'I am proud of my son', says father of Captain Isfand Yar Shaheed

06:27 PM | 18 Sep, 2015
'I am proud of my son', says father of Captain Isfand Yar Shaheed
LAHORE (Staff Report) - “I am so proud that my son embraced martyrdom,” stated the father Isfand Yar Bukhari, a captain in Pakistan Army who died in a terrorist attack on PAF camp in Peshawar today.

“I thank Allah for choosing my son for this sacrifice,” Fayyaz Hussain Bukhari told the media on Friday.

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“He wanted to wear the uniform and I surrendered my wish to see him a doctor. The army is supreme, which made him change his career path,” the proud father said.

Mr Bukhari said his son was a champion who was never defeated in any field. “His mother used to call him a sword striking enemies of the motherland.”

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Captain Isfand Yar Bukhari graduated at the top of his class from Pakistan Military Academy and received the coveted sword of honor.


He was the vice-captain of his institute’s hockey team.


A chess champion in college, and the president of the Biology Club.


He was a brave and intelligent young man with a bright future ahead of him.

APP07-14 HYDERABAD: November 14 – Army personnel carrying the coffin of shaheed soldier Allah Dino of the Army at airport for funeral prayers resident of district Matiari who embraced shahdat in during Operation Rah-e-Nijat in South Waziristan. APP

He gave his life for the country on September 18, 2015.