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COAS fulfills cancer battling girls’ desire to become soldiers


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In a heartwarming gesture, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday, 27th March, fulfilled the desire of two sisters suffering from cancer to become soldiers.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), two sisters namely, Javeria, 13 and Ruba, 15, who are battling with the lethal disease cancer, had pleaded the COAS General Bajwa for becoming soldiers. The COAS instructed the wish to be fulfilled and the girls were made honorary soldiers for a day.

Corps Commander on the direction of General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with the sisters and provided them the army uniforms, who later laid floral wreaths on ‘Yadgar-e-Shuhda’ and recited Fateha for the martyrs. They were also given a tour of the army museum.

The DG ISPR had tweeted out his video with a call to action and also told the boy to contact CMH for assistance about his father’s condition.

Back in December 2017, a 14-year-old boy Ahsan Hussain was shifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) after he posted a short video requesting the army chief to help him with his heart transplant.

In a video message, Hussain had requested Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Lahore Corps Commander Lieutenant General Amir Riaz to help him with his heart transplant surgery as it was unaffordable for his family.

He had mentioned that the doctors suggested heart surgery for him as only 20 percent of the organ was functioning. After hearing the news of Corps Commander Lahore visiting the hospital, the boy and his family had broken into tears.

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The DG ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor has also responded personally to other pledges made over the social media through his personal twitter handle. The case of the missing bag, as it is coined, is a shining example of the military reaching out to the general public in times of need excluding matters of security.

A young student had reported his bag to have gone missing on a tour bus to Swat, which contained his father’s medical documents. The DG ISPR had tweeted out his video with a call to action and also told the boy to contact CMH for assistance about his father’s condition.

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