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. 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. 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.
Master Basit, 15 years old boy who is suffering from blood cancer,
coming to join an army unit at Malir Cantt Karachi for a day. Master
Basit desired to become a soldier of Pakistan Army. He has been
permitted by Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez kayani to
become a soldier of Pakistan army for a day. (14-8-2010)
Major General Asfand Yar Patodi, General Officer Commanding presenting
souvenir to Master Basit who became soldier of Pakistan Army for one
day. Master Basit is suffering from blood cancer and he desired to
become a soldier of Pakistan Army may be for one day. COAS, General
Ashfaq Parvez Kayani permitted Master Basit to become soldier in
Pakistan Army for a day.