Tuesday 22 May 2018


Brigadier (R) Gul Zaman Satti (late) was born on 7 October 1941 in Kotli Sattian, who moved to Rawalpindi after completing his primary education from Kotli Sattian. He was actively involved in sports during his high school and college education. He was very tough and rugged as he belong to hilly area where roads and allied facilities were non-existent in those times. In addition to this he was an orator who was always leading the debate competitions. 

He joined Pakistan Military Academy in April 1962 and assigned to 15 Punjab Regiment in 1964. He was defending the frontier of Run of Kuch during 1965 Indo-Pak war, and was recommended for Sitara-i-Jurat after Pakistani victory. He also served at Dhaka just before 1971 war. 

Gul Zaman Satti (late) served as a Brigade Major in Kel Sector, Azad Kashmir, and commanded 21 Punjab Regiment in Gujranwala in 1977, then he went to attend War course at National Defence College, Rawalpindi.

He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier in 1984. He commanded 107 Brigade in Gujranwala (1984), 61 Brigade Quetta (1987) and 105 Brigade Okara (1989).

Later he was appointed as a Director Army Sports in GHQ Rawalpindi and attended 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He was also the head of Pakistan delegation for Common Wealth Games in Canada where he was presented Queen Baton by Queen Elizabeth. He was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) for his 33 years of outstanding service and unwavering dedication.

After his retirement from Pakistan Army he joined Army Welfare Trust in 1998 and served there for four years as a Director of Farms and Sugar Division. In 2002, he left his job to become Tehsil Nazim (Administrator) of his native town Kotli Sattian. He served his native town as a Tehsil Nazim, and in return for his services for the area a road has been named after him by the people of the area. He had a stroke and left us on 8th of November 2016 May Allah bless him with highest rank in Jannah Ameen.

Contributed by: Shahnaz Satti

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