On the 63rd Independence day, Master Abdul Basit, a 15 year old boy, made a history to become soldier of Pakistan Army for a day.
According to the ISPR, the young, patriotic lad, who is suffering from blood cancer had expressed his desire to Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, through an NGO “Make A Wish Foundation” that he wanted to be soldier of Pakistan Army, may be for a day.
The Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, took special interest and allowed the child to become a soldier for a day and spend time in a unit on the Independence Day of Pakistan.
Master Abdul Basit, though very weak and fragile, because of his ailment put on the uniform like a professional soldier and reported to unit of Punjab Regiment at Malir Cantt Karachi.
The young soldier was warmly welcomed at the unit. Later, Master Abdul Basit spent a busy day with officers and men of his unit.
Master Abdul Basit after a day’s work with soldiers said that his life-time dream to join Pakistan Army has come true and he cherished every minute spent with the soldiers.