Saudi Arabia/Pakistan: A Friend Shares a Memory of Abdullah

Abdullah and I became a couple while we were both posted to Islamabad, Pakistan with our respective jobs.  As we got to know each other better we began to introduce our friends to one another.

We had an active professional and social life in Pakistan which included attending or hosting a variety of events.  Although Pakistan is a predominantly Muslim country, there would be functions where alcohol was available and served.  I mention this to set the backdrop of a friend’s recollection.

My friend is a vivacious, fun and God loving Pakistani woman and married to a beautiful Pakistani man.  We’d get together often to enjoy each other’s company.

Following is her brief recollection of a moment with Abdullah that left an imprint on her and illustrated his character.

“At a party I found myself sitting next to a very drunk man – a well known figure of Islamabad society – who kept pestering me with personal questions. It had just reached the point of being uncomfortable when suddenly someone plopped down on the sofa right between us and put one arm around me and the other around the drunk. It was Abdullah. Within a second he had that man up on his feet and was steering him towards where Carol and Gibran were playing Snooker. “See that good looking, very tall, military type man” he said out loud, “that is her husband and he will very much enjoy answering all of your questions!” 


This was Gibran and my second or third meeting with Abdullah, but it set the tone of a firm friendship between us. The best way to describe brother Abdullah….he had that Old World chivalry and charm :)”


Thank you my dear friend for sharing your memory!


7 Responses

  1. Applause :):):)

  2. Regarding Saudi Arabia/Pakistan, Saudis bu such works like building mosques(primarily The Faisal Mosque is the largest mosque in Pakistan, located in the national capital city of Islamabad) and schools wanna expand their influence__esp. Islam affairs__on a not very rich Muslims’ country such as Pakistan. The influences would bee touched in readily oppressing Shiites and promoting Pakistan/USA relations.

  3. charming carol 🙂 such memories bring so much happiness when recollected later doesn’t it 🙂

  4. I love it when friends share their memories of Abdullah and knowing us as a couple.

    AA – Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have a long history of good relations. The US/Saudi/Pakistan relationship is a critical and important relationship as well.

  5. Ha..cute! 🙂

  6. Dear Bedu:
    “The US/Saudi/Pakistan relationship is a critical and important relationship as well.”
    Let me complete it:
    The US/Saudi/Pakistan relationship is a critical and important relationship as well which Saudis(US puppets) never could have justified Pakistan to go along with US…

  7. Oh my even when there is something sweet on your blog some people not mentioning anybody by name (look above my post) have to be mean. I am so glad you have good memories.

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