Nation is paying tribute to Sawar Muhammad Hussain Janjua Shaheed on his 48th Martyrdom anniversary today (Dec 10).
However, it was on December 10, 1971 that he spotted the enemy digging in near village Harar Khurd along the minefield laid out by Pakistan Army.
He thus immediately informed the second- in-command of his unit. But simultaneously he moved, on his own initiative, from one anti-tank gun to another directing the crew to fire accurately at enemy tanks.
On the same day, at 04:00 pm, while directing fire from one of the recoilless rifles, he was hit on the chest by a burst of machine-gun fire from an enemy tank and thus died in action. Sawar Muhammad Hussain had the distinction of being awarded with Nishan-e-Haider for his gallantry.