Rawalpindi, April 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): Body of a Gayari Shaheed was recovered today afternoon. A total of 122 Jasde Khaki of Shuhada have been recovered so far. Today first body of a shaheed was recovered after resumption of Gayari search operation.
It may be recalled that on 7 April 2012, 140 soldiers and civilians of 6 Northern Light Infantry Battalion came under a huge snow slide at Gyari and embraced shahadat.121 x bodies of Shuhada were recovered before suspension of Operation Gyari due to winters on 27 November 2012.
After opening of weather and melting of snow, search for remaining 19 x Shuhada commenced on 15 April,2013 by employing 228 x military personnel and 29 x heavy engineering equipment pieces including excavators, dozers and drill machines. It is once again reiterated that these sustained efforts would continue till recovery of last man.
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Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR)
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