ISLAMABAD: 50th martyrdom anniversary of 1971 war hero, Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed Nishan-e-Haider is being observed on Monday.
Born in 1943 in Kunjah, Gujrat, he got commissioned in the Frontier Force Regiment of Pak Army in 1964.
During the Indo-Pak war of 1971, Major Shabbir Sharif being a company commander valiantly defended high ground near Sulemanki Headworks against a company of the Assam Regiment supported by a squadron of tanks.
He was awarded Pakistan’s highest military award-Nishan-e-Haider, for his valour and bravery during the war.
He was also a recipient of Sitara-e-Jurat in 1965.
In a tweet today, Director General ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar paid tribute to Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed for his heroic action at Sulemanki Sector in the 1971 war.
The Director-General ISPR said the supreme sacrifice of Major Shabbir Sharif reminds us that no cause is nobler than the defence of the motherland.