PM expresses grief over martyrdom of Lt. Arsalan Alam


Says such attacks can never weaken our resolve to continue with anti-terror operations

ISLAMABAD, Sept 23 (TNS): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Saturday expressed deep grief over the martyrdom of Lt.  Arsalan Alam, who embraced martyrdom as a result of attack on Pakistan Army post in Rajgal area of Khyber Agency.

In a statement issued by the PM Office here, the prime minister said the war against terrorism, in fact, is a war of our existence as a sovereign nation.

“Our valiant forces have inflicted huge damage upon terrorist elements but at the same time have rendered huge sacrifices in doing so. Each drop of blood of our heroes is a testament to the fact that we all are united as a nation to cleanse our beloved motherland from terrorist elements,” the prime minister remarked.

He said these cowardly attacks on our law-enforcing agencies can never weaken our resolve to back-off or even slowdown in our resolve to continue with anti-terror operations. He prayed for peace of the departed soul and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family of the martyred Lt. Arsalan Alam.