KARACHI: The morning of April 7, 2012 turned out to be one of deep grief for the whole of Pakistan. More than 100 soldiers embraced martyrdom as an avalanche hit the military headquarters in the Gayari sector in Siachen. Temperatures in the area approach minus 70 degrees Celsius and in those harsh conditions, our beloved and brave soldiers were buried under 70 feet of snow.
One year has passed since this shocking and sad incident occurred, but only a few of our television channels presented any tribute to these brave martyrs. These soldiers, who worked to protect the country from its enemies without thinking for a second about their own safety or that of their families, deserved much better.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 10th, 2013.