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The Funniest Thing I Read Today — 30.11.2021

November 30, 2021

By Q.M. Saltanat, PTB; SBMM

Today the Supreme Court told the Secretary Defence, Lt Gen (retd) Mian Hilal, that “If these [military] lands are not being used for defence purposes, then they will be returned to the government.”

“The secretary responded that the term ‘strategic defence’ was a broad term. He claimed the “commercial activities on the military land were also part of strategic defence.” He said the commercial activities on the military land promoted the welfare and boosted the morale of the army deployed on borders during peace times.”

What a profound statement that gives a whole new dimension to the term ‘broad’ — I mean just consider its strategic depth. The National Defence University should award Mian Sahib an honorary doctorate for such a pithy and spirited defence, verily a one-line dissertation, undoubtedly the shortest in the world. It would give a further boost to his already high morale.

As for the return of the land, don’t get your hopes too high. This kind of shadow boxing is par for the course in the Land of the Pure. 

Pāk sarzamīn shād bād / Kishwar-i ḥasīn shād bād

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2331773/military-land-under-commercial-use-should-be-returned-to-govt-sc

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