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. MasterBasit desired to become a soldier of Pakistan Army. He has been permitted by Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez kayani tobecome a soldier of Pakistan army for a day. (14-8-2010) – Photo ISPR

Master Basit, 15 years old boy, who is suffering from blood caner,became a soldier of Pakistan Army for one day. He is saluting the national flag alongwith other unit officers at Karachi. Master Basit desired to become a soldier of Pakistan army may be for one day. To fulfill the dream of young Basit, COAS General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani permitted Master Basit to become a soldier of Pakistan Army for oneday. (14-8-2010) – Photo ISPR

Major General Asfand Yar Patodi, General Officer Commanding presenting souvenir to Master Basit who became soldier ofPakistan Army for one day. Master Basit is suffering from blood cancerand 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.(14-8-2010) –

by ISPR