PESHAWAR: War veteran Sepoy Maqbool Hussain breathed his last at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Attock on Tuesday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the brave soldier, hailing from Azad Kashmir, got injured and was taken prisoner by the Indian Army during the 1965 war. Later, after spending 40 years in Indian jails, he was released during 2005. He was brutally tortured during his imprisonment and he had lost senses when he was released. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) even co-produced a drama on Maqbool Hussain’s heart wrenching but patriotic story, directed by Haider Imam Rizvi. He was recipient of Sitara Jurrat. He was receiving medical treatment for the last few months.

The Namaz-e-Janaza of Maqbool Hussain will be offered today (Wednesday) with full military honours.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed grief on Maqbool Hussain’s demise.