At their funeral, the six martyrs received honours from military officials, celebrities, and family members.
RAWALPINDI: Six Pakistani Army troops who died in a gunfight with terrorists in the North Waziristan district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s Dirduni area have been buried with full military honours.
The troops were killed the day before while successfully battling militants at their position, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Funeral prayers for Havaldar Saleem Khan (36), Naik Javed Iqbal (37), Sepoy Nazir Khan (26), Sepoy Hazrat Bilal (25), Sepoy Syed Rajab Hussain (22), Sepoy Syed Rajab Hussain (22), and Sepoy Bismillah Jan (22), all of whom lived in different districts, were first offered in Bannu and then in their respective home towns.
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In order to pay their respects and commemorate the gallant warriors who gave their lives in the line of duty, a sizable number of senior military officials, soldiers, civil officers, public personalities, and relatives of the slain soldiers attended the funeral prayers.
The security forces’ resolve to end the threat of terrorism in Pakistan was repeated by the ISPR. The military’s press office issued a statement that said, “Such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve.”
Additionally, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif sent condolences to the bereaved families and reaffirmed the nation’s support for the military forces in their fight against terrorism. He had said in a statement that “our brave military will eradicate terrorism in its entirety with the help of the nation.”