I visited my uncle’s grave this Sunday in Rawalpindi’s Race Course Graveyard. I spotted this grave near my uncle’s. Some little child (probably nephew or niece) of the captain, who embraced martyrdom in Swat operation, had installed small Pakistani flags on the grave. Perhaps the children played “guard of honour” on the grave.
When we buried our uncle in the martyr section of the graveyard, only less than a quarter of the section was occupied by graves. Now we have to walk a lot to reach the uncle’s grave. Considering our appetite for the war on terror, it is likely that we may need to open another section for martyrs.