Pakistan Army Paid tribute to Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider, on his 51st martyrdom anniversary, quoting Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
According to the military’s public relations wing, Major General Malik Ameer Muhammad Khan laid a floral wreath at the grave of Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, while a guard of honor was also presented at the occasion to pay tribute to the sacrifice of Major Shabbir.
Various people from different walks of life including civil and military officials as well as Major Sharif’s relatives attended the wreath-laying ceremony, reported the ISPR.
Major Sharif was a valiant warrior who displayed unparalleled courage while defending the motherland and was awarded the Nishan-e-Haider, the highest gallantry award, for his supreme sacrifices. During the Pak-India war of 1971, Major Sharif was ordered to capture high ground near the Sulemanki Headworks. The position was defended by Indian infantry, supported by a squadron of tanks.
He captured the area, killing 43 Indian soldiers and destroying four tanks. He and his men also repulsed counter-attacks by two enemy battalions.
Major Shabbir Sharif embraced martyrdom on 6th December 1971, while defending the motherland in the Sulemanki Sector on the western front. He and his men destroyed four enemy tanks and held two Indian battalions at bay by killing 43 soldiers.
Major Shabbir Shaheed was posthumously awarded the Nishan-e-Haider during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
Major Shabbir Sharif was born on 28 April 1943 in Kunjah, Gujrat District. He was commissioned into the Frontier Force Regiment on 19 April 1964. He embraced martyrdom by a direct hit in the afternoon of 6 December 1971.