Funeral prayer of martyred Abdul Moeed offered at Ayub Stadium

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LAHORE : Funeral prayer of 21-year-old Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed Shaheed has been offered at Ayub Stadium with full military honours and he has been laid to rest at the Cavalry Ground graveyard in Lahore, on Wednesday

Moeed’s body was taken to his native village in Burewala, Vehari, last night and brought back to Lahore in the morning.

Sepoy Basharat, who also embraced martyrdom will be laid to rest in his native village in Gilgit.

The two officials were martyred in a terrorist attack in North Waziristan Agency, the (Inter-Services Public Relations) ISPR said on Tuesday. The ISPR said that Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed and Sepoy Basharat were martyred after terrorists fired on their vehicle from the surrounding mountains.

Moeed had recently graduated from the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), Kakul, while Basharat had three years of military service, the ISPR statement added.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, condemning the incident, extended his condolences to the bereaved families and prayed to Almighty Allah for blessing the departed souls with eternal peace.

The prime minister stated that the sacrifices of precious human lives in the war against terrorism will always be remembered.

Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Jawed Bajwa was quoted as saying in a tweet by ISPR Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor that “freedom is not free, it costs sons of the soil. Freedom that we enjoy today is owed to so many such brave hearts. Salute to our martyrs.”

The mother of 21-year-old Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed Shaheed told a private media outlet that she is proud of her son and the profession he chose.

Speaking about her son, Moeed, she said that “he earned respect for himself and us”.

The eldest of four siblings, Moeed would always get gifts for them and repeatedly ask his mother to tell him what she wanted, the mother recalled.

“He took really good care of all of us. He would always serve me and fill my plate before his own,” she said further.

Orignally published by NNI

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