Shaheed Capt Faraz Ilyas laid to rest with full military honours; PM Shehbaz attends funeral
PESHAWAR: (Suno News) The funeral prayers of Captain Faraz Ilyas, who was martyred after his vehicle hit a landmine in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Lakki Marwat district, were offered in his native village in Kasur.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, senior ministers, and officers of the Pakistan Army and police attended the funeral prayers.

On the occasion, the prime minister announced making the village of Shaheed Captain Faraz Ilyas a model village and also named the village after Faraz Ilyas Shaheed.

On the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said: “Allah Almighty gives the status of martyrdom to the fortunate ones. We will completely eliminate the enemies of Pakistan. The blood of Captain Faraz Ilyas Shaheed will not go in vain.”

Shehbaz Sharif said the Quran says the martyrs are alive, adding the martyrs have given great sacrifices for Pakistan and their sacrifices will not go in vain.

Later, Captain Faraz Ilyas was buried with full military honours.

On June 9, seven security personnel embraced martyrdom in an explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) in KP’s Lakki Marwat district.

Captain Muhammad Faraz Ilyas (age: 26 years, resident of Kasur district), Subedar Major Muhammad Nazir (age: 50 years, resident of Skardu district), Lance Naik Muhammad Anwar (age: 34 years, resident of Ghanchi district), and Lance Naik Hussain Ali (age: 36 years, resident of Ghizer district) were among the martyred soldiers.

Sepoy Asad Ullah (age: 33 years, resident of Multan district), Sepoy Manzoor Hussain (age: 27 years, resident of Gilgit district), and Sepoy Rashid Mehmood (age: 31 years, resident of Rawalpindi district) were also among the martyred soldiers.

A clearance operation was launched in the area to eliminate any terrorists hiding in the area and bring the perpetrators of the heinous act to justice.

Security forces of Pakistan are determined to eliminate the menace of terrorism, and such sacrifices of our brave soldiers further strengthen our resolve, the military’s media wing said.