Sawar Muhammad’s 47th death anniversary being observed today
KARACHI: The nation is observing 47th death anniversary of Shaheed Sawar Muhammad Hussain with fervor and solemnity across the country.
The brave son of Pakistan Sawar Muhammad Hussain was born in Gujar Khan, Punjab, on November 18, 1949 and joined Pakistan Army as a driver on September 3, 1966 at the age of 17.
He was hit in the chest by a burst of machine-gun fire and embraced martyrdom on 10 December 1971 in Shakargarh.
It is pertinent to mention here that Sawar Muhammad Hussain had the distinction of being the first sepoy to be awarded with Pakistan’s top military honor Nishan-E- Haider, for his gallantry, velour and unmatched sacrifice.
The nation, on August 20, had observed the 47th death anniversary of Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed.
This brave son of Pakistan was born on 17 February 1951 in Karachi. He belonged to famous Minhas clan of Rajputs.
His childhood fascination with aircrafts and aviation led him to what he truly was destined for. Minhas embraced his true passion after school and earned a degree in Military history and Aviation history from the University of Karachi.