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Tuesday Jul 14 2020
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Web Desk

'I have lots of love for Pakistan Army,' says teenage cancer patient after meeting Gen Bajwa

By
Web Desk

The kid has been fighting cancer for a year and had earlier spoken about his wish to join the Pakistan Army. Twitter/DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR)
 

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday met a 15-year-old cancer patient after the teenager expressed his wish to meet him.

In a video uploaded on the Twitter account of Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major Gen Babar Iftikhar, the COAS can be seen interacting with the child, Ali Raza, through a video link at the Corps Headquarters Karachi.

The kid has been fighting cancer for a year and had earlier spoken about his wish to join the Pakistan Army.

"COAS appreciated his passion, inquired about his wellbeing & prayed for his recovery," Maj Gen Iftikhar wrote on Twitter. Raza is then seen being given a souvenir as a token of gratitude.

Later, in the video, the teenager talks about his experience, expressing his joy at meeting Gen Bajwa.

"My name is Ali Raza. I have lots of love for the Pakistan Army. I wish to join the army to protect my country. Today, I'm very happy to wear this uniform!

"I thank Army chief a lot. Pak Fauj zindabad [Long live Pakistan Army]," he says.