Captain Colonel Sher Khan Shaheed’s 23rd martyrdom anniversary observed

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Presidents, PM pay tribute to Kargil war hero

The 23rd martyrdom anniversary of Captain Colonel Sher Khan Shaheed recipient of Nishan-e-Haider was observed at his mausoleum in his native town of Swabi in a solemn ceremony.

Inspector General of Frontier Corps (IG FC) Major General Adil Yameen laid a wreath at the shrine of the martyr and a smartly turned out contingent of the Pakistan Army presented a guard of honor on the occasion, said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) media release. A heartfelt tribute was paid to Captain Colonel Sher Khan Shaheed at the ceremony which was attended by people from all walks of life, it said.

The civil and military officials and the martyr’s family also attended the ceremony, it added. Meanwhile President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday paid tribute to Captain Karnal Sher Khan for his valour and bravery on the 23rd anniversary of his martyrdom. In their separate messages, the president and the prime minister said the sacrifice of the national hero, also the recipient of the highest gallantry award Nishan-e-Haider, would always be remembered.

President Dr Arif Alvi said the nation was indebted to the immense sacrifices rendered by the martyred soldiers for the sovereignty of their motherland. PM Sharif said the nation paid rich tribute to Kargil war hero Captain Karnal Sher Khan on his 23rd martyrdom anniversary. “The mountains of Kargil may not have seen such an act of valour when he led his troops to clear a vital position as the enemy bullets rained.” he tweeted.

 

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