Jun 05

Two more bodies found, identified at Gayari

SKARDU: Two more bodies of martyred soldiers were found at Gayari sector of Siachen on Tuesday, bringing the total number of bodies recovered so far to sixGayari Opration

The martyrs were identified as Sipahi Mohammad Akbar and Sipahi Mohammad Ali.

Earlier, the body of an army official, Major Zaka-ul-Haq was also recovered along with other martyrs.

It may be mentioned that 139 soldiers, including some civilians of 6 Northern Light Infantry Battalion, were buried under a huge snow slide on April 7 in Gayari sector near Skardu.

The Pakistan Army had declared all the victims of Gayari as ‘Shuhada’ (martyrs). Aspects related to socio-religious dimensions / implications, requirements to initiate the process of documentation, and reduction of the sufferings of the bereaved families made the Army to take such a step.