The Pakistan Army said that a wreath was laid at the mausoleum of Major Tufail Muhammad Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider, to pay homage at Tufailabad in Tehsil Arifwala, Punjab, who embraced martyrdom in 1958.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Muneer Ud Din, General Officer Commanding 35 Division laid a floral wreath at Major Tufail Muhammad Shaheed’s mausoleum.
A smartly turned-out contingent of the Pakistan Army presented a guard of honour. Various people from different walks of life, civil and military officials and relatives of Shaheed attended the wreath-laying ceremony.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif offered condolences to the family of Shaheed Major Talha Mannan, who embraced martyrdom in the Balochistan copter crash, during a visit to his residence in Islamabad.
The premier met with the members of the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul.
Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb was also present on the occasion. Major Muhammad Talha Manan has left behind his wife and two sons.
On August 1, a Pakistan Army aviation helicopter — which was on flood relief operations in Balochistan’s Lasbela — had gone missing with six passengers aboard, after losing contact with air traffic control.
The wreckage of the aircraft was later found in a coastal district of Balochistan with all six officers on board embracing martyrdom.
Commander 12 Corps Lieutenant General Sarfaraz Ali, Major General Amjad Hanif, Brigadier Muhammad Khalid, Major Saeed Ahmed, Major M Talha Manan and Naik Mudassar Fayyaz were on board the Mi-17 helicopter of Army Aviation.
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