OUR STAFF REPORTER WAZIRABAD - Punjab Minister for Food Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor said on Tuesday that the Pakistan Armys role in the war against terror was exceedingly admirable and the US should recognise its sacrifices and be thankful to the country. Talking to residents of Boccha Chattha village after offering fateha at the grave of Lance Naik Mohammad Mushtaq, who was martyred in the NATOs raid on Pakistani military outposts in Mohmand Agency, the minister averred that thousands of Pakistani troops and security personnel had laid down their lives just for the sake of their motherland. The nation salutes and pays tributes to them, he said, adding that we have nothing to pay for their valuable sacrifices. Ghafoor called on the US to recognise and honour the role of Pakistan in preserving peace in the world, saying more then 10,000 Pakistani soldiers were working and serving round-the-clock under the UN across the world. America is taking undue advantage of Pakistans soft policy being adopted in line with the UNs policy which was against the wishes of the people, he said while adding that had the government taken a firm stand on the Raymond Davis issue and Abbotabad incident the recent incident might not have taken place. The minister demanded the federal government to get Shamsi Airbase vacated from the US within five days instead of 15. On behalf of the Punjab government, Ghafoor announced a job for Mohammad Ashfaq, younger brother of Mohammad Mushtaq. He also announced to rename Alipur Chattha-Boccha Chattha link road as Mushtaq Shaheed Road. The minister further said that the Boccha Chatta BHC would be made RHC and after upgradation, it would be named as Mushtaq Shaheed Hospital. MPA Irfan Bashir, Assistant Commissioner Abdul Sattar Isaini and Citizens Council President Malik Mohammad Shafiq were also resent on the occasion. Earlier, Ghafoor met with parents and son of Mushtaq Shaheed. He also laid a floral wreath at the grave of the martyred soldier.