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Army Jawan from Astore Embraces Martyrdom as a result of Indian Army Firing at LoC

According to a latest press release by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), two Pakistan Army soldiers have embraced martyrdom at Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Kashmir. According to details, Indian Army started cross border firing at about 2:30 AM on Thursday. One of the Army Jawans, who gave their lives to protect the nation, was from Astore district of Gilgit-Baltistan.

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Army Jawan from Astore Embraces Martyrdom as a result of Indian Army Firing at LoC

According to a latest press release by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), two Pakistan Army soldiers have embraced martyrdom at Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Kashmir. According to details, Indian Army started cross border firing at about 2:30 AM on Thursday. One of the Army Jawans, who gave their lives to protect the nation, was from Astore district of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Havildar Jumma Khan had been inducted into Pakistan Army 16 years ago. He was married and had one son and two daughters.

Photo of Shaheed Havildar Jumma Khan

Photo of Shaheed Havildar Jumma Khan

Naik Imtiaz, the other Army Jawan who embraced martyrdom, belonged to Faisalabad. He was also married and had three daughters.

Photo of Shaheed Naik Imtiaz

Photo of Shaheed Naik Imtiaz

The Shaheed Army jawans will be be laid to rest in their respective hometowns.

The images of both Jawans were published on ISPR’s website and social media channels. A statement on ISPR’s Facebook page was published on Thursday evening.

There has been no surgical strike by India,instead there had been cross border fire initiated and conducted by India which is existential phenomenon. As per rules of engagement same was strongly and befittingly responded by Pakistani troops.

The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by Indian to create false effects.This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross border fire as surgical strike is fabrication of truth. Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded.

However, India insists that its army  has destroyed terror launchpads in surgical strikes along LoC. In

Funeral prayers in absentia were held in Kashmir, as Tweeted by an independent journalist.

The relations between India and Pakistan are quite tensed after Uri attacks. India accused Pakistan was behind the attacks which Pakistan denied.

Journalism cannot get any lower. Cover of India Today from September, 2016.

Four heavily armed terrorists had attacked an Indian Army base near Uri in the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir on 18 September 2016. It was reported as “the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades”. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, though the terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed is suspected of being involved in the planning and execution of the attack. At the time of the attack, the Kashmir Valley region was at the center of unrest, during which 85 civilians had been killed and thousands injured in clashes with security forces.

India had warned Pakistan that it may carry out surgical strikes to destroy militant bases supported by Pakistan.

GBee Staff keeps you updated with the latest happenings in Gilgit, Baltistan and Chitral regions of Pakistan.

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Aga Khan Agency for Habitat Raises Awareness on National School Safety Day in Pakistan

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To protect school children from natural disasters and other insecurities, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) convened government education departments, academia, district disaster management authorities and the media in Gilgit-Baltistan, Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Punjab.

Mr. Hafiz Noorullah, Education Development Officer, Chitral, said on a radio talk show:

“A lack of awareness and knowledge makes the disaster happen. So there is a need to have more and more information sharing through different media platforms and involvement of young people in interactive discussions to sensitize them on the topics of safety and security.”

Mr. Nawab Ali Khan, Chief Executive Officer, AKAH Pakistan said:

“In the 2005 earthquake, Pakistan lost around 20,000 children due to vulnerable structures and lack of awareness and preparedness, which cannot be repeated. We need our schools to be resilient and better prepared
for similar situations. We are thankful to our public and private-sector partners for joining hands with us to achieve this objective.”

For the last 20 years, AKAH has been designing and implementing programmes on Disaster Risk Reduction and Mitigation in some of Pakistan’s most vulnerable areas. More than 1,000 schools in disaster-prone areas have benefitted from the development of hazard and risk maps, school safety plans, provision of school safety kits, and awareness raising and capacity building of individuals.

School-level awareness raising sessions have been part of the work of the Aga Khan Agency since the Islamabad Conference on School Safety held in 2008. AKAH’s School Safety Programme will contribute towards the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s one million safe schools and hospitals global campaign, and contribute towards the achievement of Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) and the practical implementation of the Pakistan School Safety Framework.

For further information, please contact:
[email protected]

NOTES:
The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), which merges the capabilities of Focus Humanitarian Assistance, the Aga Khan Planning and Building Services, and the Aga Khan Development Network’s Disaster Risk Management Initiative focuses on preparing for both sudden and slow-onset disasters. AKAH works to ensure that people live in physical settings that are as safe as possible from the effects of natural disasters; that residents who do live in high- risk areas are able to cope with disasters in terms of preparedness and response; and that these settings provide access to social and financial services that lead to greater opportunity and a
better quality of life. Initially, priority areas of AKAH will include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and India.

Read more about the agency at: http://www.akdn.org/our-agencies/aga-khan-agency-habitat

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Young Soldier from Gilgit-Baltistan Embraces Martyrdom at Siachen

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Lieutenant Azhar Abbas from Astore district of Gilgit-Baltistan has embraced martyrdom in Siachin

A Pakistan Army soldier recognized as Lieutenant Azhar Abbas from Astore district of Gilgit-Baltistan has embraced martyrdom in Siachin at around 2:00 PM on Thursday.

Lieutenant Azhar Abbas was son of former SSP Yousuf Ali.

He was inducted into Pakistan Army through The Pakistan Military Academy’s PMA 135 Long Course (135 L/C) and was deployed at the World Highest Battlefield of Siachen.

(GBee News) Lt. Azhar Abbas from Astore district of Gilgit-Baltistan has embraced martyrdom in Siachin. He was a soldier…

اس پر ‏‎Astore 24/7‎‏ نے شائع کیا جمعہ، 22 فروری، 2019

Friends, family and social media users have been showing their grief after the news of his martyrdom was posted on Facebook.

According to some sources, Lt. Azhar Abbas passed away due to high altitude sickness. His body could not yet be sent to Astore due to bad weather.

There has been no word from ISPR so far about the martyrdom of
 Lieutenant Azhar Abbas .

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