Demise: (Lt Gen (r) Hamid Gul laid to rest)

RAWALPINDI,ISLAMABAD: Former Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. Gen. (r) Hamid Gul, who died on Saturday, was laid to rest here on Sunday.

The funeral prayer was attended by a large number of people and important personalities including Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif.

Hamid Gul was died on Saturday night due to brain haemorrhage in result of low blood pressure in Murree. He was shifted to CMH Murree in critical condition but could not recover.

Lt. Gen. (r) Hamid Gul was commissioned in Pakistan army in 1956 and retired in 1992. He also took part in the wars of 1965 and 1971. He was considered to have played a big role in Taliban’s rise to power and a key player in Afghan war.

He also played a role in Pakistan’s politics and played a critical role in making of the Islami Jamhuri Ittehad (IJI). He remained active on political and social forums and was famous for openly expressing his political views.