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Brave Son of Soil Martyred Captain Aqib Javed laid to Rest in Sargodha


SARGODHA– Martyred Pakistan Army captain Aqib Javed, who embraced martyrdom while fighting with terrorists in Balochistan, has been laid to rest with military honour at his hometown.

A number of local citizens and Pak Army officers attended the funeral prayers.

Aqib left one brother and one sister aggrieved. His father is a retired navy officer. Captain Aqib belongs to Tehsil Bhera of Sargodha district of Punjab.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qyreshi while paying tribute to the martyred captain said “I want to show the world the face of a young officer Captain Aaqib Javed martyred today who was meant to get married on the 24th of August.”

Father of the martyred captain said Aqib got commission in Pak Army in 2015 and got promoted to captain’s rank in 2018. He said Aqib was performing his duties in Balochistan from April 2019. The father said he is proud of his son’s martyrdom, adding that Aqib had joined the unit on Sunday after spending holidays.

He said Aqib can’t get married now but he would be remembered as he is an inspiration not only for the family but for the whole area.

Ten Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred in terrorist attacks in North Waziristan and Balochistan, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.