Tribute paid to Major Shabbir Sharif on his martyrdom anniversary

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army has paid tribute to Major Shabbir Sharif on his martyrdom anniversary being observed today.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Major Shabbir Sharif “symbolizes valour and patriotism” and the heroic act reminds that its “faith, devotion and courage in adversity which make nations triumph.”

Major Shabbir Sharif was a recipient of the Sword of Honour and also received the Sitara-i-Jurat for his bravery during the 1965 war.

“He symbolizes valour and patriotism. His heroic actions in 65 & 71 wars remind us, it’s not numbers but faith, devotion & courage in adversity which make nations triumph,” said the military’s press wing.

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Major Shabbir Sharif embraced martyrdom on 6th December 1971, while defending the motherland in the Sulemanki Sector on the western front.

He and his men destroyed four enemy tanks and held two Indian battalions at bay by killing 43 soldiers. He was posthumously awarded Pakistan’s highest military gallantry award,  Nishan-e-Haider for his bravey during the War of 1971.

Major Shabbir Sharif was born on 28 April 1943 in Kunjah, Gujrat District. He was commissioned into the Frontier Force Regiment on 19 April 1964. He is the brother of former Chief of Army Staff General (retired) Raheel Sharif.

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