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Martyrdom anniversary of Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed (NH) observed
December 06, 2023

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The 52nd martyrdom anniversary of Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider was observed on Wednesday.

During the Pak-India war of 1971, Major Sharif was ordered to capture high ground near the Sulemanki Headworks. The position was defended by Indian infantry, supported by a squadron of tanks.

He captured the area, killing 43 Indian soldiers and destroying four tanks. He and his men also repulsed counter-attacks by two enemy battalions.

On December 6, 1971, he embraced martyrdom while fighting gallantly.