To quench the thirst of education, he came to Lahore and joined Lahore Garrison University in fall 2019. Being his roommate, I remember that he was a serious and brilliant guy. He was burning the midnight oil for exams. His exams were just around the corner. One day, Salman one of his comrades said to him,“Danial! What are you studying? Come and join PUBG combat”. He denied and muttered with a smiling face, “Salman tomorrow I have a quiz on Introduction to Computer Technology”. Salman resisted and persisted that he had to play at least once. He agreed. He fought the whole night.
I tried to stop him from fighting combats at the age of 17 but his spirit and passion could not stop him. He is now a combater a real commando. He is serving his service under the supervision of PUBG (Play Unknown Battle grounds) corporation subsidiary of South Korea. Being obedient and well-seasoned to his company he is now a captain of his team. He fought the whole night and day. For him, fighting at night is a passion and fighting at day is a great comfort and peace of mind. In short, fighting with zeal and zest is a glass of water for him and fighting without any compensation is his cup of tea.
He is a soldier who could not deny sacrificing his time and money at any cost. He is famous for his bravery and sacrifices. Once he was given a five-day mission to free the occupied territory. He parachuted along with his three companions. This time the situation was entirely different. He was a combater of unknown battlegrounds but this time the ground was well known as the “Battleground of Kot-Kai, Waziristan”. Danial with his three companions Kashmir Khan, Sheen Gul Sarhadi and Ilyas Rockety pushed ahead towards the nearby terrorist shelters at dark midnight. “Sir your hands are shuddering” asked Kashmir khan. What happened Sir?
The captained shouted at him. You bloody pathetic junior how you dare to ask such a stupid question. Answered Kashmir khan with a graceful modesty, Sir, I was just asking about your health. Nothing it’s just of cold and taciturn weather. As they go ahead both Captain and Kashmir khan’s hands and legs are shaken in such a way that they were on the edge of falling. By the way, why are you vibrating Kashmir khan? Asked the captain? One-pot sets another boiling, replied Kashmir with his smiling face. Don’t beat about the bush and zip your lip for a while. The captain shouted at him. As the enemy’s moat was on the peak of a hill, it was not easy as ABC but The Captain along with his soldiers succeeds to crawl near the fence. They opened fire on enemies with their AKM assault rifles. They killed more than twenty pathetic invaders. The captain screamed and ordered, “March ahead and be ready to scope in on me and give me cover”.
They reached the fort. The opponents were more than fourscore. “Bham my bham bara dy”, said the captain (toss the grenade at the opponents). Kashmir Khan throws the grenade and knocks off many. Captain Danial up his thumb NTNT, nice try, nice try Kashmir Khan….
Now the bloody opponents retaliate in such a way that they were unable to move ahead. Now they all bow downed on the ground. The Captain muttered “Indeed it is a hard nut to crack but Never say die, never give up, just keep moving, persistence can change a failure into extraordinary achievements”, said the Captain.
Sheen Gul Sarhadi pulled the bolt back of his Kalashnikov and opened fire in such a gigantic and thundersome way that the AKM assault rifle and helmet of the Captain fall to the ground. “NPNP no problem, no problem, just keep it up”, said the Captain.
Ilyas Rockety hit the upper moat of the fort with his rocket launcher. Now there were few opponents left on the back of the fort. From the top corner of the fort, a terrorist throws a grenade. Captain along with his companion tried to rush from the place but failed. Kashmir khan and shin Gul Sarhadi were killed at the spot and Ilyas get wounded. The Captain screamed.“Stuff them with bullets and confirm the kill, Ilyas fired”. The invader running towards the Cptain. “I will put you down to size today”. The captain gave a bitter reply, “khuda ki kasam to khatam hai”.
Now the captain is playing unknown battels. A student who was moving heaven and earth for studies now burning midnight oils for unknown battlegrounds. He hasn’t cracked a book in the last two-semester. He gained weight and now he is suffering from depression. Due to less interaction with friends now he is confronting stress and anxiety.
The writer is a talented student from South Waziristan, currently doing BS English from Garrison University Lahore and can be reached at email@example.com