RAWALPINDI: The 22nd martyrdom anniversary of Kargil War Hero, Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed is being observed on Monday (today).
He was born in district Sawabi of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 1970.
Captain Karnal Sher Khan is one of the ten recipients of country`s highest military award, Nishan-e-Haider. Karnal Sher Khan’s hometown Naway Kallay was renamed as Karnal Sher Khan Kallay in his honour.
During the Kargil conflict on the Line of Control in 1999, he emerged as an epitome of courage and inflicted heavy losses on the Indian forces while defending the five strategic posts at the height of 17,000 feet in Gultari region of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Media wing of armed forces also paid tribute to the martyr in a tweet by saying: “Nation venerates Capt Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed, NH, on 22nd Martyrdom Anniversary. Kargil War hero from Swabi, KPK, wrote history with his blood displaying utmost valour, commitment & unwavering allegiance 2 defend the country against all odds. We are proud of him.”