Rawalpindi (Web Desk): The 22nd martyrdom anniversary of Kargil war hero, Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider) is being observed today (Monday).
The prayer ceremony in this regard was held on the grave of the Kargil war hero in Swabi this morning.
A floral wreath was placed on the grave of Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed from Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Higher officials of Pakistan Army attended the ceremony and prayed for higher ranks of the national hero in Jannah.
Meanwhile, Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar also paid glorious tributes to Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed on his 22nd martyrdom anniversary.
In a post on Twitter, the DG ISPR said that the national hero from Swabi wrote history with his blood during Kargil war. He said that Karnal Sher Khan displayed utmost valour, commitment and unwavering allegiance to defend the country against all odds. the DG ISPR said that the nation is proud of its hero.
Nation venerates Capt Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed, NH, on 22nd Martyrdom Anniversary. Kargil War hero from Swabi, KPK, wrote history with his blood displaying utmost valour, commitment & unwavering allegiance 2 defend the country against all odds.
We are proud of him.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) July 4, 2021
Captain Karnal Sher Khan was born in district Swabi of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in 1970. He is one of the ten recipients of country`s highest military award, Nishan-e-Haider.
During the Kargil conflict on the Line of Control (LoC) in 1999, he emerged as the symbol of courage and inflicted heavy losses on the Indian forces while defending the five strategic posts at the height of 17,000 feet in Gultray.