- Prime Minister Shehbaz has expressed condolences with the bereaved families.
Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday paid tribute to Brigadier Mustafa Burki and other soldiers for their sacrifices for the motherland.
Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister said, “ Deeply saddened by the martyrdom of Brig Mustafa Burki & other soldiers. Our brave sons of the soil have laid down their lives protecting the country from the enemy forces. Terrorism will be uprooted as it is against the very idea of Pakistan. My condolences to bereaved families,”.
The reaction came a day after the army officer embraced martyrdom while fighting for the motherland.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Brigadier Mustafa Kamal Barki was martyred and seven other soldiers sustained injuries during an encounter with terrorists in Angoor Adda area of South Waziristan.
It said that intense fire was exchanged between the two sides, pointing out that Brigadier Mustafa Kamal Barki was martyred “while leading the encounter from the front” while seven others were injured, including two who were critically wounded.
The ISPR said that Brigadier Barki and his team “put up a valiant resistance against the terrorists during the encounter and the officer sacrificed his life for peace of the motherland”.
“Defence forces of Pakistan and intelligence agencies pledge to reaffirm and demonstrate firm resolve to eliminate the menace of terrorism from every inch of the country,” it added.