He was one of the bravest soldiers the army ever produced, says father of a fallen soldier

5th Youm-e-Shuhada observed in Pakistan today to pay tribute to soldiers who gave their lives to protect the country.


Web Desk/saqib Nasir April 30, 2014
Express News screengrab of the father of late Captain Salman Sarwar speaking to Express News.

"He was one of the bravest soldiers the army ever produced," stated the proud father of one of the martyred soldiers of the Pakistan Army during an exclusive interview with Express News.

Father of late Captain Salman Sarwar, who died in Khyber Agency during an operation, told Express News that Sarwar was his only son and he was proud of him for giving his life for his country.

“He saw me in uniform and must have idealised me and the army, because the army is supreme, which made him change his career path," his father said.

He also added that if he had more sons they would have done the same.

Salman Sarwar had initially studied pre-med at the Government College University Lahore before deciding to join the armed forces.

The 5th Youm-e-Shuhada (Day of Martyrs) is being observed in Pakistan on Wednesday to pay a special tribute to other fallen soldiers like Sarwar in the Pakistan Army, Express News reported.

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To observe this special day, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stated that the whole nation is behind the army.

He further added that "he will never let the relationship between the citizens of the country and the Pakistan Army to weaken."

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Raheel Sharif will address an dedicatory ceremony at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi which will be held to honour the men who gave their lives to protect this country.

COMMENTS (45)

asim | 7 years ago | Reply

@Jag Nathan: Yes I wonder the same about your troops dying everyday in Kashmir. Pack up and leave that failed cause.

Randomstranger | 7 years ago | Reply

Why does everyone take this "Rex Minor" seriously? He's an Afghan, so logic is not expected from his mind and thoughts. No wonder his native country is so, let's just say, "progressive"...

PS: Pass my comment ET.

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