COAS Qamar Bajwa pays homage to martyrs; meets families

11:19 PM | 10 Aug, 2019
COAS Qamar Bajwa pays homage to martyrs; meets families
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RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited families of Shaheed Lt Col Raashid Kareem Baig Shaheed, Lt Col Waseem Hayat and Shaheed Sep Ghulam Raza at their homes.

While visiting them, the top military commander said that "remembering our heroes is a source of motivation both for forces and the nation".

"Sacrificing life for the defence of motherland is highest sacrifice that one can make," General Bajwa was quoted as saying by the local media.

"We can never thank enough families of our shuhadas (martyrs) for their great sacrifice.

"It is our duty to stay connected with them and we are lifetime responsible for their well-being," he added.

Lt Col Rashid Karim Baig, resident of Karimabad, along with Major Moeez Maqsood Baig, resident of Karachi, Captain Arif Ullah, resident of Lakki Marwat and Lance Havaldar Zaheer, resident of Chakwal were martyred in a terrorist attack in Kharkamar area of North Waziristan on the occasion of Eidul Fitr.

According to a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), suspected terrorists targeted a military vehicle through an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted on a roadside.

Lt Col Waseem Hayat was among 18 people who died when a military plane crashed into a residential area near the city of Rawalpindi on July 30.