Lieutenant Jahangir Mari, the brave son of Balochistan was born in 1984 in Kohlu, a remote area of Balochistan. His father, Fateh Khan is an assistant at commissioners office, Kohlu. Lt Jahangir acquired his basic education from Taleem Foundation Grammar School, Kohlu. He was an outstanding student and subsequently, he shifted to Quetta and joined Tameer-e-Nau, College Quetta and obtained 1st Division in his FSc examination. He had a great passion to serve the nation and was commissioned in 34 Baloch in 2008.
Lt Jahangir was a dedicated and loyal officer; he encouraged his brothers to join the army and was lucky enough to go to the war zone soon after his commissioning where his performance was remarkable. He was a respected figure among his colleagues and subordinates, and proved to be an excellent leader in the field, as he believed in leading from the front! He and his soldiers had captured a number of terrorists alive in the Bajaur Agency.
It was on the 10th of July, when Lt Jahangir Mari volunteered himself for a search patrol and while leading the patrol from the front, he encountered miscreants at Chenar in Charmang Valley of Bajaur Agency. After an intense battle, in which he killed ten miscreants but he also unfortunately received a bullet in his chest and embraced Shahadat.
Rest in peace, young Jahangir Mari, we are proud of you and our sympathies are with your family.