The holy month of Ramazan is no less than an event for the Muslims, followed by Eid, where one has the most desire to stay near their loved ones and spend the special occasion in their company. Right from the beginning, all of us passionately indulge in preparing for Eid – and just in that celebratory atmosphere, imagine receiving a dead body of your loved one. The pain, loss and ordeal is beyond one’s imagination except those who face it and survive through it.
None of us can hardly feel an ounce of what the young son of Col Sohail Abid Shaheed felt when he received the dead body of his beloved father when he was expecting him to be home soon to spend Eid with them. No one can imagine what his old father went through and how much courage it took to salute at the sight of his son’s corpse rather than shedding a tear.
The loss had undoubtedly emotionally affected the entire nation and every single person feels indebted to Col Sohail’s family, who have shown such courage and strength during this tragedy.
The pictures of Shaheed’s son, standing by his dead father and Col Sohail’s father, receiving his son’s coffin with such courage have moved the internet community.
People have shown their gratitude and emotions on social media platforms, showing their respect and support for their security forces.
Shaheed Col Sohail Abid laid to rest with full military honour.
“When a soldier sacrifices his life I lose part flesh of my body, that night is always difficult to pass. But we remain fully determined to sacrifice anything and everything for the defence of our motherland”, COAS. pic.twitter.com/exQ5AIKNKS
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) May 17, 2018
What a country….. where those loved and needed by their families are willing to leave them crying behind them..only to protect their motherland…. pic.twitter.com/A3RUpOwhkK
— Fe'reeha Idrees (@Fereeha) May 17, 2018
Son- We are indebted—💕
A letter in name of 12 years old son of Shaheed Col Sohail Abid— by Kinnaird college Lahore teacher— Asma Hamid Awan— pic.twitter.com/T8EOox4BC9
— Rauf Klasra (@KlasraRauf) May 17, 2018
Police Constable also achieved Shahdat , his life was also precious , please do recognise shaheed Sana Ullah as well . pic.twitter.com/ZFfJtQsA2E
— Ayaz Ahmed (@ChAyazAhmed) May 17, 2018
اللہ پاک شہید کے درجات بلند فرماۓ اور اسکی فیملی کو صبر دے
کتنا ظالم ہے ہمارا ایکس پی ایم خود جاتی امرا کے محل میں رہتا ہے اور وطن پر جان قربان کرنے والی پاک فوج پر دہشت گردی کا الزام لگا کر بدنام کرتا ہے کہاں وطن کے جانثار کہاں #کرپشن_سے_غداری کرنے والا نواز غدار
— ..𝓐𝓷𝓷𝓲𝓮.. (@anniesehar1) May 17, 2018
یہ بچہ ایک دن میں آج گھر کا بڑا بن گیا ہوگا اللہ تعالی شہید کے گھر والوں کو صبر جمیل عطا فرمائے آمین
— Javeria Siddique (@javerias) May 17, 2018
چیف صاحب آخر کب تک بیویاں اپنے سہاگ اور بچے یتیم ہوتے رہیں گے ۔پاک آرمی کے جوانوں کے شہداء کے بہے ہوئے خون کے ایک ایک قطرے کا حساب دینا ہو گا ان دہشتگردوں کو ان کے سہولت کاروں کو ۔ #WeLovePakArmy
— SagheerAhmed.Gujjar (@sagheertahir) May 18, 2018
This war needs to end. Someone needs to make strategic decisions and make peace with neighbors.
— Asim Ali (@asimali1) May 17, 2018
Only because of such ppl, Pakistan ajj zinda hey aur jab tuk aesay log hein, tak tuk Pakistan hey, inkay beghair nai.
— Rizwan Taj (@RizTajK) May 17, 2018
Yes we are indebted ….
— عامر انجم (@ahanjumis) May 18, 2018
It is a sad news. We prayed for him. And also for those who are not in uniform but died as Pakistani. They were also my brothers and sisters out there for their families, and never came back.
— Aneel Khan (@AneelArch) May 18, 2018
Sir, we proposed national solidarity day in respect of all our shaheed’s whether civilians or Jawans !
Please share our thoughts and make it a cause for wider awareness of great sacrifices by our people.
— Wonderer (@President0ffice) May 17, 2018
Col Sohail Abid Shaheed sacrificed his life during an operation in Balochistan, in which high-value Lashkar e Jhangvi target involved in terrorist activities across the country along with two suicide bombers.
“Security Forces conducted an IBO [intelligence-based operation] in Killi Almas, Balochistan on pointation from apprehended HVT [high-value target] about [the] presence of suicide bombers along with other terrorists in hideouts,” (Inter-Services Public Relations statement).
“During an intense exchange of fire Colonel Sohail Abid of Military Intelligence embraced Shahadat while 4 soldiers got injured including 2 critical,” the ISPR added.
Abid’s father said that he is proud of his son and his sacrifice for the peaceful future of Pakistan. Abid’s brother also said that his brother is the reason today he and his family are holding their heads high with pride.
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