Havildar Shaukat Changaze has been martyred in an assault on a Pakistan Army convoy by the Taliban in Wana, Waziristan. His body was shifted from Wana to Quetta today (Thursday, December 20) in a coffin draped with the Pakistan flag. He was laid to rest in the Hazara Cemetery. His funeral procession was attended by his friends, relatives, acquaintances and the common people, who chanted slogans against terrorism and extremism.
The three-day mourning and funeral ceremonies are set to continue for two more days.
Havildar Changaze is the second Hazara soldier in the Pakistan Army who has lost his life in the troubled areas of FATA. Sepoy Abdul Ghafoor Changaze, a resident of Hazara Town, was the first to be martyred. Sepoy Changaze, who was inducted to the Army based on his boxing talents, is said to have just gotten out of training school and was on sentry duty when a terrorist attack martyred him. He was laid to rest in the Hazara Cemetery, Hazara Town in July.
May his soul rest in pace and his blood be testament to the countless sacrifices that our nation has had to give throughout history for Pakistan.