Story of Azaan Toraylay

Son of Major (retd) Sohailur Rahman and Zil-i-Huma Gul Sohail


Siblings: Hayan Nangyalay (19), Hassaan Baryalay (17), Aman Gul Sohail (14) and Wadan Numyalay (8)

Azaan Toraylay was true to his name (Toraylay means brave in Pashto).

Azaan wished to join the Pakistan Army like his father. Once, he even performed guard duty when his father’s vehicle which was on its way from Quetta gave way in Shikarpur on the Grand Trunk road.

Young Azaan was also fond of playing cricket. He would urge his father to arrange informal cricket tournaments with his friends. He was close to his father, who remembers him more as a friend than a son. Whenever Azaan entered the house, he would laugh and say how young his dad looked.

Proud of Azaan, his family regards him as a brave boy.