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Shoaib Aurangzeb always dreamt of becoming a Soldier from his childhood but his dream was shattered when his doctor disclosed that he is suffering from life-threatening illness Thalassemia major, but this news did not change his ambition. “I wish to be a Soldier” was the words he uttered to Make-A-Wish Pakistan volunteers who visited him at the hospital where he was undergoing blood transfusion.

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Make-A-Wish Foundation Pakistan conveyed his cherished wish to the Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif who was kind to accommodate the wish and allowed the ailing child to become a Soldier of Pak Army for a day.10359566_10205920900732107_347120625570665078_n 10387472_10205920897092016_863164215245143030_n 10608325_10205920900092091_5844643369461174429_o 11001850_10205920899812084_4160593262534377804_n 11001829_10205920899332072_279300405542268366_n 10983432_10205920901052115_4924110790672028084_n 10983399_10205920893651930_8372151399292367113_n 10923617_10205920899372073_8380187168808026916_n

Shoaib visited an army unit in Malir Cantt and was decorated pips of Lieutenant by the Commanding Officer of 43 Azad Kashmir Regiment and made history by becoming the youngest Lieutenant of Pak Army. He also took part in all the activities of the unit including riding in the Tank and rifle shooting. He also met the GOC Malir Major General Shahzad Naeem Khan who presented an insignia to the young soldier.

Not only Shoaib`s most cherished wish was granted in a magnificent way but he also had an honour of meeting the Chief of Army Staff at Corps Headquarter. It was a touching moment when a young Soldier saluted the Army Chief and expressed his desire to fight shoulder to shoulder along with the Pak Army against the terrorist. The Army Chief appreciated his gesture of serving the country as a Soldier while fighting with his life threatening illness. Shoaib was presented a gift by the Army Chief.

A Unique wish where Shoaib fighting for his life but at the same time he wants to sacrifice his life for the country.

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