Major Mamoon had sustained critical wounds when an improvised explosive device went off while fighting militants during operation Zarb-e-Azb.
The soldier remained hospitalized for over sixth months in an intensive care unit, says his father Col. Saadi in a social media post.
— Junaid Akhtar (@junaidashaikh) March 15, 2016
In June 2014, the army launched the “Zarb-e-Azb” operation in a bid to wipe out militant bases in North Waziristan tribal area and so bring an end to the bloody decade-long Islamist insurgency that has cost Pakistan thousands of lives.
The military says it has killed more than 3,600 insurgents in the tribal zone, with 358 soldiers having lost their lives.