by Raja Mujtaba
On May 30, 2011 America celebrated Memorial Day to honor the men and women who laid down their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. On that day, tributes were also paid to more than 1,400 soldiers, who died in combat in Afghanistan,
We, the veterans of Pakistan’s Military fully appreciate your sentiments about the fallen heroes. Our feelings are deeper than these words can describe the emotions that servicemen have for their fallen comrades. Our feelings are particularly deeper as we are partners of the United States in this War On Terror and have also lost over 3,500 of our finest soldiers in addition to over 35,000 civilians deaths.
We earnestly hope and pray that this war is over soon and yours and our soldiers return home to their families in peace.
After graduating from college, I joined Pakistan Army and was commissioned in a Tank Regiment. I am a veteran of the Indo-Pakistan war. After leaving the Army, I joined IT as a profession. I was hired by Kuwait Air Force And Air Defence as an Adviser to computerize its entire operation. Here I was the Chief Coordinator of the Project, Kuwait Automated Support System (KASS). It was a state-of-the-art leading-edge technology where we established over 500 online terminals network with dedicated voice and data communications. It had Satellite linkups to connect with other systems and track the inventory movement for KAF & AD. On this project, I was coordinating with the US Navy, IBM World, AT&T, and Martin Marietta for the development, deployment, and operation of the KASS. Writing has always been a passion for me, been writing for 25 years for various newspapers and periodicals. Now for the last four years, I have formed my virtual Think Tank, Opinion Maker. Here we have some renowned writers from Pakistan and abroad who contribute regularly that’s helping the world opinion in some way. I am a keen golfer may not be a good one but play on a daily basis. I am also fond of using the camera to picture nature and people.