The martyrdom anniversary of war hero Sowar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider was observed today (Tuesday).
He was born on 18 June 1949 in Dhok Pir Bakhsh now known as Dhok Muhammad Husain Janjua.
He was enlisted as a driver on 3rd September 1966. Although only a driver in the 20th Lancers, when war broke out in 1971 Sowar Muhammad Hussain took an active part in every battle in which his unit was engaged unmindful of any danger, no matter how grave.
When he spotted the enemy close to a minefield near the village of Harar Khurd in December 1971, on his own initiative he directed accurate fire at the enemy resulting in the destruction of sixteen enemy tanks.