The Colonel's name was Col. Haroon Islam. Though 10 years junior he was a friend of my father(my father is from engineer corps not ssg).
The media did cover the injured.Its a very bad thing to show anything like this. I remember one incident in which an injured was on a stretcher and his way was blocked by all the media men.He was wondering that what are these guys doing. Imagine being a family member of him or anyone else who gave their lives or got injured while doing so. I would have suffered a heart attack if i was a family member.