Naik Muhammed Khalil (Shaheed) is another unsung hero from the Pakistan Rangers. Muhammad Khalil had joined Pak Rangers some 17 years ago and was highly respected among his comrades. He was a person filled with patriotism and love for his motherland.
Muhammad Khalil along with other personnel from Pak Rangers was part of the Rapid Response Squad at PNS Mehran. On the night of May 22, 2011 when terrorists attacked PNS Mehran he saw terrorists attacking military installations at PNS Mehran. He attacked them ‘unarmed’ without caring for his life and went to capture 1 terrorist alive. He succeeded in killing terrorist but lost his life during this. According to officials, when they arrived at the scene they saw Muhammad Khalil martyred but still he had clutched terrorist in his hands. Nk Muhammed Khalil was working under Lt. Yaser at the time of the attack.
Muhammad Khalil, a husband and father of five sons was laid to rest at his native village Theatre Wali with full military honours. Large number of people including Wing Commander of 80 Wing Narowal Col. Nadeem Ahmed Kareem and DCO Ahmed Ali Kamboh attended the funeral prayer. Contigent of Punjab Rangers presented Guard of Honor and laid floral wreath at his graveyard.
Addressing the media, Muhammad Ghafoor (Khalil’s father) said he was proud of his son and if required he will happily present his other sons for such sacrifices for the motherland.
Other security personnel who embraced martyrdom in PNS Mehran Operation:
(1) Lt. Yaser Abbass, (2) Khalilur Rehman (Sailor), (3) Javaid Ahmed and (4) Javed Iqbal (Firemen), (5) Rashid (6) Amjad, (7) Asghar, (8) M. Saleem, (9) Khalil Ahmed and (10) Akhter of Pakistan Rangers
(Currently, information on other martyrs is not avaialble. The page will be updated when information is available. Post about Lt. Yaser is @ http://wp.me/p1xKUa-E)