RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army Major Muhammad Asghar laid his life in the line of duty at Torkham Border in fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In a statement, media wing of armed forces, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said he was managing Torkham Border Terminal to ensure screening of people and movement of logistic convoys to Afghanistan.
Maj Asghar was evacuated to CMH Peshawar complaining of breathing problems. He was put on ventilator but succumbed to Corona Virus. “There is no cause bigger than serving the nation,” the ISPR stated.
The nationwide tally of Coronavirus has soared to 30,941 with 1,476 new cases reported during the last twenty four hours.
11,568 cases have so far been detected in Punjab, 11,480 in Sindh, 4,669 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2,017 in Balochistan, 442 in Gilgit Baltistan, 679 in Islamabad and 86 in Azad Kashmir.
8,212 patients have so far recovered from the virus whilst the death toll stands at 667 with 28 new deaths reported during the last twenty four hours.