RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the home of Muhammad Ali Khan, whose three sons have embraced martyrdom while defending the motherland, at Gharh Khel, Karak.
Ali has eight sons; three of them Lance Naik Khurshid FC KP, Naib Subedar Umer Daraz FC KP and Havaldar Sher Daraz Pak Army have laid their lives for motherland in various operations. Three are presently serving in FC KP and Pak Army, while two live with them at home. Besides his own sons, his two nephews Sepoy Hazrat Ali and Sepoy Lal Marjan both Army soldiers have also sacrificed their lives for the country, while four nephews are presently serving in the Army. Paying rich tributes to the proud family for their great sacrifices, the COAS said: “Till the times we have such great parents and such brave sons no threat can deter Pakistan.”
He said that no amount of care can return the value of their patriotism and sacrifices which is leading them to a peaceful and stable Pakistan.
Muhammad Ali Khan and his family thanked the COAS for visiting their house and announcing a special welfare package (in addition to the martyrdom entitlement) for them and the village.
Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt was also present during the visit.
Meanwhile, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited North Waziristan Agency (NWA) on Wednesday.
The COAS laid a floral wreath at Shuhada monument Miran Shah. General Officer Commanding Miranshah gave a detailed briefing about security situation, rehabilitation of TDPs and progress on socio-economic development projects in the Agency.
Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt, Commander Peshawar Corps, was present during the visit.