Our beloved army’s commitment to eliminating the monster of terrorism from the country is becoming stronger with each passing day. On November 13, at least two soldiers—Captain Junaid Hafeez and Sepoy Raham—laid down their lives and four others sustained injuries in a suspected militant attack on a check post near the Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency.
And today, 28-year-old Major Ishaq was martyred in an exchange of fire with terrorists in Dera Ismail Khan. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations, Major Ishaq was killed while security forces were “conducting a search operation on presence of terrorists in a hideout” in DI Khan’s Kulachi area.
The army’s resolve to fight terror and eliminate it from the motherland is undisputed; the exemplary peace and stability in many parts of the country, including Karachi, is a testament to this fact. Ironically, while the army has rendered immense sacrifices in the war on terror, some politicians continue to downplay the military’s achievements by mounting smear campaigns only for their vested interests. Which is uncalled for and highly unpatriotic.
The Pakistani media is also responsible for highlighting the numerous sacrifices rendered by the brave soldiers and officers, sensitizing the general public about the unprecedented resolve and dedication with which our armed forces are fighting the scourge of terror.
The brave men of this motherland need to be encouraged to take this war to the logical end, and any conspiracy to demoralize them must be nipped in the bud. For if the country is there, we are there. Martyrdoms of soldiers like Junaid Hafeez, Raham, and Major Ishaq must not go to waste.