Duties fulfilled: Soldier of mountains rests in peace

PARACHINAR: Hailing from a village located at the foot of the white mountains in Kurram Agency, Tahir Hussain had chosen to join the Levies force to serve as a protector of his country.

Most of the people from the 200 households in the village — Zeran Yousufkhel — make a living by either working in the nearby fields or joining the Levies force or Frontier Corps.

Being a Levies man, Tahir was on the forefront of rescue efforts that were under way soon after the explosion occurred in Turi Market, Parachinar on June 23. He was busy in taking bodies out and helping injured being sent to the hospital when the second explosion occurred. Like many others taken into the fold, Tahir too was badly wounded.

He was taken to the hospital in Parachinar, where due to his critical condition, the doctors referred him to Peshawar. After a five-hour-long drive the wounded soldier was brought to Combined Military Hospital, but there too he could not be treated due to lack of space at the…

Original published: 2017-07-17 21:38:00 Read the full Karachi News here


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