The nation is observing the 74th martyrdom anniversary of Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the martyrdom anniversary was observed today at Sanghori village of Gujar Khan in Rawalpindi.
Major General Mumtaz Hussain laid floral wreath at Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed’s grave.
“A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented guard of honour,” the military’s media wing said, adding that various people from different walks of life, civil and military officials and relatives of the martyr attended the wreath laying ceremony.
On November 10, 1910, Muhammad Sarwar was born in Gujjar Khan’s Singhori village. In 1944, he received a commission in the Punjab Regiment. Captain Sarwar launched an attack causing heavy casualties at Uri Sector. His regiment received heavy machine-gun fire along with grenades and mortar fire. He was killed by a machine-gun fire as he along with five other men were cutting barb wires.
For giving his life during the first Pakistan-Indian War in 1948, he received the first Nishan-e-Haider award.