A file photograph of Havaldar Muhammad Shafiq. — ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistan Military soldier embraced martyrdom whereas on responsibility throughout a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission within the Central African Republic, confirmed the Inter-Companies Public Relations (ISPR) Thursday.

In an announcement, the army’s media wing stated that the soldier, Hawaldar Shafiq, was laid to relaxation with full army honours at his funeral held in Mian Chunnu, Pakistan.

The martyred soldier is survived by his spouse and three sons, stated ISPR. He joined the UN peacekeeping mission in February 2021, it added.

The ISPR stated 162 troopers have been martyred thus far whereas serving within the UN’s peacekeeping missions.

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