Funeral prayers of two Pakistan Navy (PN) personnel Syed Hassan Raza (medical technician) and Khalil Murad (leading fireman), who embraced martyrdom on Monday during an attack on PN vehicle at Jiwani by terrorists, were offered on Tuesday, said a press release issued by the PN.
Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, also attended the funeral at PNS Shifa Hospital, Karachi.
Admiral Zakaullah condemned the gory attack on PN personnel and condoled with the bereaved families. The naval chief expressed his deep grief and sorrow on the incident and said such heinous and cowardly acts can't deter the national resolve of PN to stand against terrorism.
The admiral added that great sacrifices of the Shuhada for national defence and to root out terrorism in the country are praiseworthy. The admiral further said that a handful of terrorists can't succeed in their nefarious design of destabilising the country. He reiterated that PN, in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies, is committed to eradicating the menace of terrorism in the country.
The admiral prayed for eternal peace for the martyred souls and grant of courage to the bereaved families to bear the loss and for swift recovery of those injured.
The chief of the naval staff visited the injured personnel at PNS Shifa Hospital Karachi and also met the families of the Shuhada and injured.
Besides senior PN officials and men, personnel of sister services, relatives, friends and a large number of people also attended the funeral.
Story first published: 20th June 2017