KARACHI: The funeral prayers of two Pakistan Navy personnel, Syed Hassan Raza (medical technician) and Khalil Murad (leading fireman) ? who were martyred on Monday ? were held on Tuesday.
According to a press release, the personnel were martyred during a terrorist attack on a Pakistan Navy vehicle in Jiwani, Gwadar on Monday.
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, who was present at the funeral in Karachi, condemned the gory attack on the Pakistan Navy personnel and consoled the bereaved families.
The naval chief expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the incident, saying that such heinous and cowardly acts cannot deter the national resolve of Pakistan Navy to stand against terrorism.
The admiral added that the sacrifices of the martyred people for national defence and to root out terrorism from the country are highly praiseworthy. He maintained that handful of terrorists cannot succeed in their nefarious design of destabilising the country.
The naval chief reiterated that Pakistan Navy, in collaboration with other law-enforcement agencies, is committed to eradicate the menace of terrorism in the country.
The admiral prayed for eternal peace of the martyred souls and grant of courage to the bereaved families to bear the loss and prayed for the swift recovery of those injured.
The naval chief also visited the injured personnel at PNS Shifa hospital in Karachi and also met families of the deceased and injured.
Besides Pakistan Navy senior officials, personnel of sister services, relatives, friends and a large number of people also attended the funeral.