Namaz-e-Janaza (funeral prayer) of 1965 war veteran Sepoy Maqbool Hussain was offered at Chaklala Garrison in Rawalpindi on Wednesday.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, a large number of Pakistan Army Officers & Soldiers as well as civilians attended the funeral prayer and paid respect to the national hero.
The deceased will be buried with full military honour at his native village Narian, Azad Kashmir later tonight, said the Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor in a twitter message.
Namaz e Janaza of 1965 war veteran Sepoy Maqbool, SJ offered at Chaklala Garrison. COAS & large number of offrs/sldrs attended the prayer and paid respect to the national hero. Deceased will be buried with full mil honour at his native village Narian, Azad Kashmir later tonight. pic.twitter.com/2zarFd2x09
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) August 29, 2018
Sepoy Maqbool Hussain breathed his last at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Attock on Tuesday.
The brave soldier got injured and was taken prisoner by the Indian army during 1965 war.
Later, after spending 40 years in Indian jails, he was released during 2005. He was recipient of Sitara-e-Jurrat, the third highest military award of Pakistan.
The COAS expressed his grief on his demise of Sepoy Maqbool Hussain.