Karnal Sher Khan’s brother bars Manzoor Pashteen from entering martyr’s tomb
SWABI: Criticisng his anti-army activities, brother of Kargil hero Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed stopped Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader Manzoor Pashteen from entering the martyr’s tomb in Swabi, ARY News reported.
According to ARY News correspondent, the PTM leader arrived in Swabi to pay a visit to the martyr’s tomb but Sher Khan’s brother reached there and stopped Manzoor from entering the tomb’s premises.
“I have been following your activities on Facebook they are suspicious,” said Anwar Sher, the brother of Nishan-e-Haider recipient.
Addressing the Waziristan tribesmen accompanying Manzoor Pashteen, Anwar Sher added that his brother sacrificed his life for the country, “our Pathan brethren and Waziristan tribesmen”.
Anwar Sher’s protest forced Pashteen and his men to leave without visiting the tomb.
About Karnal Sher Khan
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.