Anniversary: (Martyrdom Anniversary of Captain Sarwar Shaheed to be observed today)


ISLAMABAD: The 67th martyrdom Anniversary of Captain Sarwar Shaheed, who was given Pakistan’s highest gallantry award Nishan-e-Haider for his valor in fight against India, will be observed today (Monday).

Captain Sarwar Shaheed was born on November 10, 1910, at Singhori of Gujar Khan. Captain Sarwar Shaheed started his career as a guard but he became a permanent army guard within four years.

During the Second World War he got a lot of promotion and in 1944 he became second lieutenant. In 1946, he was sent to Punjab regiment and six months before the partition of sub-continent he became Captain.

In 1947, he voluntarily took part in the battle for retaking Kashmir organized by Pakistan Army. The Indian troops were attack from behind and were forced to retreat the Northern Areas.

Captain Sarwar launched an attack causing heavy casualties at Uri Sector. His regiment received heavy machine gun fire along with grenades and mortar fire.

He was killed by a machine gun fire as he along with five other men was cutting barb wires. He was subsequently awarded the highest military award of Pakistan, Nishan-E-Haider in recognition for his bravery.