President pays tribute to soldiers martyred in South Waziristan IBO

Calls families of the seven martyred soldiers, pays tribute to their valour

APP September 28, 2021
President Dr Arif Alvi. PHOTO: PID


President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday telephoned the families of the seven soldiers martyred in the September 15 South Waziristan intelligence-based operation (IBO), and paid tribute to their valour.

The president spoke to the families of Sawar Muhammad Intezar, Sawar Salman, Sawar Sajid Hussain, Sawar Muhammad Shiraz and Lans Dafadaar Ishtiaq Hussain.

He also called the families of Naib Risaldar Amir Shakeel and Sawar Khurram Shehzad.

He prayed to the Almighty to grant elevated ranks to the souls of the martyrs and patience to their families.

Read FC kills six terrorists in Kharan district

Two days ago, one soldier of the Frontier Corps (FC) was martyred and two others sustained injuries when terrorists targeted a security forces’ check post in Mach, Balochistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

“Terrorists targeted security forces’ post in Mach, Balochistan. Frontier Corps troops responded promptly,” the ISPR said in a statement.

During the exchange of fire, Sepoy Irfan embraced shahadat (martyrdom) while two other soldiers were injured, it added.

“Pakistan Army remains committed to defeat such cowardly acts by externally sponsored terrorist elements,” read the communiqué.

The statement added that terrorists will not be allowed to sabotage the hard-earned peace in the country.


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