PESHAWAR: Captain Roohullah embraced martyrdom on the attack at the Police Training Centre in Quetta in while at least sixty recruits lost their lives and 120 were injured.
Roohullah aged 26 hailed from Shabqadar tehsil of Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He was a commando of the Special Service Group (SSG) which is the most elite commando force of the military.
He reached the Police Training Centre when the terrorist incident took place and fought valiantly against them in the clearing operation until he embraced martyrdom.
He was the eldest children, and was to get married next month. His father and brother are not deterred and have said that Roohullah always wanted to be part of the Pakistan Army.
They said that Roohullah has embraced martyrdom for the sake of his country. A large number of people have gathered at his ancestral home in Shabqadar to pay their respects and offer their condolences.
“I wanted him to get admission in medical school, but he said that he wants to die a as martyr,” said his father, Muhamamad Najibullah. He said that Roohullah was obsessed with the Pakistan Army.
His cousin Jalal recalled the memories with Capt. Roohullah and said that he was a very humble and simplistic person, and was very fond of going on adventures and would go whenever he would come back home.
He joined the Pakistan Army in 2009 and had been served in the tribal areas of Pakistan, and was posted in Quetta last year.
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has announced to award a posthumous Tamgha-e-Jurat (Medal of Courage) for showing extraordinary gallant and for distinguished service in combat operations.
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