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LAHORE: A class III student was invited by Lahore Corps Commander Lt-Gen Naweed Zaman in his office to acknowledge his gesture of goodwill for the army.

Eight-year-old Yousaf Mueen, of Lahore, had sent a letter to the corps commander along with a donation of Rs5,000 from his own saving to “buy bullets for troops to eliminate militants during the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan”.

According to a press release, he wrote that he regularly watched news about the army operation on TV channels, and though being tender in age, it was not possible for him to fight alongside the troops but he was determined to contribute towards his country and the army.

Expressing his resolve to serve his country with pride, he concluded, ‘your future army officer, Muhammad Yousaf Mueen’. The corps commander lauded his commitment towards a national cause and presented him a souvenir as a memento of his visit to the Corps Headquarters.

Published in Dawn, June 28th , 2014