Lionhearted And Dutiful Son Of Pakistan - Captain Sarwar Shaheed.

ISLAMABAD -- Capt Muhammad Sarwar, the veteran hero of Pakistan Army, who was martyred for his courAage and bravery while cultivatAing the homeland with his blood, and who was awarded Nishan-e-Haider, the first and highest miliAtary honor of Pakistan.

The valleys of Kashmir are still witness to, how Captain MuhamAmad Sarwar fought till the last drop of his blood. He looked the enemy in the eye and told him that for this land he can shed blood and defeat the enemy. CapAtain Sarwar ensured the defence of the country by sacrificing his life. Captain Muhammad Sarwar was born on Nov 10, 1910 in village Singhori in Rawalpindi. Captain Muhammad Sarwar beAlongs to a military family, his father Muhammad Hayat Khan was also in the army. Captain Muhammad Sarwar received his primary education from GovAernment Muslim High school, Tariqabad, Faisalabad and then passed his middle school from Tandiala Nawala Middle School in 1925 and secured first posiAtion in Matric in 1927.

He was commissioned in the Punjab Regiment in 1944, after which he participated in World War - II and was promoted to the rank of captain in 1946 for his outstanding military service. In 1948 he was serving as a comApany commander in the second battalion of the Punjab Regiment when he was assigned an operaAtion in Kashmir. At the time of establishment of Pakistan, only Punjab regiment was an organAised and active regiment. Two Punjab Regiment was ordered to go to Kashmir. Captain MuhamAmad Sarwar took the initiative and by virtue of his experience and ability, he thought that he must go to war and in this regard he started putting his efforts to be part of frontline troops. The Commanding Officer knew that it was not an easy battle, but he promised Captain Muhammad Sarwar that after few days he will be part of frontline troops.

The situation got worse and Commanding Officer on request of Captain Muhammad Sarwar sent him with a team being led by Captain Muhammad Sarwar to destroy the enemy's post which stands in the way of vicAtory. Captain Muhammad Sarwar was very motivated and enthusiAastic to serve his motherland.

On July 27, 1948, Captain MuAhammad Sarwar attacked a key enemy military position in the Uri sector of Kashmir. A large numAber of soldiers were martyred and injured in this attack but Captain Muhammad Sarwar conAtinued to advance. On approachAing the enemy's front, he found that the enemy had secured their fronts with barbed wire, despite this, Captain Muhammad Sarwar...

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