The funeral prayers of lieutenant Arsalan Alam were offered in the Peshawar Garrison an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said on Saturday.

Lieutenant Arsalan Alam.
Lieutenant Arsalan Alam.

The funeral was attended by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Nazir Butt along with the lieutenant's relatives and other civil and military officials. He will be laid to rest in his home town with "full military honour".

The 22-year-old lieutenant was martyred earlier today in a terrorist attack on the Pakistani post in Rajgal valley. Alam, who was the commanding officer of the post got hit and was killed.

The press release said that the attack was carried out from the other side of the border.

The Pakistan Army recently concluded Operation Khyber IV in the Rajgal valley and declared that the area was cleared off terrorists. However, Director General ISPR, Major Asif Ghafoor had said that the army cannot carry out operations against terror elements present on Afghan soil.

"We took action in the border belt area at the cost of certain reservations from Afghanistan; but we cannot take action against terrorist infrastructure deep inside Afghanistan as a responsible country, as it is a sovereign country and has their own force, and the Resolute Support mission is also there," he had said.