Pakistan Army soldier who spent 40 years in Indian jails passes away

Published: August 29, 2018
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Sepoy Maqbool Hussain. PHOTO: FILE

Sepoy Maqbool Hussain. PHOTO: FILE

Pakistan has lost a brave soldier and son of the soil, who faced extreme torture in Indian prisons during his unlawful detention for 40 years.

Sepoy Maqbool Hussain breathed his last at the Combined Military Hospital, Attock where he had been admitted for the past few months.
Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed sorrow over Hussain’s death, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

According to the military’s media wing, Maqbool Hussain will be buried tomorrow with full military honour.

The brave soldier got injured and was taken prisoner by the Indian Army during the 1965 war.

He was released in 2005 after spending 40 years in Indian jails. He was a recipient of Sitara-e-Jurrat.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • MS
    Aug 29, 2018 - 1:17AM

    Why he spent so many years in Indian prisons. There were dozens of Prisoners swaps during those 40 years but nobody bothered about on him. Shame on those who are scoring points now.Recommend

  • ahtesham
    Aug 29, 2018 - 11:15AM

    His death is a great loss for us and his sacrifices for the country will be remember forever.Recommend

  • Shaukat A Brah
    Aug 29, 2018 - 11:32AM

    I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family. Indeed, he was the pride of Pakistan. Recommend

  • Sachin
    Aug 29, 2018 - 1:09PM

    I feel for him. Poor guy. The government must have acted proactively for cases like his.
    There can be many similar cases on both sides.Recommend

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