LT GEN MOHAMMAD ASLAM SHAH HI (M) SBT
LT GEN MOHAMMAD ASLAM SHAH WAS ENROLLED IN THE PAK ARMY AS THE 2ND LIEUTENANT IN 1952 . AFTER PASSING OUT 12TH OUT OF 80 CADETS, MOHAMMAD ASLAM SHAH JOINED 2ND PUNJAB REGIMENT. AS A LIEUTENANT, MOHAMMAD ASLAM SHAH DID THE INTELLIGENCE COURSE. IN THE HISTORY TO DATE OF PAK ARMY M. ASLAM SHAH REMAINS THE ONLY LIEUTENANT WHO HAS BEEN THE INSTRUCTOR AT THIS EARLY RANK. BEING A CAPTAIN, ASLAM SHAH WENT TO AMERICA TO DO A COURSE OF INTELLIGENCE. IT IS REPORTED THAT IN THE USA, ASLAM SHAH REMAINED STEADFAST AND WAS VERY PUNCTUAL IN THIS PRAYERS. AS A MAJOR, ASLAM SHAH BECAME THE BRIGADE MAJOR OF AN INDEPENDENT BRIGADE AND WAS POSTED IN SIALKOT SECTOR. HE THEN FOUGHT IN THE WAR OF 1965 BRAVELY. HE TOLD THAT “ON THE BATTLE FIELD WHEN THE WAR CAME TO A HALT, THE INDIAN ARMY PLACED A FIRE OVER MY TENT AND THERE WERE REPORTS THAT I WAS KILLED. BUT I LEAPED OUT OF THE FIRE AND DID A WIRELESS INFORMING MY TROOPS THAT I AM ALIVE.” HE TOLD THAT THE COMMANDING BRIGADIER RAN FROM THE BATTLE FIELD AND ASLAM SHAH COMMANDED THE TROOPS AND THUS WAS GIVEN HILAL E JURAT. HE LATER BECAME A MAJOR GENERAL AND THE MARTIAL LAW ADMINISTRATOR OF ZONE “E” (GILIGIT AND WHEREABOUTS). HE WAS PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT GENERAL IN THE YEAR 1984. HE COMMANDED 4 CORPS AND 1 CORPS AND RAISED 30 CORPS WHICH IS IN GUJRANWALA. GENERAL ASLAM PASSED OFF PEACEFULLY ON 31ST OF JULY 2012 AND HIS FUNERAL WAS ATTENDED BY A LARGE CROSS SECTION OF PEOPLE. (SPECIAL THANKS TO HIS GRANDSON IBRAHIM JAMAL SHAH FOR SHARING DATA AND PHOTO) .
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Interesting review of Gen Aslam Shah. He was younger brother of Qureshi Muhammad Hashim Shah who was Director Agriculture Punjab and was boss of my father Ghulam Sarwar Arshad (EADA/head of Agriculture programme Radio Pakistan Lahore) All above personalities were very loving may Allah swt reward them high ranks in Jannat ul Firdos Aameen.
Imran Bhai great to see you there and also thanks for remembering my Grand Father.
Nadeem Adnan Shah