Rich tribute has been paid to the 1971 war hero Major Akram Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider, on his 49th martyrdom anniversary on Saturday. Shared with the hashtag of Our Martyrs Our Heroes, the Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) posted a message on Twitter to pay tribute to Major Akram Shaheed over his supreme sacrifice.
Displaying valour against all odds, Major Akram heroically repulsed innumerable attacks by enemy inflicting heavy losses in the battle of Hilli. Such exemplary courage is the hallmark of defenders of the motherland.
Born on April 4, 1938, in Gujrat, Major Akram had initially joined Pakistan Army as a non-commissioned officer and later was promoted as 2nd Lt in Frontier Force Regiment. He participated in the 1965 Indo-Pak September War as a captain where he led several successful military operations against the Indian army.