Nishan-e-HaiderThe highest military award in Pakistan By Inqilab Ruknuddin Patel firstname.lastname@example.org
Nishan-e-HaiderThe highest Military Award ofPakistan has been awarded toShaheed Soldiers who have shownbravery and courage in Times ofWar & Borderbattles:1948,1956,1965,1971,1999
Nishan-e-HaiderTill now 7 officers and 3 Men(Non-Officer) have beenawarded Nishan-e-Haider.Only one Nishan-e-Haider hasbeen awarded to Air Force.
Nishan-e-Haider War No. of Nishan-e-Haider 1948 War 1 1958 Fight 1 1965 War 1 1971 War 5 1991 Kargil Conflict 2
Captain Mohammad Sarwar ShaheedBorn: 1910, Singhori Village, District of RawalpindiCommissioned: 1944, Punjab Regiment During the Kashmir Operations soon after the birth of Pakistan, as Company Commander of the 2nd Battalion of the Punjab Regiment, Captain Sarwar launched an attack causing heavy casualties against a strongly fortified enemy position in the Uri Sector under heavy machine gun, grenade and mortar fire. But on the 27th July 1948, as he moved forward with six of his men to cut their way through a barbed wire barrier, he died when his chest was riddled by a burst of heavy machine gun fire.
Major Tufail Mohammad ShaheedBorn: 1914, HoshiarpurCommissioned: 1943, 16th Punjab Regiment Early in August 1958, Major Tufail, a Company Commander in the East Pakistan Rifles, encircled an illegal Indian post, which violated the internationally recognized boundary between the two countries, in the Lakshmipur area. And, though mortally wounded in the hand-to-hand encounter that followed, Major Tufail continued to lead his troops till the Indians were driven out, leaving four dead and three prisoners. He died the same day on the 7th August 1958.
Major Raja Aziz Bhatti ShaheedBorn: 1928, Hong KongCommissioned: 1950, Punjab Regiment On 6th September 1965, as Company Commander in the Burki Area of the Lahore Sector, Major Bhatti chose to move with his forward platoon under incessant artillery and tank attacks for five days and nights in Defence of the strategically vital BRB Canal. Throughout, undaunghted by constant fire from enemy small arms, tanks and artillery, he organized the Defence of the canal, directing his men to answer the fire until he was hit by an enemy tank shell which killed him on 10th September 1965.
Major Mohammad Akram ShaheedBorn: 1938, Dingha Village, District of GujratCommissioned: 1963, Frontier Force Regiment Major Muhammad Akram and a company of the 4th FF Regiment which he commanded in the forward area of the Hilli district, in East Pakistan in 1971, came under continuous and heavy air, artillery and Armour attacks. But for an entire fortnight, despite enemy superiority in both numbers and fire power, he and his men, in near super human ability, repulsed every attack, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. Major Akram died during this epic battle in 1971.
Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas ShaheedBorn: 17th February 1951Commissioned: 1971, Pilot, P.A.F. Pilot Officer Minhas was taxiing for take-off on a routine training flight when an Instructor Pilot forced his way into the rear cockpit, seized control of the aircraft and took off. When Minhas realized that the absconding pilot was heading towards India, he tried to regain control of the plane was unable to do so. Knowing that it meant certain death, he damaged the controls and forced the aircraft to crash thirty two miles short of the border on 20th August 1971.
Major Shabir Sharif ShaheedBorn: 1943, Kunjah Village, District of GujratCommissioned: 1964, Frontier Force Regiment ground near Sulemanki headwork defended by more than a company of the Assam Regiment supported by a squadron of tanks. In a well nigh super human action, for the next three days and nights after crossing a minefield and massive obstacles and killing forty three soldiers and destroying four tanks, Major Sharif and his men held two enemy battalions at bay. But after he took over an anti-tank gun from his gunner in an attack he was killed by a direct hit on the afternoon of 6th December.
Jawan Sowar Mohammad Hussain ShaheedBorn: 1949, Dhok Pir Bakhsh (now Dhok Muhammad Hussain Janjua)Enlisted: 1966, Driver Although only a driver in the 20th Lancers, when war broke out in 1971 Sowar Muhammad Hussain took an active part in every battle in which his unit was engaged unmindful of any danger, no matter how grave. When he spotted the enemy digging in along a minefield near the village of Harar Khurd in December 1971 on his own initiative he directed accurate fire at the enemy resulting in the destruction of sixteen of their tanks. But while directing fire from recoilless rifles, he was hit in the chest by a burst of machine gun fire and died on 10th December 1971.
Lance Naik Mohammad Mahfuz ShaheedBorn: 1944, Pind Malikan (now Mahfuzabad) District of RawalpindiEnlisted: 1962, Sipahi Serving in the A Company of the 15th Punjab Regiment, when the war started in 1971, Lance Naik Muhammad Mahfuz was deployed on the Wagah- Attari Sector in East Pakistan where his company was pinned down by unceasing frontal and cross fire from automatic weapons. Although his machine gun was destroyed by an enemy shell, Mahfuz advanced towards an enemy bunker whose automatic fire had inflicted heavy casualties. Even though wounded in both legs by shell splinters, when he reached the bunker he stood up and pounced on the enemy, but was hit. Although unarmed and amidst the enemy, he caught hold of one of the enemy and was strangling him when another bayoneted him to death during the night of 17th December 1971..
Captain Karnal Sher Khan ShaheedEnlisted: 1990, Second Lt. Serving in the A Company of the 15th Punjab Regiment, when the war started in 1971, Lance Naik Muhammad Mahfuz was deployed on the Wagah- Attari Sector in East Pakistan where his company was pinned down by unceasing frontal and cross fire from automatic weapons. Although his machine gun was destroyed by an enemy shell, Mahfuz advanced towards an enemy bunker whose automatic fire had inflicted heavy casualties. Even though wounded in both legs by shell splinters, when he reached the bunker he stood up and pounced on the enemy, but was hit. Although unarmed and amidst the enemy, he caught hold of one of the enemy and was strangling him when another bayoneted him to death during the night of 17th December 1971..
Havaldaar Lalak Jan Shaheed Hav. Lalak Jan of the Northern Light Infantry (NLI) was one of those many who as a junior leader fought from the forefront to thwart heavy Indian attacks. He volunteered himself to be deployed on the front positions located at the jagged peak in May 1999. Hav. Lalak driven back many aggressive ventures by the enemy and imposed colossal losses on them. On July 7, Hav. Lalak sustained serious injuries as enemies pounded the area with heavy mortar shelling. But despite being injured, he retained his position and frustrated the Indian assault. He, however, succumbed to his injuries at the same post he was defending. Hav. Lalak was awarded with the Nishan-i- Haider for his dauntless courage and devotion.
The End By Inqilab Ruknuddin Patel Senior Computer Teacher KN Academy Main Campus Malir Karachi RIC: Ruknuddin Institute of Computer