LAHORE: Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed, a young Pakistan Army officer who embraced martyrdom in a terrorist attack in North Waziristan on Tuesday, was laid to rest at Cavalry Ground Graveyard.
Funeral prayers of the martyrdom officer were offered at the Ayub Stadium on Wednesday. Lahore Corps Commander Lieutenant General Amir Riaz, Punjab Rangers Director General Azhar Naveed Hayyat Khan, Pakistan Navi Station Commander SM Shahzad, ASF Chief Security Officer Imran-ul-Haq, Lahore Capital City Police Officer Muhammad Amin Wains, Operations DIG Dr Haider Ashraf, Lahore Mayor Colonel (retd) Mubashir Javed, senior military and civil officers and a large number of people attended the funeral.
Freedom isn't free, it costs sons of the soil: COAS on North Waziristan attack
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Moeed embraced martyrdom when a group of terrorists targeted the army vehicle from nearby mountains in North Wazirstan Agency. In the ambush, a sepoy, Basharat, from Gilgit also embraced martyrdom.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa, in his message on the martyrdom of two soldiers, said, “Freedom isn't free, it costs sons of the soil. Freedom that we enjoy today is owed to so many such brave hearts. Salute to our martyrs". Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also paid tribute to the soldiers.
A contingent of Five Light Infantry brought Moeed’s body to Ayub Stadium where his colleagues paid tribute and offered fateha for the departed soul.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 14th, 2017.
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