ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday expressed condolence with the families of the martyr soldiers, who laid down their lives in fight against terrorists.
“I salute our armed forces personnel who continue to lay down their lives fighting terrorists to keep the nation safe. My condolences and prayers go to the families of the 10 brave soldiers, including an officer, (who) martyred fighting terrorists in North Waziristan and Balochistan today,” Imran Khan wrote in a message on Twitter.
Six soldiers were martyred on Pak-Afghan border and four others in Balochistan while fighting the terrorists. Spokesperson of the media wing of armed forces, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor, reporting about the tragic incidents, said inimical forces were attempting to destabilise Balochistan, but their efforts shall Insha Allah fail. He said that security of the tribal areas had been improved and efforts were now focused to solidify border.
“Terrorists from across the border fire raided on Pakistan Army border patrolling party near Gurbaz, North Wazirstan. Six soldiers embraced shahadat, which include Havaldar Khalid, Sepoy Naveed, Sepoy Bachal, Sepoy Ali Raza, Sepoy M Babar and Sepoy Ahsan,” Asif Ghafoor said.
On the other hand, the DG ISPR said, terrorists opened fire on Frontier Corps Balochistan troops during combing and sensitisation operation between Hushab and Turbat.
“Four including an officer embraced Shahadat, which include Captain Aqib, Sepoy Nadir, Sepoy Atif Altaf and Sepoy Hafeezullah.”
This may be noted that Pakistan Navy on Saturday donated medical equipment worth three million rupees to district headquarters hospital in Athal area of Balochistan.
According to spokesperson of Pakistan Navy, the equipment included medicines, medical tools, and air-conditioner.
The local population and elders have expressed gratitude over provision of medical equipment to the hospital. The spokesperson said Pakistan Navy had been continuing various welfare activities in the coastal areas.