Nation indebted to great sacrifices of martyred troops: President

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said the nation would remain indebted to those who laid down their lives for the security of the homeland.

“The nation bows down to the martyrs in respect, for they, sacrificed their today for the tomorrow of the nation.”

In his message on the martyrdom anniversary of Captain Muhammad Sarwar (Nishan-e-Haider), the president paid tribute to the brave son of the soil.

He said Captain Muhammad Sarwar sacrificed his life in Kashmir in 1948 while defending the country. “Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed bravely and gallantly fought the enemies of the country,” he said.

The president prayed for the elevation of ranks of the soul of Captain Muhammad Sarwar and of all other martyrs.


Family members of late Icelandic mountaineer John Snorri Sigurjonsson called on President Dr Arif Alvi here on Wednesday.

During a meeting at Aiwan-e-Sadr, the president expressed his condolence on the death of late mountaineer who died while attempting a K2 summit push during February 2021 along with Pakistani and Chilean mountain climbers, Ali Sadpara and Juan Pablo Mohr.

The family members included widow Lina Moey, daughter and sisters of late Snorri.

On the occasion, Canadian filmmaker and adventurer Elia Saikaly was also present.

The president observed that late mountaineer John Snorri was a renowned mountaineer and passionate about the sports.

The late Icelandic also played a very active role in the promotion of mountaineering, he added.




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