Lahore (Staff Report): The funeral prayers of 21-year-old Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed Shaheed were offered at Lahore’s Ayub Stadium after which he was buried at the Cavalry Ground graveyard.
On Tuesday, the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces (ISPR) reported that two officials of Pakistan Army, Moeed and Sepoy Basharat, were martyred after terrorists opened fire on their vehicle in North Waziristan on Monday.
Moeed's body was taken to his native village in Burewala, Vehari, last night and brought to Lahore today after his funeral prayers were offered there.
Lahore Corps Commander Lt Gen Aamer Riaz, the Punjab Rangers chief, senior government officials, and relatives of the deceased attended the funeral.
On the other hand, Sepoy Basharat will be laid to rest in his native village in Gilgit today.
Moeed had recently graduated from the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), Kakul, while Basharat had three years of military service, the ISPR statement added.
According to a message on Facebook from Moeed's cousin, the deceased belonged to the 136 Long Course of PMA and hailed from the 4 Northern Light Infantry unit.
"Freedom isn't free, it costs sons of the soil. Freedom that we enjoy today is owed to so many such bravehearts. Salute to our Martyrs," Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa stated.
DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor shared the message on Twitter.
DG ISPR, in a series of tweets, said Pakistan has done its part and has cleared areas on its side of the border from terrorist presence.
It is pertinent to remember that recently North Waziristan was cleared of militants after the Pakistan Army launched Operation Zarb-e-Azb in June 2014.
The retired army chief, General Raheel Sharif launched the operation, following the attack on the Karachi airport.