LAHORE (Staff Report) – The 44th martyrdom day of Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed, brother of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, is being observed today.

Shabbir Sharif Shaheed was awarded Pakistan’s highest awards Nishan-e-Haider and Nishan-e-Jurrat for gallantry in 1971 war with India.

During the war, which resulted in fall of Dhaka on December 16, 1971, Major Shabbir Sharif was deployed in Sulemanki sector where he died fighting the enemy troops on front lines.

Shabbir Sharif was the only sword of honor winning cadet to receive Nishan-e-Haider.

He was laid to rest in Lahore’s historic Miani Sahab graveyard.