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Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, who received Sitara-e-Jurat and Nishan-e-Haider for his bravery in 1971 war, is being remembered today (Sunday) on his martyrdom anniversary.

To remember his services to the nation, Pakistan Army has paid tribute to Maj. Shabbir Sharif, saying that he “symbolises valour & patriotism”.

Inter-services Public Relation (ISPR) tweeted, “Tribute 2 Maj Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, NH, recipient of Sword of Honour, SJ in 65, NH in 71. He symbolises valour & patriotism. His heroic actions in 65 & 71 wars remind us, it’s not numbers but faith, devotion & courage in adversity which make nations triumph. #OurMartyrsOurHeroes”

According to the Pak-Army, Maj. Shabbir Shaheed’s actions in 1965 & 1971 wars remind us, it’s not numbers but faith, devotion & courage in adversity which make nations triumph.

About Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed

He was born on April 28, 1943, in Kunjah, Gujrat District. While he remained at Government College Lahore, he received a call to join Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul.

In December 1971 Major Shabbir, being a company commander, 6th Frontier Force Regiment, was ordered to capture high ground near Sulemanki Headworks defended by more than a company of the Assam Regiment supported by a squadron of tanks.

He captured that area, killing forty-three Indian soldiers and destroying four tanks. The brave hero and his men repulsed counter-attack by two enemy battalions.

Major Shabbir Shareef caused huge damage to the enemy troops and tanks and embraced martyrdom on 6 December 1971.

At the time of martyrdom, he was 28-year old. Government of Pakistan has awarded him with the highest military rank Nishan-e-Haider.


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