I knew my grandfather had war medals but l never knew where they were. So while rummaging through his belonging l came across his military case. He still had all his army uniform, some intact some eaten by mice. In a knotted carrier bag l found his war medals, 5 in total. Hearings stories from the elders in the village, he was in charge of 250 soldiers.

He must have known that his grandchildren would come and hunt for his belongings after he left. I never got to meet my grandfather so this is something to cherish.

Sub Abdul Malik

JCO 2237

GOC 12 Division | 27 Azad Kashmir Infantry Battalion

AKRF (Azad Kashmir Regular Forces). The AKRF had its own intake and training structure separate from the Pakistan Army. The AKRF was the military element of the Azad Kashmir Government.

May Allah grant him Jannah and all the soldiers who fought in the struggle for the independence of Pakistan & Kashmir.