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Pakistan remembers 1971 war hero Lance Naik Muhammad Mehfooz on martyrdom anniversary

12:14 PM | 18 Dec, 2022
Pakistan remembers 1971 war hero Lance Naik Muhammad Mehfooz on martyrdom anniversary
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RAWALPINDI – The 51st martyrdom anniversary of Lance Naik Muhammad Mehfooz, a recipient of the Nishan-e-Haider, was observed on Sunday.

To pay homage to one of the valiant soldiers of the Pakistan Army, a wreath-laying ceremony was held at his mausoleum in Mehfoozabad, old Pind Malkan, Pakistan Army’s media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

ISPR said Major General Shoaib Bin Akram laid a floral wreath at Lance Naik Muhammad Mehfooz Shaheed’s mausoleum and a smartly tuned out contingent presented him a guard of honour.

Various people from different walks of life, including civil and military officials as well as relatives of the martyr, attended the wreath-laying ceremony, it further added.

Lance Naik Mehfooz hailed from Pind Malkan, Rawalpindi. After completion of Basic Military Training in 1963, he joined Pakistan Army and was placed in the 15 Punjab Regiment.

Mehfuz took part in the Indo-Pak War of 1971 at Wagah Border. On the night of December 17, a company of the 15 Punjab was ordered to attack Kangri Pull inside enemy territory and during the attack, a bomb exploded near Lance Naik Muhammad Mehfooz in which he got badly injured and his machine-gun became out of order.

The brave soldier troop crawled into a nearby trench of a shaheed firer and got hold of his machine gun and started firing. He later crawled towards the enemy trench and on reaching within 10 yards, caught the enemy firer by his neck and pushed him to death.

Meanwhile, the other two enemy soldiers kept on stabbing him with their bayonets. He got badly injured and embraced martyrdom however his clutches never left the neck of his adversary, which was later freed with great effort.

Pakistan's government awarded him with the top military award ‘Nishan-e-Haider’ on March 23, 1972.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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