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Rawalpindi - September 12, 2008

No PR-17/2008-ISPR

Namaz-e-Jinaza of Major Asad Akbar, who embraced shahadat on Thursday in Bajaur was held at his native village Qasmi in district Mardan. He was laid to rest with full military honours.

Major Asad was fighting gallantly and went close to militants’ location, on 11 September at Tang Khata, in Bajaur, to evict them from the area. Meanwhile, his own location came under heavy fire in which he embraced shahadat.

Major Asad Akbar was commissioned in 25 Punjab Regiment on 22nd April 2000. He had a brilliant Military career. He is survived by his wife and a one month old son.

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Major Asad Akbar, Punjab Regiment who embraced shahadat in Bajaur on Thursday. (12-9-2008) Photo ISPR