LAHORE – The 51st martyrdom anniversary of Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, a warrior who showed unmatched valor while defending the motherland and embraced martyrdom 51 years ago at Sulemanki Sector during the 1971 war.
To pay homage to one of the most decorated officers of the Pakistan Army, a wreath-laying ceremony was underway at his mausoleum in Lahore. A smartly tuned out contingent presented him a guard of honour.
Civil-military officials and family members of Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed attended the wreath-laying ceremony.
Every year, the battalion of the Frontier Force Regiment in which Major Shabbir Sharif was commissioned, observes ‘Shabbir Day’ with great solemnity and gratitude.
Maj Shabbir, a recipient of the Sword of Honour, Sitara-i-Jurrat in the 1965 War, and Nishan-i-Haider in the 1971 War was the only person ever who received both bravery awards. He was also awarded the Sword of Honour at the Pakistan Military Academy upon graduation.
In December 1971 Sharif, being a company commander, 6th Frontier Force Regiment, was ordered to capture high ground near Sulemanki Headworks defended by more than a company of the Assam Regiment supported by a squadron of tanks.
The valiant officer captured that area, killing forty-three enemies and destroying four tanks. Sharif and men also repulsed a counterattack by two enemy battalions. On December 6, 1971, he was directly hit by a tank shell and embraced martyrdom.
Sharif has a prominent military background as he is the nephew of another Nishan-e-Haider holder Raja Aziz Bhatti. Shabbir Sharif is the elder brother of former Chief of the Army Staff of Pakistan General Raheel Sharif.
Pakistani rupee continues recovering losses against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.
On Tuesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.6 for buying and 286.65 for selling.
Euro slides down to 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate inches up to 360 for buying, and 363.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.50 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 75.90.
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363.5|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.46||36.81|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||175.89||177.89|
The gold remained under pressure in Pakistan amid a huge drop in price of the precious metal despite in the international market.
On Tuesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs218,500 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs187,330.
Single tola of 24 karat is Rs218,500, 22 Karat Gold costs Rs200,290, rate of 21 karat gold stands at Rs191,190 whereas 18k gold rate is Rs163,875.00 for each tola.
In the global market, gold saw huge drop in price, coming down to $2037 per ounce after drop of $81.79.
|Lahore||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Karachi||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Quetta||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Attock||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Multan||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,500||PKR 2,720|