RAC to stage drama “Watan ka Sheedai”

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RAWALPINDI, Oct 12 (APP):The Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) will present a stage
drama “Watan ka Sheedai” depicting the life of the hero of 1965 war Soldier
Maqbool Hussain on October 13 in the RAC Auditorium.
Punjab Information & Culture Minister Fayyaz ul
Hassan Chohan will be the chief guest. The drama is authored by Naheed Manzoor.
Maqbool Hussain was taken as a prisoner by Indian army
in the 1965 war. He spent 40 years in Indian jails and he was subjected to
terrible torture but Maqbool Hussain emerged as a symbol of resilience.
He braved through inhuman conditions and suffered dreadful
torture but he never disclosed secrets of the country and continued chanting
slogans Long Live Pakistan till his tongue was chopped off.
After that Maqbool Hussain wrote “Pakistan Zindabad” with
his blood during the confinement. He was released by Indian authorities in 2015
and he returned back to his unit and saluted the Unit Commander and introduced
himself by writing on the paper # 335139 and then his identity was revealed to
the Pakistani authorities and he was given the salute of the hero.