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July 9, 2016

17th death anniversary of Capt Karnal Sher Khan marked

Peshawar

 
July 9, 2016

SWABI: The 17th death anniversary of Capt Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed, who embraced martyrdom in the Kargil war, was observed on Thursday.

A ceremony was held at the tomb of Karnal Sher Khan, the lone recipient of Nishan-e-Haider in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

On behalf of Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, the Punjab Regiment Centre Commander Brigadier Tariq Qadir placed floral wreath on the tomb. District Police Officer Javed Iqbal also offered flowers on behalf of Inspector General of Police Nasir Durrani.

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, District Coordination Officer Matiullah Jan and others were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, Capt Nasir Khan of the Punjab Regiment Centre said that Karnal Sher Khan was born in Swabi in January 1970.

He said that initially Karnal Sher Khan had joined the Pakistan Air Force, but later qualified the army examination and joined it as second lieutenant in 1994.

The official said that Karnal Sher Khan was posted in the Northern Light Infantry in 1998 and set up checkposts at an altitude of about 15000 feet, which resulted in defence of the Pakistani forces and losses to the Indian forces in the Kargil war that also resulted in the martyrdom of Karnal Sher Khan.