Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production along with other senators, visited the families of Gayari Shuhada Lieutenant Colonel Tanvir Ul Hassan, Commanding Officer 6 Northern Light Infantry and Naik Ansar Mehmood at Chakwal on Friday. He laid wreath and offered fatheh at the Grave.
Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production along with other senators offering fathah at the residence of Gayari Shaheed Lieutenant Colonel Tanvir Ul Hassan at Chakwal.
Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed paid rich tributes to all shuhada of Gayari and pledged his support. So far a total of 13 bodies of shaheed soldiers have been recovered. Meanwhile search and clearance operation at Gayari is making a smooth headway.
Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production along with other senators offering fathah at the residence of Gayari Shaheed Naik Ansar Mehmood at Chakwal.
All possible resources including over 300 troops, 48 Engineers plants and five dewatering pumps are working round the clock at the site.
Snow melting vehicle have also been employed for clearance operation.
After colossal efforts of two months brave and courageous soldiers of Pakistan Army rescued dead the body Lt Col Tanveer ul Hassan, Commanding Officer of Six Northern Light Infantry Battalion. Earlier too, the dead bodies of six soldiers including Maj Zaka ul Haq have been recovered by the troops participating in the relief and rescued operation at Gayari sector of Siachen.
The incident occurred at about an altitude of 16,000 feet that is located 180 miles northeast of Skardu, the capital of Baltistan. The rescue operation is underway, troops with sniffer dogs, aided by helicopters, are recklessly trying to find the soldiers in the deep snow after the avalanche engulfed the camp in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. At present heavy machines which include Dumpers, Dozers, Excavators and Loaders are working at the search site.
According to ISPR a 450 meters long access track has been developed and improved by adding sub grade to improve traction for wheeled plant equipment on the avalanche to access the priority points. The work on both main access tracks has been carried out to increase the total length to 1.5 kilometers.
The weather continues to be harsh and unfriendly, posing operational and administrative difficulties for both men and machines busy in the rescue operation. However, the weather hazards and colossal work at hand have not been able to flinch resolve of man busy in the rescue efforts.
COAS of Pakistan Army has already said that rescue operation will continue till the recovery of last shaheed. The army has also declared the buried soldiers as martyred.
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 six. 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.
The body of one more martyr of Gayari sector, Siachen has been recovered thus raising the number to four. According to the statement issued by the ISPR, the body of army official has been identified as Major Zaka Ul Haq.
It may be noted here that the rescue operation continues to recover the bodies of martyrs, who were trapped under an avalanche in Gayari sector on April 07. The Pakistan Army has declared all the victims of Gayari as ‘Shuhada’ (martyrs).
52 days have passed since the tragic incident of Gayari. Notwithstanding the resolve of troops employed on search operations, excavation work is taking time due to constraints imposed by terrain and weather. Through their untiring efforts, bodies of three shuhada have been recovered, so far. Nature and magnitude of the calamity is suggestive of no probability of recovering any person alive.
In this back drop, religious leaders of prominence 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. From this deliberate exercise, it has been 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 all out efforts to recover the bodies of all shuhada.
Skardu: The funeral prayers of a soldier recovered from Gayari sector avalanche site have been offered and the body has been sent to his hometown for burial.
According to sources, rescue operation is underway round the clock to reach out to the 127 trapped soldiers and 11 civilians hit by an avalanche on April 07.
The body of the solider was shifted to CMH, Goma. The soldier has been identified as Shaheed Muhammad Hussain.
There are reports of recovering of another body but the military sources have not confirmed yet.
The search and rescue operation
for the 140 soldiers and
contractors buried at Gayari met
relative success on its 50 th day as
the body of one soldier was
recovered from the Siachen,
Express News reported.
Express News correspondent
Mohammad Afzal reported early
Sunday morning that rescue
officials working round the clock
to recover the 140 soldiers and
contractors buried by an avalanche
on April 7, had first discovered a
check post for the residential
barracks of soldiers.
More discoveries are now
expected over the next few days.
The last official dispatch from
Inter- Service Public Relation on
May 22, said that clearance efforts
were underway round the clock.