Islamabad (Staff Report): The fifth anniversary of Gayari tragedy is being observed today (Friday) to pay homage to those who embraced martyrdom in a deadly avalanche in 2012.

An avalanche had strike the Pakistani army base in Gayari Sector , near the Siachen Glacier region, on April 7, 2012 and over one hundred and forty soldiers and civilian contractors were trapped under the snow.

Pakistan Army initiated a search operation after the incident which went on for nearly two months. On 29th May 2012, all the victims were declared martyrs.