FIFTY years ago, as a student of Shiblee College in the small UP town of Azamgarh, I sought revenge when someone came and told me that a Hindu politician had beaten up a member of our hockey team. Egged on by a mob of students, I beat up the politician at a public meeting. Then came the Partition. I set sail for Karachi from Bombay in '49 after my graduation. My brother was already in the Pakistan Army, so it didn't take me long to decide on a career. I joined the Pakistan Military Academy in '50 and was commissioned into the Baloch Regiment in '52. It was a smooth ride to the top, to GHQ Rawalpindi.