- Fire exchange took place between terrorists and Pakistan Army troops.
- Own troops fought bravely and effectively engaged the terrorists’ location.
- The ISPR said area clearance was being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area.
RAWALPINDI: An army soldier laid his life for the country while gallantly fighting against terrorists in North Waziristan.
The media wing of armed forces, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), on Sunday reported that fire exchange took place between terrorists and Pakistan Army troops in general area Datta Khel, North Waziristan District.
“Own troops fought bravely and effectively engaged the terrorists’ location,” the ISPR said.
However, during intense exchange of fire, Sepoy Shahzaib Imtiaz, age 25 years, resident of Kotli Sattian, having fought gallantly, embraced Shahadat (martyrdom), it added.
The ISPR said area clearance was being carried out to eliminate any terrorists found in the area.
Earlier this month, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa had said that nothing could compensate for martyrdom of the armed forces personnel.
Gen Bajwa had said this while addressing the GHQ Investiture ceremony, held at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.
He had said that neither any nation could pay for the sacrifices of Shuhada nor any money could be compensation for their sacrifices, adding that no privilege or assistance could be an alternative to the sacrifices of Shuhada. He had conferred military awards on army personnel over their acts of gallantry during operations and meritorious services, rendered for the nation.
The army chief had said Pakistan achieved successes against the menace of terrorism because of the sacrifices of Shuhada, Ghazis and their families. He had said that the world community acknowledges that Pakistan Army was the only army which rooted out terrorism and also wonders if that success was possible.
“I used to tell the world that we achieved such a big success against terrorism which no other county can do because we have mothers and fathers, children and women who are always ready to sacrifice their sons, fathers and husbands for their motherland,” he had said, adding that he was confident that no power of the world could harm Pakistan till such mothers, fathers, wives and children are here.
The COAS had said that it was due to the sacrifices of officers, JCOs and soldiers that we sleep in peace in our homes. “I assure families of Shuhada that we will not disappoint you,” General Bajwa had said.
Courtesy Bol News