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War veteran sepoy Maqbool Hussain laid to rest with full military honours

RAWALPINDI: The funeral prayers of 1965 war veteran Sepoy Maqbool were offered on Wednesday at the Chaklala Garrison. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and a large number of officers and soldiers attended the prayers and paid respect to the national hero. The deceased was laid to rest with full military honour at his native village Narian in Azad Kashmir. The prayers in his hometown were attended by President Azad Kashmir Masood Khan, GOC Murree, senior civil and military officials, and a large number of…

Sitara-e-Jurrat recipient Sepoy Maqbool Hussain passes away

RAWALPINDI: One of the country's most valiant soldiers and Sitara-e-Jurrat recipient Sepoy Maqbool Hussain breathed his last at Combined Military Hospital Attock, Pakistan Army's media wing announced on Tuesday night. The brave soldier got injured and was taken prisoner by the Indian Army during 1965 war. He spent forty years in Indian jails and was released in 2005. He was awarded the Sitara-e-Jurat in 2009. His funeral prayers will be offered on Wednesday with full military honours, Director General Inter…

Two soldiers martyred as Indian troops open fire across LoC

RAWALPINDI: Two Pakistan Army soldiers embraced martyrdom on Wednesday after Indian troops opened unprovoked firing in Bhimber sector along the Line of Control. According to Inter Services Public Relations, Pakistan Army troops responded to Indian unprovoked firing. There are reports of substantial damage to Indian posts. The martyred include sepoy Muneer Chohan, aged 32 years and resident of village Kahuta, and sepoy Amir Hussain, aged 28 and a resident of district Bhimber. “In 2017, more than 1,500 Indian…