Funeral prayers of martyred captain held in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: Funeral prayers of Captain Junaid Hafeez, who was martyred in an attack on a border post of the Pakistan Army by terrorists from Afghanistan, were held on Tuesday.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and Minister of State for Capital Administration and Development Tariq Fazal Chaudhry attended the prayers, held in Burma Town Jabbah, Islamabad.
In line with Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) terrorist assaulted on the Paksitani Check posts resulting Captain Hafeez, Soldier Raham embraced martyrdom in Monday's attack. "Absence of Afghan writ on the Afghan side of the border like many other areas facilitate terrorists to undertake such attempts," said the ISPR.
DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor, in a series of tweets, said Pakistan has done its part and has cleared areas on its side of the border from terrorist presence.
He referred to the martyrdom of the soldiers as the price Pakistan is paying for the security vacuum on the Afghan side of the border. Elaborating further, he said more efforts and enhanced presence along the border is required by all stakeholders, including establishments of new posts, border fencing and increased patrolling.