My hero in this was off course the man who made it all possible !
Major Aslam Watanjar the indomitable tankist who played hell with Daud Khans presidential palace !
It was Aslam Watanjars bold action of April 1978 that inspired me to join Pakistan Armys tank corps in 1981 !
We all saw the illegitimate usurper Zia as an illegitimate man who had no business to be there !
We are human beings and just because a man was the army chief we did not have to regard him as onewhen he was in reality an illegitimate usurper !
Watanjar may have been an Afghan by birth but he was greater than that ! He was a hero who transformed a country and removed an arbitrary president ! We identified with his actions of April 1978 ! From where he was was not material or relevant !
We saw Aslam Watanjar as a revolutionary and a hero !
I had the great honour of meeting my hero Jagran Watanjar in 1995-96.
He died in 2000 and is buried in Oddessa ! May God Bless his soul !
Later I met many Khalqis and Parchamis in
A Parchami Colonel who was a dare devil pilot of Mig 21 and Sukhoi 5