Forty seventh martyrdom day of war hero Major Akram Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider, is being observed today.
Born on April 4, in 1938 in Gujrat, Major Akram Shaheed had initially joined Pakistan Army as non-commissioned officer and later was promoted as 2nd Lt in Frontier Force Regiment.
He participated in 1965 Indo-Pak September War as a Captain where he led several successful military operations against the Indian Army.
Major Akram Shaheed presented the supreme sacrifice in the 1971 war with India, while defending the motherland in Zafarwal sector.
Major Akram Shaheed was posthumously awarded the highest military award Nishan-e-Haider for his valiant and courageous acts against the enemy.
1971 War broke out on 26 March, when Pakistan Army initiated a military operation against the rebel Mukti Bahini fighting for separation of the eastern wing of the country from Pakistan.
India provided financial, military and diplomatic support to the separatist fighters. Later the neighboring country sent its troops invading East Pakistan and forcing Pakistan Army to surrender on 16th December 1971.
Today, 47th Martyrdom Day of War Hero is celebrated with patriotism and zeal.