The 24th martyrdom anniversary of Captain Karnal Sher Khan, the hero of the Kargil war, which caused huge losses to the Indian forces, was observed on Wednesday.
He was born in 1970 in Sawabi district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
During the Kargil conflict on the Line of Control (LoC) in 1999, he emerged as an epitome of courage and bravery and inflicted heavy casualties on the Indian forces while guarding five strategic posts at an altitude of 17,000 feet at Gultrey.
He was martyred heroically on this day in 1999 while protecting the motherland and was decorated with the country’s highest gallantry award Nishan-e-Haider.
In his message on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of the nation’s hero, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that the nation will always be indebted to its heroes who sacrificed their lives for the country.
Pakistan Armed Forces, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Services pay homage to Captain Sher Khan on the anniversary of his martyrdom, the Inner-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Wednesday.
“His brilliant leadership and courage inspire us to defend Pakistan at all costs.” The army’s media wing said the Kargil war hero scripted history by “demonstrating utmost valour, commitment and unwavering loyalty by shedding his blood to defend the country against all odds”.
It added that the martyrdom anniversary of Captain Karnal Sher Khan serves as a powerful reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by Pakistan’s armed forces in defense of the motherland.
“Let us remember the heroes who laid down their lives defending our motherland. The country is proud of its brave sons.
ISPR said the Peshawar Corps Commander along with Inspector General Frontier Corps (North) and Commander Force Command Northern Areas laid wreaths at the tomb of the martyr Capt in his native town Swabi.
People from different walks of life, civil and military officials and relatives of the ‘Shuhada’ [martyrs] Participated in the wreath laying ceremony.