Addressing a ceremony in this regard held here at the hospital,
Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad said the entire nation was indebted to those who had sacrificed their lives for their future. Such martyrs would always be remembered till dooms day, he added.
He said Captain Asfandyar Bukhari Shaheed sacrificed his life while
leading his troops aganist the terrorists. The nation and the country
could not forget his great sacrifice and that is why it was decided to rename the DHQ Hospital after him.
Dr Fayyaz Bukhari, father of Captain Asfandyar Shaheed, MNA Malik Aetbar Khan, MPAs Jahangir Khanzada and Shavez Khan, Deputy Commandant Artillery Centre Col Akra, MS Dr Sultan, DCO Rana Akbar Hayat and AC Nazarat Ali, besides relatives of Capt Isfandyar were also present on the occassion.
Sheikh Aftab said the hospital was renamed atfer Capt Asfandyar on
the directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif to pay homage to him for his gallantry during the terrorist attack on PAF Base Badaber on September 18, 2015 and embracing martyrdom after killing many terrorists.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Fayyaz Bukhari said he was proud of
his martyred son, who had sacrificed his life for the mothrland. He was was part of the QRF (Quick Response Force), which bravely fought the terrorists during their attack on PAF Base Badaber.
He said Asfandyar was awarded “Sword Of Honour” after completion of his military training at Kakul in October 2008. He got his secondary school education from Fauji Foundation School Attock and did FSC from Cadet College Hassanabdal. After then he joined the Pakistan Army.
Dr Fayyaz said he also took part in Saudi Arabia war exercise and
was awarded a gold medal. In 2011, Asfandyar invented Tatget Acquisition Instrument. He was also awarded peace medal by UN Peacekeeping Mission.
The mother of Shaheed Captain, who is a religious scholar,
said her son was a gift from the Almighty, who had sacrificed his life
for the country.
Later talking to APP, Dr Fayyaz said patriotism was part of their
belief and his son had proved it. From his childhood Asfandyar was
ambitious to join the Pakistan Army. His mother used to say that her son was a sword which would kill the country’s enemies.
He said Asfandyar throughout his academic career remained topper.
He was also a good hockey and polo player.
He appreciated the government for renaming the hospital in son’s name and called for ensuring complete facilities and medicines for patients.
According to his friends and teachers, Asfandyar was fond of joining
the Pakistan Army and then getting the country rid of the terrorists who were a hurdle in its development.
His friend and class fellow Syed Hussain Naqvi told APP that during
their last conversation, Capt Asfandyar had told him that he would soon be in action against the terrorists and he proved his words during the Badhber terror attack.
Hussain Raza said Asfandyar was a brave, valiant and down to earth
human being. His teacher Tanzeela Ashfaq Chaudhry said Asfandyar was an intelligent, outstanding and obedient student. He was a man of character and brave.
Muhammad Zaheer, one of his teachers, said Asfandyar was a naughty as well as an intelligent and obedient young man.
One of his Army Unit colleague said Asfandyar was a brave soldier and a good friend.