Bilal Omer: An officer and a gentleman


http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=212086

“…He could have run away during the attack on the Parade Lane mosque but he grappled with a terrorist, managing to overpower him and get him down, when the man took out his pistol and shot him then blew himself up. It was this blast, which took this gallant soldiers life but saved that of many. He lived up to the words he repeated often. “We must not be cowed by these terrorists. We must fight.”

The gate of his house wherever he lived was never locked. “Why don’t you lock your gate,” his neighbours and other visitors asked him. “Terrorists will be able to enter easily.”

“Then we will fight them,” he always replied and also exhorted his family to be prepared to do the same…”

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