LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday visited Johar Town residence of 21-year old 2nd Lieutenant Abdul Moeed who embraced martyrdom in North Waziristan a couple of days ago.

The chief minister met parents and siblings of the martyr and offered Fateha for the departed soul. He paid rich tributes to the sacrifice of martyr Abdul Moeed for the country and said that he has set an example of bravery and courage by embracing martyrdom at the very young age. He said brave sons of the country sacrificing their lives for the motherland are the real heroes and sons like Abdul Moeed are pride of the soil. He said that Moeed has been blessed with martyrdom and it is part of every Muslim’s faith that martyrs live forever. He said that 220 million people of Pakistan are proud of the great sacrifice of Moeed. He said that brave sons like him have written a new history of peace with their blood and their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

Talking to parents and other family members of Moeed, the chief minister said that he had set a great example by laying down his life for future of the country. “I salute the courage of parents of the martyr and the entire nation is with the family of martyr,” he said. He announced that a project in Vehari would be named after Moeed.

Also, Chief Minister Shehbaz expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of Zubaida Appa, sister of Fatima Suriya Bajya and famous writer Anwar Maqsood.In his condolence message, the chief minister prayed for the departed soul .

Separately,  the CM condoled death of Allama Mufti Muhammad Amin, , renowned religious scholar and writer of 'Aab-e-Kausar' and 'Al-Burhan'.

The CM paid rich tributes to the religious services of the Allama Mufti Amin and said that he worked for brotherhood, harmony and tolerance throughout his life.

In another message,  Shehbaz expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of former Air Marshal Asghar Khan. The chief minister paid rich tributes to the gallantry services of the deceased for Pakistan Air Force and said that he was a great patriot and truthful Pakistani.