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…
KARACHI: On this day, Pakistan's national hero, Rashid Minhas became the youngest officer to receive the ‘Nishan-e-Haider’ award and was the first recipient of the highest honour of courage for the Pakistan Air Force.
Rashid Minhas left behind him a timeless legacy; one which remains unmatched and unrivaled even to this day. Minhas did not flinch at the thought of giving up his life for Pakistan and without a moment’s hesitation, accepted martyrdom in exchanged for Pakistan’s future.