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Pak Army declared Siachen avalanche victims as 'martyrs'

29 May, 2012

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RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army said that given the improbability of recovering anyone alive, and after consulting religious leaders, it has been decided to declare brave soldiers as shuhada (martyrs) to try to reduce the families suffering.

Through rescue workers untiring efforts, bodies of three soldiers have been recovered, so far.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army has declared all the victims of Gayari sector as martyrs, as nature and magnitude of the calamity is suggestive of no probability of recovering any one alive.

Fifty-two days have passed since the tragic incident of Gayari took place and bodies of three martyrs were found during operation. Notwithstanding the resolve of troops employed on search operations, excavation work is taking time due to constraints imposed by terrain and weather, the statement stated.

In this backdrop, religious scholars from all sects and factions were consulted. Aspects related to socio-religious dimensions / implications, requirements to initiate the process of documentation, and reduction of the sufferings of the bereaved families have been evaluated in detail.

Therefore, it was decided to declare the remaining brave soldiers as "Shuhada". This is being done with mixed feelings of pride, grief and above all unflinching resolve to continue efforts to recover the remaining bodies.

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Reader Comments:

no threats so long pak army is there

Shaheed zinda hain aur salam un mauon ko jinoon ny azeen jawanoon ko janam dia

Murtaza Zahid malik, Pakistan - 29 May, 2012

Only strong can gaurentee peace and security.

The Kasmir issue should be resolved on top priority as per the principles of humanity and UN charter. If aggressor does not want to come on truth than open warrning shold be issued following strict action in case of non compliance of the principles of common living and sharing the little globe.
Allah help those who help them selves.
Innocents soulders life should be respected and hounered and isuue must be resolved without considering any positive or negitive pressure from any corner.

n.g, - 30 May, 2012

Allah shuhada k darjaat buland furmaay, or lawayheeqeen ko sabr-e-jamil ata furmaay. Ameen

Arif Kazmi, Pakistan - 30 May, 2012

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