Homage to hero: ISPR DG says Rashid Minhas lived up to PAF traditions
"On the 50th martyrdom anniversary, we remember with reverence, bravery and supreme sacrifice of national hero Pilot officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed," he tweeted. "In the line of duty, Pilot offer Rashid Minhas lived up to great traditions of Pakistan Air Force defending the motherland," he added.
On 5Oth Martyrdom anniversary, we remember with reverence, bravery & supreme sacrifice of National Hero Pilot officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed, Nishan-e -Haider. In line of duty, Pilot offr Rashid Minhas lived up to great traditions of Pakistan Air Force defending the motherland.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) August 19, 2021
He got his early education from Karachi and joined PAF Academy in Risalpur as a flying cadet. After graduation, he was posted to PAF base Masroor in Karachi's Mauripur area to hone his skills as a fighter pilot.
On August 20, 1971, as a pilot still under training, Rashid was taxing out a T-33 Jet trainer for take-off, when a Bengali pilot instructor, Flight Lieutenant Mataur Rahman, forced his way into the rear cockpit.