The funeral prayers for Military Intelligence Colonel Sohail Abid were offered in his own village in Vehari and he will be laid to rest in Rawalpindi’s Army Graveyard.
Col Sohail embraced shahadat on Wednesday during an ongoing operation in Baluchistan in which banned terror group Lashkar e Jhangvi (LeJ) was killed along with two other terrorists killed, who were involved in the killings of police personnel and involved in killing over 100 innocent people of Hazara community.
During a strong exchange of fire, Colonel Sohail Abid of Military Intelligence embraced shahadat while four soldiers were injured.
High value LeJ target among 3 killed in Balochistan operation according to ISPR.
According to the Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR), Security Personnel conducted an intelligence based operation in Killi Almas, Balochistan on the tip-off of an under custody suspect about the presence of suicide bombers along with other terrorists in hideouts located in the neighborhood.
ISPR added” During the intense exchange of fire, Colonel Sohail Abid of Military Intelligence embraced shahadat while four soldiers got injured, two of them were critical”
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed his deep grief over the shahadat of Colonel Sohail Abid.
He said “Our soldiers have paid the price of freedom with blood and there in so no higher sacrifice than it. We as a Nation are united than ever against the coward enemy”.
Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, former president of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif and Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq paid ironic tributes to the martyred officer.