Presidents, PM pay tribute to Kargil war hero on 23rd martyrdom anniversary


The 23rd martyrdom anniversary of Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed recipient of Nishan-e-Haider was observed on Tuesday at his mausoleum in his native town of Swabi in a solemn ceremony.

According to Inter Services Public Relations, Inspector General of Frontier Corps, Major General Adil Yameen laid a wreath at the shrine of the martyr and a smartly turned out contingent of the Pakistan Army presented a guard of honour on the occasion.

A heartfelt tribute was paid to Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed at the ceremony which was attended by people from all walks of life.

The civil and military officials and the martyr’s family also attended the ceremony.

Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed Nishan-e-Haider was born in district Sawabi of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 1970.

During the Kargil conflict on the Line of Control in 1999, he emerged as the symbol of courage.

He was martyred on this day in 1999 gallantly defending the motherland and was decorated with country`s highest gallantry award, Nishan-e-Haider.

In their separate messages on the occasion, President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif paid glowing tributes to the bravery of Captain Karnal Sher Khan.

The President said the whole nation is indebted to the sacrifices of martyrs. He said his sacrifices will always be remembered.

The Prime Minister said the mountains of Kargil may not have seen such an act of valour when he led his troops to clear a vital position as the enemy bullets rained.

Source: Radio Pakistan