Saudi Arabia-based Pakistani soldier martyred in the line of duty

01:56 PM | 14 Apr, 2018
Saudi Arabia-based Pakistani soldier martyred in the line of duty
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LAHORE - A soldier of Pakistan Army, who was stationed in Saudi Arabia was martyred while performing his professional duties on Friday.

Muhammad Ishaq, the Hawaldar of Pakistan army  - who hailed from the neighbouring village of Kot Islam, Ghagh - was dispatched on a special mission to the Holy Kingdom some two months back.

The army personnel breathed his last after a grenade exploded and his body would be transported to Pakistan on Monday.

According to leading daily Nawa-i-Waqt, army officials had informed victim's family of the martyrdom of Ishaq.

Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi would be leaving for a single day tour to Saudi Arabi on Saturday to inspect the military drills of 41-nation Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC).