Captain Sarwars 74th anniversary observed


Nation indebted to great sacrifices of martyred troops: President

The 74th Martyrdom anniversary of Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider was observed on Wednesday at his native town village Sanghori, Gujar Khan.

Major General Mumtaz Hussain laid floral wreath at Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed’s mausoleum. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented guard of honour. Various people from different walks of life, civil and military officials and relatives of Shuhada attended the wreath laying ceremony.

Muhammad Sarwar was born in Gujjar Khan’s Singhori village on November 10, 1910. In 1944, he received his commission in the Punjab Regiment. In recognition of giving his life in the first Pakistan-Indian War in 1948, he received the Nishan-e-Haider award.

At his grave in Gujar Khan, Rawalpindi, Major General Mumtaz Hussain placed a floral wreath at his grave.

He received the commission in 1944 and served in the Punjab Regiment in the newly formed Pakistan Army. In 1947, he voluntarily took part in the battle for retaking Kashmir. During the battle, the Indian troops were outflanked and forced to retreat to the Northern Areas. Captain Sarwar launched an attack causing heavy casualties in Uri Sector.

Meanwhile President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said the nation would remain indebted to those who laid down their lives for the security of the homeland. In his message on the martyrdom anniversary of Captain Muhammad Sarwar (Nishan-e-Haider), the president paid tribute to the brave son of the soil.

He said Captain Muhammad Sarwar sacrificed his life in Kashmir in 1948 while defending the country. “Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed bravely and gallantly fought the enemies of the country,” he said.

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