at the same time. Happy, that you were in my dream, and sad, that it ended too soon.

There is no greater sacrifice than giving one's life for the country. I am sharing my thoughts in loving memory of my respected and beloved father, Lt Col Humayun Khanzada Shaheed. I was four years old when he embraced shahadat on August 30, 1990 at Line of Control (Kel Sector). Father is an important figure in one’s life as he gives great feeling of strength and support. I was lucky enough to be able to spend few years with him though I have a faded memory of the time spent with him. I still remember him bringing chocolates at my 4th birthday when he held me in his hands and said, “When will you grow up my little princess.” Today when I have completed my M.Phil, I miss your company Baba, and wait for your call each moment to pat me for my achievements.

My father was commissioned in Army Services Corps (ASC) with 43 PMA Long Course and was Commanding Officer of 7 Animal Transport (AT) Regiment at the time of his Shahadat. Born in a respectable and educated Khattak family on December 1, 1950 in the Lachi village (District Kohat), my father joined ASC following his father, Major (Retd) Amir Nasrullah, who was also from ASC. Recalling his memories my grandmother tells us, “He was the best son, a mother could ever have.” My mother tells me that my father was very happy at my birth being his second daughter. “I want her to succeed in life and become my pride,” he shared with my mother after my birth. My family shares that he used to call me with the name of Guriya, though I don't remember much of that. Baba, it gives me a feeling of warmth inside to hear these things about you and inspires me to be the kind of daughter you'd be proud of. I wish, I could have spent more time with you.

mb2 Today, when all of us sit as a family, we get to look at photographs saved in a separate album by his name. My mother tells that he was very fond of outings and every Thursday night (being weekend), he would take us out for food or to watch movies. He was also a very good sportsman and we used to watch him while playing football. He taught me how to ride a bicycle and encouraged me to keep trying even after falling down and getting hurt occasionally. Being a family member whenever he got time, he took us out for picnics and enjoyed firing up the grill and cooking up steaks, chicken or fish. I remember my father lying on his bed in his bedroom narrating me stories which I never had the chance to listen again. He used to help me with my homework and his valuable wisdom left a lasting imprint in my mind to this day. On special days like his birthday or Father's Day, I buy a card, write him a letter, tie it to a balloon and let it go; it takes my love up to him. Baba, I always pray for you. I feel proud when people (to this very day) still talk that what a fantastic man you were! How you always helped the needy people in the time of their distress. Your generosity and selflessness was inspiring and unmatched. I have created a facebook group in your honour as you were everything I ever needed in a perfect dady. When I dream about you, I feel happy and sad at the same time. Happy, that you were in my dream, and sad, that it ended too soon. In his last conversation with my mother before his Shahadat on Thursday late night, he enquired about me as I wasn't feeling well and advised her to take care of herself and children. She told him that everything was going to be fine and he shouldn't worry much. He replied by saying, “the night which is meant to be in the grave cannot come at home. May Allah Almighty bless you all.” Lastly, I know you are beside me to this day and looking after me always from above. You are my inspiration, you are my role model. It's my constant desire to be like you, courageous, optimistic and very positive. I love and miss you dearly. May Allah grant you Jannah, (Aameen).
09
September

پاک زمیں کا ناز ہیں ہم

تحریر: یٰسین سروہی

کیپٹن فرحت حسیب حیدر شہید ستارہ جرأت کی داستانِ شجاعت محمد یٰسین سروہی کے قلم سے

کیپٹن فرحت حسیب حیدر نے پاکستان آرمی کی مایہ ناز بٹالین 9 پنجاب رجمنٹ میں کمیشن حاصل کیا۔ جب آپ نے یونٹ میں شمولیت اختیار کی تو 9 پنجاب رجمنٹ بہاولپور کینٹ میں اپنی خدمات سرانجام دے رہی تھی۔نئے آنے والے مہمان افسرکا فوجی روایات کے مطابق استقبال کیا گیا اور موصوف اس نئے مہمان افسر کی استقبالی ٹیم کا ایک حصہ تھا۔ انتہائی شاندار انداز میں استقبال کرنے کے بعد آپ کو میگزین گارڈ لے جایاگیا۔ ایک دن یہاں کی ڈیوٹیاں جاننے کے بعد آپ کو لانس نائیک کے عہدے پر ترقی دی گئی اور بعد میں آرمی کے تمام رینکس کا تجربہ دلایا گیا روزانہ آپ کا رتبہ تبدیل ہوتا رہا اور آپ کمپنی صوبیدار سے سیکنڈ لیفٹیننٹ بن گئے ،ان چند دنوں میں آپ کو ان تمام مراحل سے گزارا گیا جو ایک جوان کی زندگی کا معمول ہوا کرتا ہے تاکہ جب آپ ترقی کرکے یونٹ کمانڈر یا اس سے بڑے عہدے پر فائز ہوں تو آپ کو جوانوں کے تمام مسائل کا ادراک ہو، بعد ازاں نئے آنے والے ہونہار افسر کو الفا کمپنی میں پوسٹ کیا گیا اور جب یونٹ فیلڈ ایریا میں تربیتی مشقوں کے لئے موج گڑھ گئی تو آپ کو یونٹ انٹیلی جینس افسر متعین کیا گیا۔ بحیثیت نوجوان افسر آپ نے اپنی شاندار عسکری صلاحیتوں کابھر پور مظاہرہ کیا اور ہر چھوٹے اور بڑے تربیتی آپریشن میں بڑھ چڑھ کر حصہ لیا۔


1998 کی ابتدا میں آپ کی پوسٹنگ این ایل آئی رجمنٹ میں کی گئی۔ اس وقت 9 پنجاب رجمنٹ کوہاٹ سے کچھ فاصلے پر ایک سرحدی چھاونی ٹل میں تعینات تھی۔کیپٹن فرحت حسیب نے این ایل آئی رجمنٹ میں انتہائی پیشہ وارانہ مہارت کا مظاہرہ کیا اور اپنے جوانوں کی اچھے انداز میں تربیت کی۔ 1998 کے آخری ایام میں بھارتی افواج کی ہٹ دھرمی کا جواب دینے کے لئے ہمارے کچھ دستے اپنی سرحدوں کے دفاع کے لئے آگے بڑھے۔ روز بروز بڑھتی ہوئی بھارتی ہٹ دھرمی خطے کا امن و امان تباہ کررہی تھی اس کا بھرپور جواب دینا خطے کے امن کو برقرار رکھنے کے لئے لازمی تھا۔ پاکستانی سربکف سپوتوں نے اپنے آخری مورچوں پر جا کر صف بندی کرلی تاکہ دشمن کی ہر طرح کی جارحیت کا جواب دیا جا سکے۔انہی دستوں میں کیپٹن فرحت حسیب حیدر بھی اپنے جوانوں کے ساتھ اگلے مورچوں میں سینہ سپر تھے۔


کارگل کا علاقہ بھارتی کی فوج کے لئے بہت زیادہ اہمیت کاحامل تھا، ان کو معلوم تھا کہ اگر کارگل پر چند مجاہدین بیٹھ جائیں تو اگلے علاقوں میں متعین انڈین فوج بغیر کسی لڑائی کے ہی مر جائے گی۔ لداخ اور سری نگر کا واحد زمینی راستہ کارگل سے گزرتا ہے۔ سیا چین پر موجود بھارتی فوج کی کمک و رسد اور جوانوں کی تبدیلی کے لئے کارگل سب سے بہتر راستہ ہے۔ یہ راستہ سال کے دس مہینے برف سے ڈھکا رہتا ہے۔ یہاں قائم آرمی چیک پوسٹوں کی اونچائی 5000 میٹر یا اس سے زائد ہے۔ بھارتی فوج کو انہی دو مہینوں میں سیاچن میں زندہ رہنے کے لئے اپنا راشن پانی اور صف بدلی کرنا ہوتی ہے۔ سیاچین جانے والی اس شاہراہ کو این ایچ ون ڈی کہا جاتا ہے۔ اسی شاہراہ سے اگلے مدفوعہ علاقوں کے لئے بھاری سازوسامان لے جایا جاتاہے۔یہاں مجاہدین کے قبضے کے بعد جہازوں کے ذریعے بھی اپنی سپلائیز کو جاری رکھنا انڈیا کے لئے ممکن نہیں تھا۔ اس لئے یہ راستہ انڈیا کے لئے زندگی اور موت کی حیثیت رکھتا تھا۔
کہا جاتا ہے کہ کارگل کی چوٹیوں پرکشمیری مجاہدین نے یہ آپریشن کرنے کا فیصلہ انڈیا کے سیاچن پر قبضے کرنے کے فوراً بعد کر لیا تھا اور قبضے کرنے کے لئے بالکل انڈیا والا طریقہ اختیار کیا تھا۔ جب موسم کی سختی کے باعث انڈین فوجوں نے اپنی پوسٹیں خالی کیں تو کشمیری مجاہدین نے ان پر قبضہ کر لیا۔ جب بھارتی فوجی واپس مورچوں میں آنے لگے تو ان کااستقبال مجاہدین نے گولیوں سے کیا اور بھارتی قیادت اس سے بوکھلا گئی،خطے میں بڑھتی ہوئی بے چینی اور دشمنان پاکستان کی حرکتوں کو لگام دینے کے لئے پاک آرمی کے چند سو سپوت اورسرحدی پیرا ملٹری فورسز حرکت میں آئی اوردشمن سے لڑائی شروع ہوگئی۔ 

 

pakzamenkanaz.jpgبھارت کو جب مجاہدین کے اس قبضے کی خبر ملی تو اس نے کشمیری مجاہدین سے کارگل دوبارہ حاصل کرنے لئے اپنی کافی فوج استعمال کی جن کی تعداد 2 لاکھ سے زائد تھی۔ جس کو انڈین ائیر فورس کے 60،70 جنگی طیاروں کی پوری مدد حاصل تھی۔ ان کے مقابلے میں پہاڑوں کی چوٹیوں پر موجود مجاہدین اورباڈر پر متعین پاک فوج کے پاس دستی ہتھیار ہلکی توپیں اور مارٹر گنیں تھیں۔ بھارت نے دوران جنگ جدید ترین بوفرتوپیں استعمال کیں جو بالکل درست نشانہ لگانے کے لئے مشہور ہیں۔اس کے باوجود ان چوٹیوں کا دوبارہ قبضہ حاصل کرنے کی کوشش میں انڈیا کو بہت بھاری جانی نقصان برداشت کرنا پڑا۔ خاص کر ٹائیگر ہل کی چوٹی پوائنٹ4590 پر حملے میں انڈیا کی تاریخ کی کسی بھی جھڑپ میں سب سے زیادہ فوجی مارے گئے۔انڈیا کو زیادہ کامیابی نہ مل سکی۔اسی دوران پاکستان نے انڈیا کے مگ 27اور مگ21فائٹر جہاز مار گرائے۔ اسی طرح انڈیا کا ایک ایم آئی 8 ہیلی کاپٹر بھی گرایا گیا جو پاکستانی سٹنگرز کا نشانہ بنا۔ پاک فوج کے دستوں نے ایک انڈین جہاز بٹالک سیکٹر میں بھی گرایا۔


بھارت کی ہٹ دھرمی کو دیکھ کر پاک فوج نے بھی اپنے نیم فوجی دستوں اور پیر املٹری ٹروپس کو حرکت دی تاکہ کشمیری مجاہدین کی مدد کی جاسکے اور اپنی سرحدوں میں بین الاقوامی دہشت گردوں کو گھسنے نہ دیا جائے۔بھارت نے 1971کی جنگ کے بعد پہلی دفعہ اپنی فضائیہ کو استعمال کرنے کا فیصلہ کیا۔ جس طرح بھارت کی بری افواج درپیش چیلنجز کے مقابلے پر بہت بڑی تعداد میں مقبوضہ کشمیر میں سال ہا سال سے تعینات ہیں۔ اسی طرح کارگل سیکٹر سے مجاہدین آزادی کے چیلنجزکا مقابلہ کرنے کے لئے بھارت نے درجنوں لڑاکا طیارے اور گن شپ ہیلی کاپٹر استعمال کرنے کا فیصلہ کیا۔ اس نے اپنے آپریشن کو وجے کا نام دیا۔ جب دشمن کی جارحیت حد سے زیادہ بڑھ گئی تو پاک آرمی کے سپوتوں نے خود کو پیش کیا اور دشمن کو سبق سکھانے کے لئے دشمن کی طرف رخ کیا۔ 4 جون کو دشمن پوری طاقت کے ساتھ آگے بڑھا تو سامنے فرحت حسیب اور راقم اپنے مورچوں میں مورچہ زن تھے، اس روز ہمارے جوانوں نے جی بھر کر دشمن کو نقصان پہنچایا اور یوں دشمن کا ایک حملہ پسپا ہوگیا اور اب کسی بڑے حملے کی توقع کی جا رہی تھی۔ حسب توقع7جون کو دشمن نے ایک بہت بڑی افرادی قوت کے ساتھ کیپٹن فرحت حسیب کے مورچوں پر حملہ کر ڈالا اس بار دشمن کو آرٹلری اور فضائی حمائت حاصل تھی جس سے پاک آرمی کا کچھ نقصان ہوا مگر ہم اپنی خامیوں کو دور کرکے مزید اچھے انداز میں دشمن کو خوش آمدید کرنے کے لئے تیار ہوگئے مگر اس دورا ن ہماری سپلائی لائن میں کچھ خلل پیدا ہوا اس کا دشمن نے بھر پور فائدہ اٹھایا اور خوب آتش برسائی۔9 جون کی صبح کو دشمن نے مارٹروں اور بھاری توپ خانے سے دوبارہ حسیب حیدر کی پوسٹ پر بمباری کی اوراسی جھڑپ میں سخت لڑائی کے دوران کیپٹن فرحت اور ان کے ساتھیوں نے جامِ شہادت نوش کیا۔ جب تک ہمارے شہیدان چمن کی رگوں میں لہو اور آنکھوں میں نور رہا دشمن ہماری طرف آگے نہ بڑھ سکا۔ 29جون کو کچھ فاصلے پر میجر وہاب اور آپ کے ساتھیوں نے وطن عزیز پر اپنا سب کچھ قربان کردیا ۔گلتری سیکٹر میں لالک جان نے دادشجاعت دی اور مادر وطن پر قربان ہوگیا اور یوں ان فرزندان وطن نے اپنا لہو بہا کر وطن کی مٹی کی حفاظت کا حق ادا کردیا۔


کیپٹن فرحت حسیب حیدر نے جس دلیری، بے باکی اور جرأت مندی کا ثبوت دیتے ہوئے وطن کی آبرو پر اپنی جان نچھاور کی اس کی مثال کم ہی ملتی ہے۔آپ نے وطن کے دفاع کی خاطر پندرہ سے سترہ ہزار فٹ بلند ی پر واقع برف پوش چوٹیوں اور انتہائی نا مساعد موسمی حالات میں انتہائی جانفشانی سے کام کیا۔ اس معرکے میں آپ اور آپ کے جوانوں نے بے خوفی کی ایسی داستانیں رقم کیں کہ جھپٹ کر پلٹنا اور پلٹ کر جھپٹنا صفاتی اعتبار سے پاکستان کے عساکر کی پہچان بن گیا۔ آپ اپنے مٹھی بھر سپاہیوں کے ساتھ اپنے علاقے میں مورچہ زن رہے اور جب تک آپ کی رگوں میں خون دوڑتارہا دشمن آپ کی طرف میلی آنکھ سے نہ دیکھ سکا۔ کیپٹن فرحت حسیب حیدر کی جرأت اور بہادری کے اعتراف میں حکومت پاکستان نے آپ کو بعد از شہادت ستارہ جرأت سے نوازا۔

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