Martyred during Kargil conflict: Captain col. Sher Khan remembered on 16th death anniversary

KARACHI: As nation is marking the Black Day in Pakistan’s history today—imposition of martial law by then Army Chief Zia-ul-Haq on July 5, 1977 – the compatriots also remember one of its bravest soldiers who died during Kargil conflict in 1999 while fighting the Indian forces.

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Captain Colonel Sher Khan emerged as the symbol of mettle and courage during the Kargil conflict on the Line of Control. He was born on 1 January 1970. He was commissioned in the Army on 14 October 1994.

Colonel Khan set personal examples of bravery and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy. He defended the five strategic posts, which he established with his jawans at the height of 17,000 feet at Gultary, and repulsed many Indian attacks.

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After many abortive attempts, the Indians on 5 July 1999 ringed the posts of Colonel 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 embraced martyrdom at the same post.

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