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President, PM attend Brigadier Burki’s funeral

The brigadier was martyred in Waziristan on Tuesday
Photo via ISPR.
Photo via ISPR.

Funeral prayers for Brigadier Mustafa Kamal Burki, who was martyred on Tuesday, were offered on Wednesday in Race Course, Rawalpindi.

Army Chief General Asim Munir, CJCSC General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif attended the funeral. Brigadier Burki was buried at the Army Graveyard with full military honours.

“Throughout his military career, Brigadier Barki remained involved in active counter terrorism operations and successfully dismantled numerous terrorist networks in KPK and Balochistan,” an ISPR statement said. It added that Brigadier Burki was monumental in neutralizing the terrorist networks involved in APS attack 2016.

“The nation recognizes his meritorious services in life and supreme sacrifice offered for Pakistan,” The statment said.

ISPR had said on Tuesday that Briagadier Burki was killed in an exchange with ‘hard core’ terrorists in Angoor Adda. Seven soldiers were injured in the attack, while the brigadier embraced shahadat.

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