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1/n) 8 years ago on 7 April 2012, the #PakistanArmy suffered heavy losses when an avalanche struck the Gayari Camp in the Bilafond Glacier

The camp was a major logistic base for that sector & housed ~140 people. At that time elements of 6th Northern Light Infantry of #Pakistan
2/n) was stationed there. The camp had a major road which connected to Goma, it had helipads, quite a few buildings to support a major logistics base and nearby gun placements too.. it was on the Gayari river and was considered safe..
The avalanche which struck from the west of the camp buried it under 70 ft of snow and rocks.. there was nothing left of the camp as can be seen in this image.. and no survivors..

The loss of the camp was a setback to the Pakistani position in that area..
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Though #Pakistan was created on religious line, #Jinnah was most liberal Muslim who never wanted #Pakistan a religious firm!
Till 1977 , Religion was just a personal choice in #Pakistan , General #Zia not only pushed religion but also took country decades backward !
#SZAB
Zia knew he had zero support from People hence he decided to take support from Mullahs and he ensured that hardcore Islam penetrate each institution in #Pakistan including #Army & #ISI !
#Soviet invaded #Afghanistan in 1979, #Zia used this opportunity to the fullest .
#US wanted to work on Proxy war, Zia got excellent platform to build these Proxies in Madrassa's of Pakistan.
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