A brave son of Pakistan, Major Raja Aziz Bhatti is being remembered on his 55th martyrdom anniversary on Saturday across the nation.
He was born in Hong Kong in 1928. He moved to Pakistan before it became independent in 1947 and lived in the village of Ladian, in the district of Gujrat.
Major Raja Aziz Bhatti was a Pakistan Army Staff Officer who received Pakistan’s highest award Nishan-e-Haider for great feat of valor.
There he enlisted with the newly formed Pakistani Army and was commissioned to the Punjab Regiment in 1950.
During Indo-Pak War in September, 1965 as a company commander in Burki, Lahore, he decided to stay with his forward platoon and defended strategic BRB Canal bravely for five days.
Throughout, undaunted by constant fire from enemies’ tanks and artillery, he organized the defense of the canal, directing his men to answer the fire until he was hit by an enemy tank shell which killed him on 12 September 1965. He was 37 years old.
However, Major Aziz Bhatti was rewarded with the prestigious Nishan-e Haider for his services to Pakistan.
Moreover, Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) has released a video to honour the great sacrifice of Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed.
ISPR posted a video and gave a caption, “Nation honours the supreme sacrifice by Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider, in 1965 war. His stellar leadership and courage beckons us to defend Pakistan, come what may.”
Nation honours the supreme sacrifice by Major Raja Aziz Bhatti shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider, in 1965 war. His stellar leadership and courage beckons us to defend Pakistan, come what may.#OurMartyrsOurHeroes pic.twitter.com/GVwoFn65m8
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) September 11, 2020