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Army officials martyred in North Waziristan will be laid to rest with full military honors today

LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Two officials of Pakistan Army, who were martyred after terrorists opened fire on their vehicle in North Waziristan, will be laid to rest with full military honors today (Wednesday).

The funeral prayers of 21-year-old Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed Shaheed will be offered at Lahore’s Ayub Stadium shortly after which he will be buried at the Cavalry Ground graveyard.

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

On the other hand, Sepoy Basharat 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 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.

According to a message on Facebook from Moeed’s cousin, the deceased belonged to the 136 Long Course of PMA and hailed from the 4 Northern Light Infantry unit.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa stated that “Freedom isn’t free, it costs sons of the soil. Freedom that we enjoy today is owed to so many such bravehearts. Salute to our Martyrs,” said a tweet sent out by DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor.

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

Speaking about her son, who was martyred in a terrorist attack in North Waziristan, she said Moeed “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.