Major Tufail Mohammad Shaheed -Nishan-e-Haider, is being remembered today

Major Tufail Mohammad Shaheed is being remembered for his courage and valour on his 62nd death anniversary.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of the Pakistan Army has paid tribute to Major Tufail Mohammad Shaheed for his courage and sacrifice for the nations.

ISPR – Pakistan Army’s media wing took to social media to pay homage to Major Tufail Mohammad Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider), for his bravery and selfless devotion to the mother land which led to him paying the ultimate price for the defence of the country.

“Despite being mortally wounded during combat, he completed the mission and embraced martyrdom setting a noble precedence of valour and determination,” ISPR tweeted.

Major Tufail Mohammad gained commission in the 1st battalion of the 16th Punjab Regiment in 1943 and for the most of his service was attached to East Pakistan Rifles, and held the position of commanding officer of the army company posted at East Pakistan’s border with India.

In August 1958, Indian Army troops crossed inside Ease Pakistan and occupied the Laxmipur District inside Pakistan’s territory. Major Tufail Mohammad lead the counterattack against Indian incursion, despite being critically wounded he even engaged in close quarters battle with Indian troops and succeeded in neutralizing enemy’s machine-gun posts that were resisting Pakistani counterattack.

Major Tufail Mohammad succumbed to his wounds and embraced martyrdom on August 7th 1958. For his undeterred courage, resolve and ultimate sacrifice, government of Pakistan awarded Nishan-e-Haider – the highest military award of Pakistan to Major Tufail Mohammad Shaheed in 1967.