Pak Army's major dies from coronavirus in line of duty: ISPR

By: News Desk      Published: 01:39 AM, 11 May, 2020
Pak Army's major dies from coronavirus in line of duty: ISPR

Pakistan Army's Major Muhammad Asghar has died from coronavirus, the ISPR said late on Sunday.

He caught the virus while screening people at Torkham border. In a tweet, ISPR Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar said that Major Asghar was screening people at Torkham border when he caught the virus. He was facing breathing difficulties therefore he was shifted to CMH Peshawar. Doctors put him on life support, but he breathed his last at the hospital, the ISPR DG said.

Major General Babar Iftikhar said: “There is no cause bigger than serving the nation.”

“He was managing Torkham border terminal to ensure screening of people and movement of logistic convoys to Afghanistan,” the official statement added.