Remembering Major Muhammad Akram On 49th Martyrdom Anniversary

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

05th Dec, 2020. 01:01 am
Remembering Major Muhammad Akram On 49th Martyrdom Anniversary

The Pakistan Army has offered respect to the nation’s pride Major Muhammad Akram on his 49th martyrdom anniversary, saying that “such exemplary courage is the hallmark of defenders of motherland”.

According to the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), chief military spokesperson Maj Gen Babar“Tribute to Maj #Akram Shaheed, #NH, 4 his supreme sacrifice. Displaying valour against all odds, he heroically repulsed innumerable attacks by enemy inflicting heavy losses in the battle of #Hilli. Such exemplary courage is the hallmark of defenders of the motherland,”

“Displaying valour against all odds, he heroically repulsed innumerable attacks by enemy inflicting heavy losses in the battle of Hilli. Such exemplary courage is the hallmark of defenders of the motherland,” the military media wong added.

The 49th martyrdom anniversary of Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed, the hero of the 1971 Pak-India War and the recipient of the Nishan Haider Award, is being commemorated today. Nishan Haider for setting a high example of courage against Indian forces in East Pakistan. Granted.

According to the details, Shaheed Major Muhammad Akram was born on April 4, 1938, in Dinga district of Gujarat. He joined the Frontier Force Regiment of the Pakistan Army.

He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1965, served in the Zafarwal Sector in the 1965 Pak-India War and was promoted to Major in 1970.

Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed is one of the veteran officers of the Pakistan Army who sacrificed his life for the defence of the motherland.

District Dinajpur in East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh) was martyred in the 1971 war while defending its territory.

In the same war, on the front line of Hali area of ​​East Pakistan, Major Muhammad Akram, under the command of his Frontier Force, stopped the advance of the Indian Army many times more than himself for five consecutive days and five nights and made a fatal mistake of the enemy. Also remembered by the title of ‘Hero of Haley’.

In recognition of his courage, Major Muhammad Akram was awarded the ‘Nishan-e-Haider’ by Pakistan Army.

Major Muhammad Akram was martyred on December 5, 1971, while fighting valiantly against the enemy. The martyr was awarded the highest military honour, Nishan Haider.

Major Muhammad Akram, who was martyred at the age of 31 years and 8 months, was buried in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), but a memorial was later erected in his native Jhelum.

 

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