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11 Brave Pakistani Soldiers Who Received The Nishan-e-Haider
Source: funtvweb.com
Published: Sep 6, 2016

Nishan-e-Haider literally means the “Mark of the Lion”. With a green ribbon and a five-point star it is the highest military award that can be given in Pakistan. The Nishan-e-Haider is only awarded to members of Pakistan’s armed forces; people who sacrificed their lives for their homeland. Nishan-e-Haider signifies the highest acts of bravery and courage, and on this Defence Day, we pay a tribute to all those who have fallen for our cause.

Here is a list of 11 brave Pakistani soldiers who are still remembered for their bravery and valour:

1. Captain Raja Muhammad Sarwar

Punjab Regiment
Age: 38
Date of Martyrdom: July 27, 1948
Source: dailycapital.pk
Source: dailycapital.pk

2. Major Tufail Mohammad

Punjab Regiment
Age: 44
Date of Martyrdom: August 7, 1958
Source: pakstatus.com
Source: pakstatus.com

3. Major Raja Aziz Bhatti

Punjab Regiment
Age: 37
Date of Martyrdom: September 10, 1965
Source: dostpakistan.pk
Source: dostpakistan.pk

4. Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas

Pakistan Air Force
Age: 20
Date of Martyrdom: August 20, 1971
Source: pakarmymuseum.com
Source: pakarmymuseum.com

5. Major Rana Shabbir Sharif

Frontier Force Regiment
Age: 28
Date of Martyrdom: December 6, 1971
Source: snipview.com
Source: snipview.com

6. Sawar Muhammad Hussain Janjua

Armoured Corps
Age: 22
Date of Martyrdom: December 10, 1971
Source: infopediapk.weebly.com
Source: infopediapk.weebly.com

7. Major Muhammad Akram

Frontier Force Regiment
Age: 33
Date of Martyrdom: December 5, 1971
Source: pakarmymuseum.com
Source: pakarmymuseum.com

8. Lance Naik Muhammad Mahfuz

Punjab Regiment
Age: 27
Date of Martyrdom: December 17, 1971
Source: pakarmymuseum.com
Source: pakarmymuseum.com

9. Captain Karnal Sher Khan

Sindh Regiment
Age: 29
Date of Martyrdom: July 5, 1999
Source: pakarmymuseum.com
Source: pakarmymuseum.com

10. Havildar Lalak Jan

Northern Light Infantry
Age: 32
Date of Martyrdom: July 7, 1999
Source: defence.pk
Source: defence.pk

11. Naik Saif Ali Janjua

Azad Kashmir Regiment
Age: 26
Date of Martyrdom: October 26, 1948

He was awarded the Hilal-e-Kashmir, equivalent to the Nishan-i-Haider.

Source: pakarmymuseum.com
Source: pakarmymuseum.com