Two soldiers embrace martyrdom in NWA

Staff Report
RAWALPINDI: Terrorists fired on army vehicle from surrounding mountains in north Waziristan agency (NWA), resultantly an officer second lieutenant Abdul Moeed and sepoy Basharat embraced martyrdom; an inter services public relations (ISPR) statement said on Tuesday.

Second lieutenant Abdul Moeed was 21 years old and had recently passed out from Pakistan military academy (PMA) and was a resident of Burewala in Vehari. Sepoy Basharat was also 21 years old having three years of military service, was a resident of village Danyor in Gilgit.

Prime minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi strongly condemned the incident and extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and prayed to almighty Allah for blessing the departed souls with eternal peace.

Abbasi stated that these matchless sacrifices of precious human lives, in the war against terrorism, will always be remembered as they form the most important aspect of our national history.

"They have sacrificed their most valuable asset for the sake of our homeland. There is nothing material to match up to their sacrifices. As a nation, we will never forget the greatest contributions of our valiant armed forces in the war against the enemies of our country,” PM said.

He stressed that Pakistan, by the grace of almighty Allah, has defeated the monster of terrorism by breaking the backbone of terrorists' network across the country. "We have won this war and shall, God willing, end the remaining battle very soon,” Abbasi concluded.

While strongly condemning the terrorist attack on military convoy in NWA, President Mamnoon Hussain said that our security forces have secured the future of nation by rendering invaluable sacrifices.

He prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls of martyred Moeed and Basharat and offered heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

President emphasised that the armed forces have rendered unmatched sacrifices in the war against terrorism and added that nation will always remember the sacrifices of its martyrs and heroes.