PESHAWAR: Major Ali Jawad Changezi died due to his injures at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) today in Peshawar. He was injured by Afghan firing at the Torkham border on Monday. According to sources Major Ali Jawad Changezi could not recover from the injuries.

His funeral will be held in Peshawar and will be laid to rest in his hometown Quetta. Inter Services Public Relations ISPR earlier stated, Afghan security resorted to unprovoked firing at the Pakistani side of the Torkham Gate on Sunday.

It further added, to check movement of terrorists through Torkham, Pakistan is constructing a gate on its side of the border. "This gate is considered essential to check and verify documentation of all border crossers. Will check movement of terrorists," the ISPR stated.

"The firing by Afghan forces was aimed at disrupting the construction of a gate well inside Pakistani territory at the border so that terrorists and illegal Afghans could enter Pakistan without any checking.

According to reports, five Pakistan security personnel including Major Ali Jawad and a Lt Colonel in the Afghan firing on Monday and the number of injured persons has now gone to 19.

Meanwhile, a day after clash between Pakistani and Afghan security forces at Torkham border, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) released an image showing that the under construction gate at Torkham border is 37 meters inside Pakistan.

According to reports, Afghan troops at the border have been receiving heavy money from those crossing into Pakistan without valid documents.

The construction of the gate would stop the huge source of income for the border Afghan troops.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have expressed sympathies with the bereaved family of Ali Jawad Changezi Shaheed.

The Namaz-e-Janaza of Shaheed Major Ali Jawad was offered at Peshawar Garrison today.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Hidayat-ur-Rehman, family members and relatives of the martyred Major Jawad and military officials attended the Namaz-e-Janaza.

Major Ali Jawad sustained injuries in unprovoked firing by Afghan forces in Torkham on Monday and later succumbed to his injuries.

The body of the Shaheed Major will be taken to his home town Quetta for burial with full military honour.

In their separate condolence messages, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have expressed sympathies with the bereaved family of Major Ali Jawad Shaheed.

The two leaders paid tributes to the shaheed for sacrificing life for the country.

The Prime Minister said Ali Jawad Shaheed became a victim of Afghan forces' aggression while guarding the motherland.