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Gayari victims declared martyrs

- May 29, 2012 - Updated 1010 PKT - From Web Edition

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army has declared all the victims of Gayari sector as ‘Shuhada’ (martyrs) on Tuesday, Geo News reported.


According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army has declared all the victims of Gayari sector as martyrs, as nature and magnitude of the calamity is suggestive of no probability of recovering any one alive.


Fifty-two days have passed since the tragic incident of Gayari took place and bodies of three martyrs were found during operation. Notwithstanding the resolve of troops employed on search operations, excavation work is taking time due to constraints imposed by terrain and weather, the statement stated.


In this backdrop, religious scholars from all sects and factions were consulted. Aspects related to socio-religious dimensions / implications, requirements to initiate the process of documentation, and reduction of the sufferings of the bereaved families have been evaluated in detail.


Therefore, it was decided to declare the remaining brave soldiers as "Shuhada". This is being done with mixed feelings of pride, grief and above all unflinching resolve to continue efforts to recover the remaining bodies.

Reader Comments
Indeed they are Shaheed and deserve the honour

United Kingdom
THe people as a whole declare all the victims of Gayari sector, Shuhada e Watan.All of them should be decorated with NISHAN e HAIDER.

A very wise decison based on logic and underground realities.Should have been taken earlier but still not too late. All our brave soldiers who scarficed their lives for the defense of mother land are martyrs. The nation salute them.

RIP brother. You sacrificed your lives for Pakistan. One day we will do the same. Pakistan comes first .. now and ever and please tell the angles standing at the gates oh heaven ... "More soldiers reporting soon, dont shut the door". May Allah grant strength and patience to the families of martyrs.

kapt slim
I pray for peace and patience for the loved one's. These are brave individuals who sacrificed their life for the country. I hope people come out in record numbers to join the prayers of their funeral. I am thankful to them for their bravery and steadfastness. They stood the ground with honor to serve the land we all love.

Will it not be more meaningful if the working and retired Generals donate half of their properties and bank-balances to be distributed among the families of these victims

Malek Tauqee (Baloch),Ph.D.
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