Nation Mourns as Heroes of North Waziristan Laid to Rest

Rawalpindi, In a solemn gathering at Chaklala Garrison, Rawalpindi, the nation bid farewell to two of its bravest sons, Lieutenant Colonel Syed Kashif Ali Shaheed, aged 39 from Karachi, and Captain Muhammad Ahmed Badar Shahed, aged 23 from District Talagang. Both officers laid down their lives in the line of duty while combating terrorism in Mir Ali, North Waziristan District, embodying the highest ideals of sacrifice for their country.

According to Inter Services Public Relations, the funeral was attended by dignitaries including President Asif Ali Zardari, the Foreign Minister, Interior Minister, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, the Chief of Army Staff, alongside senior military and civil officers, relatives of the martyred, and local residents. President Zardari, in his remarks, underscored the Pakistan Army’s adherence to the principles of Faith, Unity, and Discipline, highlighting the army’s commitment to setting professional benchmarks and its relentless fight against terrorism. He affirmed that the sacrifices of these heroes underscore the nation’s unwavering support for its armed forces in their ongoing battle to defend the motherland.

The bodies of the martyred officers were transported to their hometowns, where they were laid to rest with full military honors, a testament to the nation’s reverence for their valor and the ultimate price they paid for peace.

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