On the 24th anniversary of Nishan-e-Haider Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed’s death, the Armed Forces of Pakistan, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), and the service chiefs paid him a beautiful honour. His memory still gives life to the nation’s soul.
Capt. Karnal Sher Khan died in the service of his country on the icy, harsh hills of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir more than 20 years ago.
While many single survivors had to decide whether or not to keep fighting, the Karnal Sher Khan “Lion of Kargil” ran alone into the Indian camp, killed several Indian soldiers, and then chose to die as a hero.
Even the Indians talked about how brave he was when his body was being sent back to Pakistan. They said that the young officer on a “mission impossible” did the right thing by fighting until the end. Pakistan gave the Nishan-i-Haider to one of its own.
In a press release on Wednesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, “His great leadership and courage call us to defend Pakistan at all costs.”
It said that the Kargil war hero “wrote history with his blood by showing utmost bravery, dedication, and unwavering loyalty to defend the country against all odds.”
It also said that the occasion of Capt. Karnal Sher Khan’s death is a strong reminder of how much the Armed Forces of Pakistan have given up to protect the country.
“Let’s remember these brave people who gave their lives to protect our country. The ISPR said, “The country is proud of its brave sons.”