Sowar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed who had sacrificed his life in Zafarwal- Shakargarh Sector, 1971 war against intense shelling and direct fire from enemy tanks was remembered on his 49th martyrdom anniversary. In order to pay tribute to Muhammad Hussain Shaheed, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa laid a floral wreath at his eternal abode.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), relatives and family members of M. Hussain Shaheed participated in the memorable floral laying ceremony. In commemoration of his supreme sacrifice, DG ISPR in his tweet paid rich tributes to the eternal soul, saying, ‘Tribute to Sowar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed, Nishan- Haider, for his supreme sacrifice in Zafarwal- Shakargarh Sector, 1971. His fearless actions and indomitable courage inflicted heavy losses to the enemy & single-handedly destroyed 16 Indian Tanks.’
Hussain Janjua Shaheed was born in Dhok Pir Bakhsh in Gujar Khan on June 18, 1949. He joined Pakistan Army as a driver on September 3, 1966, at a very young age of 17. Although he was only a driver he always yearned to participate in active battle. At the time of the 1971 war (between India and Pakistan), he was attached with an old army unit known as ‘20 Lancers’.
It was on December 5, 1971, that while braving intense shelling and direct fire from enemy tanks and infantry, he went from trench to trench delivering ammunition to the frontline soldiers. On the same day, while directing fire from one of the rifles, he was hit on the chest by a burst of machine-gun fire from an enemy tank.