Late Mian Muhammad Shah Din had the courage to say 'NO,' had the courage to face the truth, and had done only what was right. He believed "toughness was life." In any ongoing battle between conscience and self-interest, he always preferred to sacrifice his self interest.
Late Mian Shah Din "An Ocean of Knowledge" -- - "A Man of Principle"
Mian Shah Din Chief Staff Officer [middle] first seated row Tariq Mian [ middle] on the carpet
مرنے والے کی جبیں روشن تھی اس ظلمات میں
جس طرح ستارے چمکتے ہیں اندھیری رات میں
مرنے والے مر تو جاتے ہیں لیکن فنا ہوتے نہیں
وہ حقیقت میں کبھی پیاروں سے جدا ہوتے نہیں
As An Unapproachable Officer
Once, while presiding over an “Enquiry Committee” (ordered by Governor Punjab 1976), Mian Shah Din (PSS) resisted all pressure from higher authorities and delivered his verdict on merit --and ignored the chief minister, the principal secretary to the governor and governor sahib.
Consequently, he was immediately sacked. However, a few years later, he got re-instated and blessed with promotion in 1980.
After his restoration, as Deputy Secretary/Chairperson PCDC Punjab Govt, he went on his official tour of Mianwali - where he was greeted by at least 500 officials (aprox)/ civil staff at the Railway station ( claimed by a senior PAF Officer posted there at the time.
According to that military officer, Mian Sahib surprised impressively all the official greeters who came there to recieve him (Mian Sb), because the secretariate boss declined pleasant offers from the local departmental heads and the senior executives trying to accomodate him during his presence there. He preferred to arrange his accomodation on his own.
During his tenure with the government, he earned and enjoyed good reputation, as he never surrendered to the unlawful orders of ministers or any higher authority.
Zero tolerance:Mian sahib regularly called meetings for department heads in his own Office regarding the deceased pensioners. He used to chargsheet any boss if found negligent towards the survivors of deceased (orphans and the widows).
During his tenure asSecretary Pensions (PCDC), no widow was ever found neglected by any department throughout the province.
Furthermore, he always took necessary official action against lazy and selfish officials.
Within rules and regulations, he actually did discipline a few officers including a lazy SE (Superintending Engineer) for non compliance.
LECTURES: Carried out Dawah Work on regular basis among the bureaucrats, police officials and the magistrates at the district level -including the government servants in Lahore area and the vicinity. His lectures were solely for promoting the honest working environment among the public servants to earn Rizq-e-halaal. As a dedicated speaker, he delivered lectures to boost up the morale and strengthen/repair the damaged conscience and morality of the government servants-in order to bring in a corruption free atmosphere in the country. He always preached the noble Qur’an and used Iqbal’s kalaam for explanation.
Most of all, he spent his life making sure that the orphans and the widows were looked after appropriately.
During General Ayub's tenure as Army Chief, Mian sahib (a civil officer) had to join the Army as Captain. (exercises purposes)
Mian sahib was selected for 1970-71 foreign training at Civil Service Staff College London England; he graduated the course with distinction.
Section Officer Establishment, Organization and Methods,West Pakistan
Section Officer (Welfare)Punjab
Section Officer (POLICE) Home Department -Punjab Government
Deputy Director (Civil Defence) on deputation
Estate Officer Punjab Government --responsible for allotment of Residences to government servants, judges and the bureaucrats in (GOR 1, GOR 2, GOR 3)
Chief Staff Officer (West Pakistan Civil Defence Headquarter)
Right after emigrating to Canada, Mian Sahib offered his services to the "Board of Education Toronto" to volunteer as "Teacher" ---- however, was highly appreciated and thanked for his interest.
كل نفس ذائقة الموت
Mian Sahib breathed his last on June 14th, 2010 (2 Rajab 1431).
Burried: June 15th, 2010 in Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens, 3164 9th Line, Oakville Ontario Canada.
May Rab-e-zuljalaal bless his soul with the best place in (jannah tul firdous) aameen
Chief Staff Officer, Mian Shah Din,
Commissioner Multan Division
and the Mayor Multan
towards the Demo Ground
I would say you are lucky that your. Tarbiyat was done by a man like him and a bit of unlucky that you lost him.
I shall always remember him in my prayers and wish and hope all our brotheren have such niice father and loving and obedient sons like you and Imran Bhai
Tasadduq bhai endorsed what you wrote and I consider myself unfortunate to have missed a glimpse of the person.
May Allah bless him with jannah and with best of both the worlds to all of us Inshaallah Aamen
Imam Nafees had some nice advice for us all and sincerely wish that all of us follow it in relation to our parents Aamen
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Janab Shah Nawaz Sahib, Assalam-o-Alaikum waRahmatullah waBarakatuhu
I had the opportunity to sit with Marhoum Mian Sahib few times. It was very enjoyable to talk to him. Comparing myself with him, his memory was incredible. He narrated several Iqbal's poems. Last meeting I had with him it was in the hospital. He was little drowsy that evening but he felt my presence momentarily & shook hand. I still feel the tenderness of the hand of a man with great caliber. May Allah SWT bless his soul
with comfort & tranquility in the hereafter. Amin!
Janab Tariq Mian Sahib,
Assalam-o-Alaikum waRahmatullah waBarakatuhu
Thanks for your call on Friday. It gave me so much moral & spiritual strength, you would not believe it. Undoubtedly you Ma' Sal Allah have a very remarkable public relation virtues, which I am lacking. After talking to you, this Friday evening it made me to ponder upon the Tafseer lesson ; ` At the day of Judgment my Salaats & good Deeds will be taken away by the people whom I have mistreated.' Although I try hard to back off in some difficult situations but I am still a human being. So please do pray for me & please do coach me to achieve the level of politeness you have acquired & decent manners you display in dealing with others. Promise ? I have a habit of bad mouthing, finger pointing & criticizing others . Which is not a good recipe of my ` Nijjat' in Akhirah'.
The article 'A man of integrity' is thought provoking in our corrupt society in Pakistan now a days. While there were two very sad incidents recently back home where two families died with self-inflicted poisons.
But still the public do not learn the lesson. The dangerous pace of material greed still has no damper in sight. The people of integrity are gradually departing us leaving a huge & vast vacuum.
At the bottom of your post there is an icon called ` link to this post'. Mehfil brother should also visit it.
Your encouragements are my spiritual food without any fear of cloistral. I need it desperately.
Mian sahib was a practical honest Muslim and an intelligent and witty person. I had a few sittings with him after Shazma was married to my brother in law and cousin Azhar. You can guess his character by just counting Allah's blessing upon him in this world in the shape of his contented heart and his blessed children, who are for sure going to be SADQA JAARIYA for him. He brought up more than three daughters and as per our Prophet SAW promise Inshallah shall be sharing with him in Jannat. May Allah rest his soul in peace and bless his children and us all with a guidance to right path in the footsteps of his Prophet SAW.
Humayun Azhar Chaudhry
Senior Electrical Engineer KEO International Consultants. Doha QATAR --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mian Shah Din (Chief Staff Officer), Syed Nusrat Hussain (Deputy Commissioner) and the City Mayor proceeding towards the STAGE
Mian Shah Din served the nation with utmost integrity
Mian ShahDin and Azhar sahib early 2010 Toronto
Mian Sahib sitting while his subordinate Mr Rafique is addressing
Mian Sahib Staff Officer (sitting) while his subordinate Mr. Malik addressing .
Mian Muhammad Shah Din
West Pakistan Civil Sectt
Gazetted Positions held by Mian Sahib
Chief Staff OfficerWest Pakistan
Deputy Director Punjab
Estate OfficerWest PakistanSecretariat,
Resposible for alotting official residences on strict merit basis: GOR 1, GOR 2, GOR 3, Bhawalpur House Lahore
Section Officer (Services & General Administration Dept) West Pakistan