19th martyrdom anniversary of Kargil Hero Karnal Sher Khan observed
SWABI: The 19th death anniversary of Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed, who embraced martyrdom during the Kargil War, was observed in his hometown on Saturday, ARY News reported.
A ceremony was held at the tomb of Karnal Sher Khan in Nawan Killi town of Swabi.
He was one of only ten recipients of the Nishan-e-Haider.
About the brave soldier
Karnal Sher Khan was born on January 1, 1970, in Nawan Killi (Shewa Adda) village in Swabi.
He was commissioned in the Army on October 14, 1994. Captain Karnal Sher Khan emerged as the symbol of mettle and courage during the Kargil conflict on the Line of Control.
He set examples of bravery and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. He defended the five strategic posts, which he established with his soldiers at the height of 17,000 feet at Gultary, and repulsed many Indian attacks.
After many abortive attempts, the Indians on July 5, 1999 ringed the posts of Captain Karnal Sher Khan with the help of two battalions and unleashed heavy mortar fire and managed to capture some part of one of his posts.
Despite facing all odds, he led a counter-attack and re-captured the lost parts of his post.
But during the course, he was hit by the machine-gun fire and the brave son of soil embraced martyrdom at the same post.
He is one of only ten recipients of the Nishan-e-Haider, Pakistan’s highest military honour.