ISLAMABAD: The Senate Defence Committee on Tuesday visited the mausoleum and home of Lance Naik Mehfooz Shaheed in Pind Malkan the recipient of Nishan-i-Haider, to pay homage to him on the occasion of the57th Defence Day.

The committee chairman, Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, led the delegation comprising senators Shahzad Waseem, Waleed Iqbal, Rukhsana Zuberi and Zarqa Suharwardy.

Senator Mushahid laid a floral wreath and offered fateha at the mausoleum and also met members of the martyr’s family.

Addressing a gathering at the mausoleum, Senator Mushahid Hussain applauded the exemplary heroism of the martyr and other brave sons of the soil who laid down their lives for the defence of the country.

“We also salute the resilience and resolve of the mothers, fathers and families of our martyrs. The eternal sacrifices of the Pak Army for the homeland can never be forgotten. Pakistan army is a national army and is the guarantor of unity, territorial integrity, sovereignty and stability of the motherland,” he said.

“The presence of representatives from all the provinces and political parties is a confirmation that the whole nation is united for national security above party considerations,” he added.

To pay tributes to the martyr, who sacrificed his life for the motherland during the Indo-Pak War of 1971, members of the defence committee later visited the family of Mehfooz Shaheed.

While talking to the family, Mushahid Hussain Sayed said: “Brave sons of the soil had thwarted the nefarious designs of the enemy by sacrificing their lives for the nation. Sacrificing lives to protect the motherland was an honour and we salute his sacrifice and pay respect to his family.”

Published in Dawn, September 7th, 2022

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