Pakistan, on Monday, remembers Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed – the first recipient of Nishan-e-Haider, on hi martyrdom anniversary.
Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed was martyred on July 27 1948 in the first Indo-Pak war (1947-48) and is buried at the Hill of Tilpatra which is near the Uri in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
Born Raja Muhammad Sarwar Bhatti in November 1910, Gujar Khan – Rawalpindi, followed in his father Raja Muhammad Hayat Khan Bhatti who was a Havaldar/Sergeant in the Indian army before partition.
Captain Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed Indian Army in 1929 as a Sepoy and was assigned to the Baloch Regiment. His commitment and resolve saw him rose to Naib Subedar followed by 2nd Lieutenant.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz also took to social media to commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Captain Sarwar Shaheed, lauding his undeterred and unhindered spirit of sacrifice for the nation.
After gaining commission in Pakistan Army, he was promoted to ‘Captain’ was re-commissioned in the Pakistan Army Corps of Signals in 1947. During the 1947-48 Indo-Pak war, he commanded 2nd Battalion of the Punjab Regiment and marched to capture Uri Sector of the IOK from Indian army, and died while valiantly fighting for his nation with unparalleled courage and determination.
Government of Pakistan, on March 23, 1956, acknowledged and recognized his courage and sacrifice awarding him with the highest military honour “Nishan-e-Haider”.