MURREE: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday visited the ancestral village of Shaheed Lieutenant Arsalan Alam and met with the martyred soldier’s family, ARY News reported.
Lieutenant Arslan Alam embraced martyrdom when terrorists from across the border attacked a check post in Rajgal area of Khyber Agency on Saturday, September 22.
COAS visited parents of Lieutenant Arsalan Alam Shaheed at his village near Murree and also offered fatiha at grave of the Shaheed.
He said that it is his mission to ensure blood of martyrs be avenged by absolute elimination of terrorism.
“I pay tribute to Arsalan’s parents who have sacrificed their son for the sake of this country. The night one of my soldiers or officers embraces martyrdom, I feel I lost a part of my body, my flesh, but the next morning I wake up with the renewed resolve to avenge the blood of my martyrs by eliminating terrorism,” said the COAS.
He added that “we are sacrificing the best for our nation” but some people who are sitting abroad and are abusing the army, the country and want Pakistan to break up.
“I want to tell them (the enemies of this country) that they cannot harm this country until and unless we have such brave soldiers and one day the long arm of law will reach them,” said General Bajwa.
He paid tribute to all the martyrs of law enforcement agencies and reiterated his resolve to make Pakistan a country where constitution and law will reign supreme.
Arsalan Alam, a 22-year-old officer was commanding a post in Rajgal Valley, which borders Afghanistan, when it came under fire from the Afghan side. Alam was martyred as a result of the attack.
His funeral prayers were offered at Peshawar Garrison on Saturday and were attended by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Nazir Butt, the deceased’s family members and senior military and civilian officials.