Soldier martyred in LoC firing laid to rest


BAHAWALNAGAR: Army soldier, Ghulam Rasool, who was martyred in unprovoked firing by India across Line of Control (LoC) at Haji Peer sector in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, was laid to rest in Bahawalnagar on Sunday.

A large number of people, including senior military officers, attended his funeral prayers which were offered in his native village of Baghban Poora.

Afterwards, he was laid to rest at a local graveyard with full military honours.

Sharing his feelings on the occasion, Ahmed Din, the father of the martyred soldier said he is “proud that his son [Ghulam Rasool] sacrificed his life for the defence of the homeland”.

Rasool was martyred as India restored to unprovoked firing across LoC on Thursday.

Earlier on August 16, another Pakistani soldier had been martyred in unprovoked firing by India in Buttal Sector along the Line of Control (LoC), Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor had said.

In a tweet, the ISPR DG had said, “Another brave son of soil laid his life in the line of duty. Sepoy Muhammad Sheeraz embraced shahadat due to Indian firing in Buttal Sector along LoC.”