1965 War Hero Sepoy Maqbool Hussain buried with military honours in AJK
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – The funeral prayers for Sepoy Maqbool Hussain were offered at Chaklala Garrison on Wednesday.
According to the ISPR, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and several civil and military high-ranking officers attended the funeral of Maqbool Hussain.
Sepoy Maqbool Hussain was laid to rest in his ancestral area Narian, Trar Khal, Azad Jammu and Kashmir with full military honours.
Sepoy Maqbool Hussain had successfully completed the mission in Srinagar in 1965 war between Pakistan and India and got injured. Despondently, he became the prison of war.
Maqbool Hussain is among one of those who for the honour of their country never uttered even a single secret and bore tribulations and hardships when caught by the enemy.
One cannot imagine the pain he suffered for the sake of Pakistan. He remained in Indian jail for around 40 years, yes four decades. His nails were plucked, but he never uttered even a single word against his motherland.
Indians wanted him to abuse his country, not a chance! He never bowed down to the aspirations of the enemy. Indians as usual applied every harsh and inhumane mean, setting aside the Geneva Conventions, to gain Pakistan national secrets he had buried down in his chest.
A day earlier, Sepoy Maqbool Hussain, a veteran of the 1965 war, breathed his last at Combined Military Hospital Attock. According to the Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR), the brave soldier was injured and taken prisoner by the Indian Army during the 1965 war. After spending 40 years in Indian jails, he was released in 2005.
Sepoy Maqbool Hussain received the Sitara-e-Jurat, the third highest military award of Pakistan.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa had expressed his grief on Maqbool Hussain’s demise.