The 54th martyrdom anniversary of Major Raja Aziz Bhatti, who sacrificed his life for the defence of the country in 1965 war was observed on Thursday across the country. Born in Hong Kong in 1928, Aziz Bhatti moved to Pakistan before Independence in 1947, living in the village of Ladian, Kharian, Gujarat. There he enlisted with the newly formed Pakistani Army and was commissioned to the Punjab Regiment in 1950.
Aziz was posted in the Burki area of Lahore sector. As the company commander, he decided to move his platoon forward under constant and heavy firing from Indian tanks and artillery. For three or more days he went without rest.