Martyred major laid to rest

Updated September 22, 2019

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KARACHI: Major Adeel Shahid, who was martyred along with a sepoy along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border on Friday, was laid to rest with full military honours here on Saturday.

A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the funeral prayers of Major Shahid were offered at Imambargah Khairul Amal, Ancholi.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, provincial ministers, Corps Commander Lieutenant General Humayun Aziz, senior officers and soldiers of the Pakistan Army, relatives and a large number of area people attended his funeral prayers.

Later, he was laid to rest in the Wadi-i-Hussain graveyard off the Superhighway.

Relatives of the martyred major and area people were full of praise for him, recalling him as a gentle, soft-spoken and kind-hearted man.

They said that he was married to the widow of a martyred captain. He was father of one-and-a-half-year-old twin daughters.

He and a sepoy were martyred when an improvised explosive device went off near Gursal Gate along the border with Afghanistan in Baizai tehsil of Mohmand tribal district a day before.

Published in Dawn, September 22nd, 2019