The 7th War Course passed out from the
2nd Pakistan Battalion of Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul in December 1966. The 2nd
Pakistan Battalion was located in Tobe Camp at that time.
Now, after the passage of 45 years, the
officers of 7th War Course have been spread over the whole country, and many
have gone and settled abroad. And sad to say, there are a considerable number who
have left for their eternal abode.
The 7th War Course is proud of its war
heroes Maj Ghulam Rasul, FF, Sitara-i-Jurat (Shaheed), Maj Mumtaz Ali Burney, Punjab,
Sitara-i-Jurat (Shaheed), and Maj Tahir Hassan Aslam, AC, Tamgha-i-Jurat.
Although all of the members of 7th War
Course have by now retired from military service, nevertheless, their friendship and
association with each other continues to flourish through the efforts of the Advisory
Council, and especially its Secretary Maj. (Retd) Khalid Mahmood Shaikh and Lt Col (Retd)
Aizaz ulo Waheed
Members of the Advisory Council are
Brig. (Retd) Mateen Mohajir, Brig. (Retd) Hubdar Ahmed Madni, Brig. (Retd) Salahuddin
Tariq, Brig. (Retd) Muhammad Nazir, Col. (Retd) Shamim Ahmed Khan, Lt Col (Retd) Aizaz ul
Waheed, Maj. (Retd) Riaz Hussain Awan, Maj. (Retd) Habibullah Niazi, Maj. (Retd) Zia
ul Haq and Maj. (Retd) Khalid Hyder.
7th War Course was trained in Ghaznavi
Company, 2nd Pakistan Battalion and the training course in PMA started around 16 June
1966. It remained the junior most company for quite some time, and had the dubious honour
of being ragged by 3rd War (Aurangzeb Company), 4th War (Tipu Company) and 6th War (Babar
Company) before earning a well-earned respite after the arrival of 8th War Course in
September. However, this excessive ragging did serve to make the 7th War Course a hardy
lot, and even the frequent attendance of the BSM's (Battalion Sergeant Major) evening roll
call at the GC Office were welcomed by most, much to the consternation of the seniors.
Organization details of Pakistan
Military Academy, 2nd Pakistan Battalion in the year 1966 are as follows:
Brig Sultan Mahmud, FF succeeded by Brig. Abu Bakar Oosman Mitha during the course.
Battalion Commander: Lt.
Col. Amir Hamza
Company Commander Ghaznavi Company:
Major Muhammad Hameed, Artillery, popularly known as Hameedi as Pakistan's Olympic hockey
player. He was succeeded by Major Faiz Muhammad Khan, Artillery, during the course.
Company Havildar Major Ghaznavi
Company: CHM Nadir Khan, 12 C
Ghaznavi Company had five platoons
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1 Platoon Commander Major Khawar Rasheed Pirzada, 5H
2 Platoon Commander Major Amir Muhammad Khan, Punjab
3 Platoon Commander Capt Ejaz Ahmed, ASC
4 Platoon Commander Capt. Abdul Manaf, 20L
5 Platoon Commander Major Khawaja Rahat Latif, FF