HEADLINE PAKISTAN

Martyred Lt Colonel Raashid Karim Baig laid to rest with full military honors

ISLAMABAD – Lieutenant Colonel Raashid Karim Baig who had embraced martyrdom in an IED Blast at Kharkamar area of North Waziristan yesterday was laid to rest with full military honor at his native area of Hunza in Gilgit Baltistan today.

Earlier, Governor Gilgit Baltistan Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon, Chief Minister Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman and other high official besides military official attended funeral prayers in Gilgit.

Similarly, Captain Arif Ullah was laid to rest with full military honour in his native area of Lakki Marwat while Soldier Mohsin Ali was also laid to rest at his hometown in Jaranwala on Saturday. 

On Friday, three officers and a soldier of the Pakistan Army were martyred in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Kharqamar area of North Waziristan tribal district, said a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s public relations wing.

According to ISPR, four other soldiers were also injured in a result of IED blast targeting military vehicle.

Four other soldiers also sustained injuries when suspected terrorists targeted a military vehicle through an IED planted on the roadside, the military’s media wing said.

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