Shoaib Aurangzeb always dreamt of becoming a soldier, but his dream was shattered when his doctor disclosed that he is suffering from a life-threatening illness Thalassemia major. This news did not, however, change his ambition. Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan conveyed his cherished wish to the Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif who was kind enough to accommodate the wish and allowed the ailing child to become a Soldier of Pakistan Army for a day. Shoaib visited an army unit in Malir Cantt and was decorated pips of Lieutenant by the Commanding Officer of 43 Azad Kashmir Regiment and made history by becoming the youngest Lieutenant of Pak Army. He also took part in all the activities of the unit including riding in the tank and rifle shooting.It was a touching moment when a young Soldier saluted the Army Chief and expressed his desire to fight shoulder to shoulder along with the Pakistan Army against the terrorist. The Army Chief greatly appreciated his gesture of wanting to serve the country as a soldier while fighting with his life threatening illness.
Story By Majid Maqsood(Team PS)
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