Pakistan Army Major deployed at Torkham border succumbs to COVID - 19 in the line of duty

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Pakistan Army Major deployed at Torkham border succumbs to COVID - 19 in the line of duty

ISLAMABAD - A Pakistan Army officer deployed at the Torkham border terminal succumbed to the novel coronavirus, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Sunday as the total cases of the respiratory disease caused by Covid-19 crossed 30,000 — making the country 19th most affected in the world.

The military’s media wing said that Major Muhammad Asghar “laid his life in the line of duty” in the fight against Covid-19.

“He was managing Torkham border terminal to ensure screening of people and move of logistic convoys to Afghanistan,” the official statement added.

Maj Asghar was evacuated to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Peshawar on Sunday, complaining of breathing problems. He was put on ventilator but succumbed to the disease.

“There is no cause bigger than serving the nation,” the ISPR said.