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1971 war

Country marks 46th martyrdom anniversary of Rashid Minhas today

KARACHI: Today (Sunday) marks the 46th martyrdom anniversary of Pakistan’s National Hero Rashid Minhas, ARY News reported.   Minhas, an under training pilot of Pakistan Air Force (PAF), was taxiing T-33 Jet trainer for a take-off on August 20, 1971 when a pilot instructor – Flight Lieutenant Matih-ur-Rehman – rendered him unconscious with a blow to the trainer’s head in a botched attempt to take the plan towards India. Minhas regained consciousness just 32 miles (51 kilometres) away from the Indian border and managed…