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1965 war veteran Sepoy Maqbool Hussain passed away at Combined Military Hospital Attock on Tuesday 28th August. In the latest news from military media wing, Late Sepoy Hussain will be laid to rest with full military honors.
— Umaimah Makhdoom (@Umaimah_qureshi) August 29, 2018
Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed his sorrow over Hussain’s death. He had been admitted in CMH for a past few months.
Sepoy Maqbool Hussain to be buried today. In 1965 war he was taken as a prisoner by the Indian Army, but never given the status of Prisoner of War, which denied him certain rights. He spent 40 years in India & showed resilience despite mental & physical torture. pic.twitter.com/WkRPxyTBex
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) August 29, 2018
His funeral prayers will be held on Wednesday 29th August at 12.30 pm at AK Centre Attock as well as at Chaklala Airbase at 2.30 pm. Following his funeral prayer, the deceased will be laid to rest at his native village Sudhnoi in Azad Kashmir.
A great loss today Sepoy Maqbool Hussain BR faded off. A Missing in Action 1965 War hero came back to his home in 2005. I always found a pride in his eyes.
A legend whose legacy is Pakistan Army independant Pakistanis
May Allah pak raise his soul amongst those he loves most pic.twitter.com/Slc3FZ9CHq
— بت شکن (@buutshikan) August 28, 2018
Sepoy Maqbool Hussain was a brave soldier of Pakistan Army who was captured by Indian Army in the 1965 war after being injured. He spent 40 years in the captivity and was eventually released in 2005. During his unlawful detention, Sepoy Maqbool Hussain bore unbearable torture in Indian prisons.
He is also referred as a ‘living legend’ who fought a fight against the Indian army alone in the prisons for 40 years. In his imprisonment, he was denied the status of a prisoner. As a part of his torture, Sepoy Maqbool was kept in solitary confinement and was subjected to inhumane treatment. He was forced to chant ‘Jai Hind’. He, however, endured the atrocities and adhered to his oath to serve the country.
He was eventually released in 2005 as a part of an agreement that brought an exchange of civil prisoners. In recognition of his valiant services for the country, the Government of Pakistan honored him with Sitara-i-Jurrat.
Sepoy Maqbool Hussain was a part of a troop that severed the communication lines of the Indian army in 1965 war but however was severally injured at the end of the operation and was unfortunately taken the prisoner.