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Sitara-e-Jurrat recipient Sepoy Maqbool Hussain passes away

RAWALPINDI: One of the country's most valiant soldiers and Sitara-e-Jurrat recipient Sepoy Maqbool Hussain breathed his last at Combined Military Hospital Attock, Pakistan Army's media wing announced on Tuesday night. The brave soldier got injured and was taken prisoner by the Indian Army during 1965 war. He spent forty years in Indian jails and was released in 2005. He was awarded the Sitara-e-Jurat in 2009. His funeral prayers will be offered on Wednesday with full military honours, Director General Inter…

Pakistan Armed Forces’ chiefs mark Defence Day with special messages

KARACHI: As the nation is commemorating the sacrifices of 1965 war’s heroes on Wednesday (today) with a renewed pledge to defend the motherland against all threats, the chiefs of Pakistan Armed Forces shared special messages on the occasion of Defence Day, ARY News reported. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Pakistan’s National Defence day has warned enemies of the country with a message that: “Our resolve shall never be weakened, they shall fall short of ammunition.” Air Chief Marshal Sohail…

MM Alam: The distinguished hero of 1965 war

The role of Pakistan armed forces and heroes in the 1965 war were exceptional for making valiant efforts and forcing the enemies to retreat, but the contribution of Muhammad Mahmood Alam (MM Alam) among them is unforgettable for inflicting massive damages to the enemy. A pilot at Pakistan Air Force (PAF), MM Alam while piloting an F-86 Sabre, shot down five Indian war planes in less than a minute during 1965 Pak-India war and altogether, downed nine war planes in the aerial fighting. M.M.Alam pursued his dream of…

Air Force Day being observed today

KARACHI: Air Force Day is being observed today (Monday) to remember and pay tribute to bravery of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) pilots in defence of the motherland in 1965 war against India, ARY News reported.