An army officer and two soldiers were martyred in a terrorist attack on security forces in North Waziristan on Thursday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the terrorists planted an improvised explosive device on a roadside. It went off near a convoy of troops providing protection to road construction teams working on Ghariom section of Shaga-Nishpa road in North Waziristan.
As a result, Lieutenant Nasir Hussain Khalid, 23, resident of Muzaffarabad; Naik Muhammad Imran, 33, resident of Faisalabad; and Sepoy Usman Akhtar, 30, resident of Rawalpindi, embraced martyrdom. Four soldiers were injured. Security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.
Lieutenant martyred alongside two other comrades
Lt. Nasir Khalid, a brave young army officer was martyred in an IED blast in North Waziristan like so many countless others in battle. The incident of a soldier dying in an IED blast is not unique however the life story of the individual in question in this case is.
Today, Lt. Nasir Khalid’s mother stands alone in life. A woman who has lost everything that makes life worth living, Nasir’s mother has given more sacrifices for this country than one could imagine.
Lt. Nasir Khalid martyred in North Waziristan IED blast
As per news sources, a bright, smart, and courageous son of the soil, Lt. Nasir Khalid has lost his life in an IED blast, and embraced martydom. The blast took place in North Waziristan, while Nasir was on his routine duty.
Lt. Khalid Nasir was no ordinary soldier. Completing the 137th Long Course of Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), Khalid was also a graduate of the Royal Military Academy of Australia.
When previously referring to Nasir’s mothers enormous sacrifices for the country, and how one could not imagine her pain as she has lost everything in life worth living for, the woman in question was already a widow mourning her husband before she lost Nasir as well. When Lt. Nasir Khalid was a child, his father, who was a police officer, also earned Shahadat.
Nasir’s mother has sacrificed her husband and her son for this country, both giving their lives to keep us safe.
However, Nasir’s mother now finds herself alone with no family. Nasir’s martyrdom is a stark reminder that our soldiers, our heroes, give up their lives too often all for our protection. A valiant sacrifice and his mother’s hero, Nasir will be laid to rest soon.
Pakistan mourns the death of its brave son
Condolences from all over the country have been pouring out on social media. Everyone has been marking how Nasir Khalid’s family has given so many sacrifices for the country.
Lt Nasir Khalid from PAK ARMY got shahadat i heard this news and iam so sadd he was so close to me😔😔. Her mother was my teacher😔❤.
— 💕 (@chotugee) September 3, 2020
Army personnel carried the coffin of the young soldier, draped in the national flag of Pakistan, and then lowered it into his last resting place near a seminary where he had learnt the holy Quran as a child.
A large number of people, including local army commanders, were present in the graveyard who later laid wreaths on the grave on behalf of the army’s top brass, including the chief of the army staff.
Earlier, Lt Khalid’s funeral prayers were offered by hundreds of people in K.H. Khurshid Football Stadium, including AJK President Sardar Masood Khan, Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider and PTI regional chief Barrister Sultan Mahmood.
Lt Khalid was born in Muzaffarbad. He was one of the five children of police official Naseer Salaria.
Paying tribute to him at his funeral, Prime Minister Haider said yet another son of Kashmir had sacrificed his life for the defence of Pakistan that every Kashmiri considered as their ultimate destination.
Nasir Khalid is just one of many young Pakistani soldiers who lose their lives while protecting us. Not only is the Pakistan Army protecting our borders, but they are handling civil issues as well.
Recently, the Karachi rains brought out the harsh reality, incompetence and negligence of the Sindh Government. When the District Administration could not handle rescue operations, the Pakistan Army was requested to assist in those as well.
GVS News Desk