PM Shehbaz vows to rid Pakistan of enemies

  • Premier, Lt-Gen Syed Aamer Raza attend funeral of Capt Muhammad Faraz, who embraced martyrdom Lakki Marwat terrorist attack
  • Says blood of martyred soldiers and citizens will not go in vain

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Lieutenant General Syed Aamer Raza, Commander IV Corps Lahore, on Monsday offered funeral prayers of Capt Muhammad Faraz Ilyas Shaheed who embraced martyrdom in a terrorist attack in Lakki Marwat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province the previous day.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif vowed to rid Pakistan of all sorts of enemies.

Capt Muhammad Faraz Ilyas along with six brave soldiers were martyred during an IED blast at Lakki Marwat.

After the funeral prayers, the Prime Minister and Corps Commander participated in the burial of Shaheed Captain and offered Fatiha at the grave.

Later, the Prime Minister offered condolences to the family of Capt. Muhammad Faraz Ilyas Shaheed.

A large number of serving and retired officers of Pakistan Armed Forces, relatives of the martyr and locals from the area participated in the funeral prayers

The PM also met with the parents of Shaheed captain and expressed condolences.

He announced the transformation of the native village of the martyred officer into a model village and renamed it “Faraz Ilyas Shaheed”.

The prime minister also met with the parents of shaheed captain and expressed condolences.

He announced to transform the native village of martyred officer as model village and renamed it as “Faraz Ilyas Shaheed”.

He told the parents that the sacrifice of their son would not go in vain and prayed for the bereaved family to bear the loss with fortitude.

Under the Quranic teachings, a shaheed had an elevated place in Jannah, he said, adding that a large number of Jawans of armed forces had laid down their lives for the motherland.

The prime minister said that the nation was proud of its brave sons and the coward terrorists could not succeed in shaking their strong resolve.

Separately, on X account, the prime minister said that he was deeply saddened by the martyrdom of Pak Army personnel including a captain in a targeted attack in District Lakki Marwat.

“The sacrifices of our brave soldiers and citizens is a debt on us that we must repay by relentlessly eliminating terrorism from our nation. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families,” he further posted.

Also on X (formerly Twitter), the premier noted that he was deeply saddened by the martyrdom of Pak Army personnel including a captain in a targeted attack in District Lakki Marwat.

PM Shehbaz also assured the nation of their commitment, stating, “We will completely eliminate the enemies of Pakistan. The blood of shaheed Captain Faraz Ilyas will not be in vain; his sacrifice will yield results.”

On Sunday, the military’s media wing, in a statement, said that an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated on a vehicle of the security forces in Lakki Marwat, resulting in the martyrdom of seven soldiers.

Shaheed Captain Faraz Ilyas, 26 years old, belonged to the village Rai Kalan, Kasur laid down his life valiantly while performing his duties in Lakki Marwat.

A day earlier, it was also reported that at least nine people, including seven army personnel, were injured in two separate terrorist attacks in Kurram and Dera Ismail Khan (DI Khan) districts of KP.

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