Soldier Ghulam Rasool martyred in Indian firing along LoC laid to rest
BAHAWALNAGAR (92 News) – Pakistan Army soldier Ghulam Rasool, who was martyred in unprovoked firing by India across Line of Control (LoC) at Haji Peer sector in AJK, was laid to rest in Bahawalnagar on Sunday.
A large number of people, including senior military officers, attended his funeral prayers which were offered in his native village of Baghban Poora. Afterwards, he was laid to rest at a local graveyard with full military honours. Rasool joined Pakistan Army nine years ago.
On the occasion while sharing his feelings, Ahmed Din – the father of the martyred solider – said he is proud that his son (Ghulam Rasool) sacrificed his life for the defence of the homeland.
Meanwhile, Havaldar Nasir Hussain also laid to rest in Narowal, who martyred in Indian unprovoked firing in Hajipir Sector along the LoC on Saturday.
According to the ISPR, Havaldar Nasir Hussain, 33, was a resident of Narowal and had served the Pak Army for 16 years.
Pakistan has strongly condemned and lodged protest over the unprovoked ceasefire violations (CFVs) by the Indian occupation forces in Nikial and Jandrot sectors along the Line of Control (LoC).
Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal, in a press release, said that Indian Charge de Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia was summoned to Foreign Office to lodge protest over the most recent ceasefire violations targeting innocent civilians. A 40-year-old woman Fatima Bibi, a resident of Village Balakot, embraced martyrdom while six others, including women, sustained serious injuries.
He said the Indian occupation forces along the LoC and Working boundary have continuously been targeting civilian populated areas with artillery fire, heavy-caliber mortars, and automatic weapons, which still continues.
He said that this unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing from the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed 1970 ceasefire violations. “The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation.”