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Absence from martyrs’ funeral being made controversial unnecessarily: Arif Alvi

President Arif Alvi. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Reacting to the social media criticism of him for not attending the funeral prayers of shuhda — who embraced martyrdom within the Balochistan helicopter crash, President Arif Alvi has mentioned that the matter was being made controversial unnecessarily.

Taking to his private social media account, President Arif Alvi mentioned, “There may be pointless controversy on why I didn’t attend janaza of the shaheeds not too long ago.”

The president made the remarks on his private account a day after martyrs of the Balochistan helicopter catastrophe have been laid to relaxation with full army honours.

The president mentioned that this additionally permits him to sentence, in unequivocal phrases, the despicable tweets by those that are “neither conscious of our tradition or our faith”.

Alvi identified that he has known as lots of of households, attended janazas and visited them to supply his condolences — expressing that he doesn’t keep away throughout such events.

“In your behalf, I think about it my obligation to take action. The households have been proud, however all of us recognise the unhappy and private loss on this world,” President Alvi mentioned.

He mentioned it’s particularly tough to condole with households the place younger kids are the survivors.

“When the members of the family have cried, I’ve cried. There isn’t any doubt in my thoughts that Pakistan is secure solely due to their final sacrifices. That’s what makes me happy with Pakistan.”

‘President needed to attend the funeral of martyrs’

Sources informed Geo Information a day earlier that the president needed to attend the funeral of the Balochistan helicopter crash martyrs, nevertheless, he was stopped from attending as a result of “false and detrimental propaganda created by PTI trolls”.

The president had expressed his need that because the supreme commander and head of state he needed to attend the funeral of the martyrs, nevertheless, the establishments knowledgeable Dr Alvi that PTI trolls have initiated a “poisonous, false and detrimental propaganda in regards to the martyrs” which has enraged the folks, the sources mentioned.

Subsequently, President Alvi was suggested that it might be higher if he skipped the funeral of the martyrs to keep away from any untoward incident. Adhering to the recommendation, the president didn’t attend the funeral prayers.

DG ISPR condemns detrimental propaganda

Director-Normal of Inter-Providers Public Relations Main Normal Babar Iftikhar has additionally condemned the detrimental propaganda on social media which took off after the helicopter crash.

“We’ve got been distressed because the accident on August 1. The propaganda has brought about immense ache, significantly to the households of the martyrs,” Maj Gen Iftikhar mentioned.

Emphasising that this could not occur, Normal Babar mentioned that components spreading detrimental propaganda and rumours needs to be rejected.

“Insensitive behaviour is unacceptable and needs to be condemned on each platform,” he asserted, including that the Pakistan Military is grateful for the nation which stands by them and the martyrs.

Martyrs laid to relaxation

On Tuesday, the martyrs of the helicopter crash — which passed off earlier this week — in Balochistan have been laid to relaxation with full army honours in Rawalpindi.

The funeral prayers of Lieutenant Normal Sarfraz Ali, Main Normal Amjad Hanif, and Brigadier Muhammad Khalid have been supplied on the Military graveyard.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, federal ministers, Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s prime minister, Chief of Military Employees (COAS) Normal Qamar Javed Bajwa, international dignitaries, numerous senior serving, retired army, and civil officers, and kin of the martyrs attended the funeral prayers.

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