ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday visited the residence of Colonel Sohail Abid, who was martyred during an anti-terrorist operation in Balochistan and expressed his condolence with the bereaved family.
The prime minister offered Fateha for the departed soul and prayed for patience for the grieved family to bear the loss with equanimity.
He said the Pakistan Army had rendered numerous sacrifices to purge the country of terrorism. He said the brave sons like Colonel Sohail Abid were a source of pride for the whole nation.
The prime minister said the name of Col Sohail Abid along with other sons of the soil, who had set an unprecedented history of valour for the country’s defence, would be written in golden words.
Col Abid embraced martyrdom during an operation in Balochistan, in which high-value target of banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and two other terrorists were killed.
In his message on the martyrdom of the officer, the COAS said, “When a soldier sacrifices his life I lose part flesh of my body, that night is always difficult to pass.
“But we remain fully determined to sacrifice anything and everything for the defence of our motherland,” General Bajwa added.