The 57th Shahadat martyrdom anniversary of Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider was observed on Monday. The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release said General Officer Commanding, Major General Haroon Ishaq Raja laid floral wreath at Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed’s mausoleum at his native town Ladian, Gujrat.
The Pakistan Army contingent presented guard of honour where various people from different walks of life, civil and military officials and relatives of Shaheed (martyred) attended the wreath laying ceremony. Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed was born in Hong Kong in 1928 and moved to Pakistan before independence in 1947, settling in Ladiyan village of district Gujrat. In 1950, he joined Pakistan Army and was commissioned in Punjab Regiment.
During Indo-Pak War in September, 1965 as a company commander in Burki, Lahore, Major Raja Aziz Bhatti decided to stay with his forward platoon and defended strategic BRB Canal bravely for five days. Throughout, undaunted by constant fire from enemies tanks and artillery, he organized the defence of the BRB canal along with his brave soldiers until he hit by an enemy s shell and was martyred.