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In the protocol reception line at Madinah Airport receiving President Faruq Ahmed Khan Laghari; Sahibzada of the Foreign Service is shaking hands while I stand just behind him.
Taken: Mar 16, 2012
A picture probably taken up in the hills near Kan Mehtarzai - the highest railway station in Asia (at 2222 meters) till the narrow gauge train ran in the late 1980's; my police guards and driver Mannan (holding the camera) are with me.
Being given the Guard of Honour upon my departure from Kila Saifullah where I served as Political Agent, February 1993
Standing at the Gateway at Gulkach - the border between Balochistan and South Waziristan (on the other side of the gate) year: 1986 when I was posted in Zhob
From the left: Saleem Mughal and Bashir (my friends from Karachi University), myself and the formerIndian Prime Minister, the late Narsimha Rao at a function in Karachi - yes, the peaceful Karachi of the 1970's when Mr. Rao visited as the Foreign Min
Receiving Mr. Nawaz Sharif - during his first term as Prime Minister - at Loralai, Balochistan
Sitting on a milestone reading "Sui 50 km" - Urdu readers would immediately recognize that sitting on a "sui" (a needle) is quite a feat!
Standing in front of Hale Manoa - my dorm - at the East West Center, University of Hawaii
From the right: myself, Askar Humanyun Ansari, a DMG colleague who left the service and joined the British Law Service (or whatever it is called ...H.M.'s......), Mr. abdur Rauf Khan, nowadays Secretary in the Government of Punjab, and Mr. Imtiaz sha
Myself with the great Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti, Quetta 1991
1995: Akif at Gulistan Station on the Quetta-Chaman Line
1995: Akif at Bostan Station - the junction of the Quetta-chaman line with the old narrow guage Zhob Valley line
1966: Akif in front of the Staue of Liberty
1994: from the left: Mr. Manzur Elahi, DG, Civil Services Academy, a lecturer, Mr. Javed Sadiq Malik, then Deputy Director, Civil Services Academy (now Federal Ombudsman, 2008)
1994: At the DMG Campus: from the left Imtiaz Shaikh, Athar Sial, Khusro, Khizer Hayat, and Ataullah Baloch
late 1993: while on the district tour to R Y Khan; Akif sitting on the "Sui" milestone with Iqbal Kidwai (ex-DMG)
1993: In a hostel room (whose?) from left: Shafqat Mahmood (Customs), Rana Mehboob (ex-Accounts), Malik Afzal (police), ???, Arif Khan (DMG), Hamid Haroon (MLC) and Rub Nawaz (DMG)
1995: In Murree, on the Mall, P. B. Jamali, Capt. Khalid Pervez, Shahrukh Arbab?, Akif, Tahir Raza, Javed Chaudhry
1984: Iftikhar Babar (presently Trade Minister Tokyo), Khusro (Commissioner Lahore) and myself at Jahangir's Tomb, Lahore
1984 Akif and Khusro with the Prophet of Doom - the late Prof. Abdur Rashid, formerly Principal Government College, Lahore; the PoD was our syndicate in-charge at the Academy 1983-84
Zulfi Kazmi, myself and Athar Sial in front of the DCO Office, Gujranwala
The occasion is late Naseem Ghani's wedding in Lahore: from left Tahir Raza, Hasan Iqbal (DMG), Ahmed Saeed, Fahimulhaq, Khwaja Shafiq (income tax), Khusro (DMG), Imtiaz Shah (Accounts),and partially Rashid Mazari and Iftikhar Babar (DMG); Fazal Meka
Revenue training at Thokar Niaz: from right Khusro, Sardar Rahim, Tariq Zaman, late Nadir Memon, Naseer Jamali, A. R. Qureshi, Prince Abbas, etc standing behind is Pir Bakhsh Jamali; standing right at the back after the line of sitters ends are Rauf
2008: Myself and Zulfi Kazmi at Gujranwala (in front of the DCO Office - formerly the Commissioner Office) - where we had gone to meet Athar Sial - our batchmate
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