Saturday, April 15, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Regretfully, I got informed that Alhaj Abdul Rauf, a servant personality of the country and father of Gen. Qadam Shah Shahim, Chief of Army Staff has passed away due to protracting illness he was suffering, the President Press Office said in a statement.
Late Alhaj Abdul Rauf was a Badakhshan’s influential figure who had active part in Afghanistan’s jihad, according to the statement.
He had also served in a Development Council of Badakhshan for the welfare of his people, the statement quoted the president as saying.
“Thereby, I express my deep condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and ask paradise for the departed soul and great patience for the remaining,” the president said.