The funeral prayer of Muhammad Hussain who was buried under the avalanche has been offered.
According to details, the body of the soldier has been sent to his native village for burial.
The first dead body of one of the one hundred and thirty-nine soldiers who were buried under an avalanche in the Gayari Sector on the seventh of last month was recovered on the fiftieth day of the operation on Saturday.
The rescuers found the body near the check post where the soldiers were present at the time of the tragedy and there are hopes that more bodies will be found nearby.
SKARDU: Body of one soldier, trapped in Gayari sector of the Siachen glacier some 50 days back, has been recovered.
According to sources, rescue operation is continuing to reach out to the 124 trapped soldiers and 11 civilians hit by an avalanche on April 07.
The body of the solider has been shifted to Gomal Army hospital.
The soldier has been identified as Shaheed Muhammad Hussain who hails from Skardu.
There are reports of recovering of another body but the military sources have not confirmed yet.
Clearance efforts are continuing round the clock since the avalanche hit the camp more than a month ago.
US has sent a team of 8 experts to Islamabad to provide technical assistance in rescue operation.
A nine-member US experts’ team has arrived in Pakistan to help searching 135 people buried under snow.The US sent a team of experts to help Pakistan search for 135 people buried by a massive avalanche that engulfed a military complex in a mountain battleground close to the Indian border.
Pakistan will consult with the team to determine what help is needed to expedite the rescue operation.
At least 240 Pakistani troops and civilians worked at the site of the disaster at the entrance to the Siachen Glacier with the aid of sniffer dogs and heavy machinery, said the army. But they struggled to dig through some 25 meters (80 feet) of snow, boulders and mud that slid down the mountain early Saturday morning.
Pakistani army chief said the calamity in no way will affect the morale of the troops defending the motherland at the highest battlefield.he also visited the site Sunday to supervise rescue operations.
The American assistance comes at a tense time between the two countries and could help improve relations following American airstrikes in November that accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers at two posts along the Afghan border.
Abbas, the army spokesman, said the headquarters that was buried was located in an area previously believed to be safe. At an altitude of around 4,500 meters (15,000 feet), it is the main gateway through which troops and supplies pass on their way to more remote outposts.
The ISPR has released the names of 135 soldiers and civilians buried by an avalanche in Siachin.
The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has released names of the soldiers and civilians who were trapped under snow after an avalanche hit their camp in a mountanous terrain in Gayari area near Siachin on Saturday morning.
The names released by ISPR on its website included Lt Col Tanvir Ul Hassan, Maj Zaka Ul Haq and Capt Haleem Ullah. List of Junior Commission Officers included Naib Subedar Khurshid, Didar, Malik, Iftikhar.
The names of 12 Havildars, two Lance Havildar, six Naiks, 8 Lance Naiks, 85 Sepoys and four sweepers also included in the list. The names of Havildars are Rehber, Haji Shafayat, Zakir, Gulfraz, Shah Nawaz, Musadiq, Rustam, Shad, Ghulam Muhammad, Sher Nayab, Ishaq and Tanvir.
At least 11 civilians were also buried under the avalanche which included two waiters, two barbers, three washermen (Dhobi), two canteenmen, one tailor and a servant named Ghulam Rasool whose presence at the sight of the avalanche is not confirmed yet.
Names of persons buried under snow slide in Gayari sector near Skardu.
An avalanche has buried 130 soldiers in Siachen sector in Skardu, sources said.
The incident happened early Saturday on the Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battleground where thousands of Pakistani and Indian troops are based. The avalanche fall over a camp of Pakistani military and buried 130 soldiers.
Siachen is on the northern tip of the divided Kashmir region claimed by both India and Pakistan.
The fate of the soldiers was unclear as the rescuers were engaged in rescue operation in the area.