Our Martyrs Our Heroes: Nation remembers Rashid Minhas
“Today we remember supreme sacrifice of Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed (Nishan-e -Haider),” ISPR tweeted, adding that he lived up to great traditions of the PAF who sacrificed life serving the motherland.
Today we remember supreme sacrifice of Pilot officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed (Nishan-e -Haider) in the line of duty. Pilot officer Rashid Minhas lived up to great traditions of Pakistan Air Force serving the motherland.#OurMartyrsOurHeroes— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) August 19, 2020
Born on 17 February 1951, Rashid Minhas was commissioned as a pilot in Pakistan Air Force in 1971. On August 20, 1971, he sacrificed his life while fending off an Indian bid to hijack a PAF plane and becomes the youngest recipient of Nishan-e-Haider.