"His is a stunning story, worthy of being told to younger generations who seek easy roads in life"
This person who accompanied FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi on recent visit to China is the Chief of General Staff (CGS) of Pakistan Army Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza.
Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza had not even a single family member in this world when he joined Pakistan Army.
He was an orphan & for that reason, the blank space in front of "Next Of Kin" column in his service file was filled with "8 Sindh Regiment"the name of his parent is unit / battalion in Army. He once said that I have no other person & family member in this world except my unit 8 Sindh Regiment & Pakistan Army.
Today, the same person who had no one in this world is CGS of Pakistan Army which is the senior most appointment after Army Chief.
This also witnesses how much army sticks to merit and principles.