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Tribute paid to Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed

By Pr
December 06, 2023

RAWALPINDI: Armed Forces of Pakistan, CJCSC & Services Chiefs paid glowing tribute to Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider on his 52nd Shahadat Anniversary, says an ISPR press release on Tuesday.

During the 1971 war, Major Shabbir Sharif was ordered to capture high ground near the Sulemanki Headworks. The position was defended by Indian infantry, supported by a squadron of tanks.

Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider. — Radio Pakistan/File
Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider. — Radio Pakistan/File

Major Shabbir Sharif captured the area by killing 43 x Indian soldiers and destroyed 4 tanks. He and his men also repulsed counter-attacks of two enemy battalions.

The heroic actions of Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed in 1965 & 1971 wars remind us that, it’s not numbers but faith, devotion & courage in adversity which make nations triumph.

Let us remember these heroes who have laid down their lives in defence of motherland. The nation is proud of its gallant sons.