‘He earned respect for himself and us,’ says mother of martyred army officer Lt Abdul Moeed


The mother of 21-year-old Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed Shaheed told Geo News she is proud of her son and the profession he chose.

Speaking about her son, who was martyred in a terrorist attack in North Waziristan, she said Moeed “earned respect for himself and us”.

The eldest of four siblings, Moeed would always get gifts for them and repeatedly ask his mother to tell him what she wanted, the mother recalled.

“He took really good care of all of us. He would always serve me and fill my plate before his own,” she said further.

Earlier today, the army said Moeed and Sepoy Basharat, also 21, were martyred in a terrorist attack in North Waziristan Agency.

Moeed, who had recently graduated from the Pakistan Military Academy in the 136 Long Course, hailed from Burewala, Vehari.

According to a message on Facebook from Moeed’s cousin, the deceased hailed from the 4 Northern Light Infantry unit.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa stated that, “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,” said a tweet sent out by DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor.


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