Amazing Pakistani Heroes
Sipahi Maqbool Hussain
Sipahi Maqbool Hussain remained a 'Missing in Action' entry in records even decades after he was captured in 1965 war by Indian forces. As a POW, he was tortured brutally and as a result lost his mental abilities to a large extent. In an exchange of prisoners in 2005, he returned to Pakistan where his family was no more there as he had left 4 decades ago. He was not even identified initially as a POW and was sent later to Pakistan Army after some officials suspected that this disoriented person must be a soldier. Pakistan Army after receiving him gave him proper care and documented his imprisonment. It became known much later that he never gave out any secret whether significant or insignificant amid all the brutalities. He remained steadfast in worst of the times and emerged a Ghazi war verteran. ISPR along with a private production house made a special Drama serial on life of Sipahi Maqbool Hussain which received a lot of appreciation and brought to light the amazing story of this unsung hero of Pakistan.