Homage to hero: Nation remembers Capt Sarwar

By: News Desk      Published: 01:28 AM, 27 Jul, 2021
Homage to hero: Nation remembers Capt Sarwar

The nation is commemorating the martyrdom of Capt Raja Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed, the first recipient of  Nishan-e-Haider today (July 27).

The ISPR DG tweeted that the nation pays tribute to Capt Muhammad Sarwar Shaheed on the 73rd martyrdom anniversary. 

His matchless chivalry, unwavering resolve and fortitude will always be remembered, the tweet said, adding that the supreme sacrifice he made will keep inspiring defenders of the motherland.

Born on November 10, 1910, Muhammad Sarwar joined the army as a sepoy in April 1929. He was commissioned in the Punjab regiment in 1944 and promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant. 

He joined the Punjab regiment in 1946 and achieved the rank of captain, months before the creation of Pakistan. 

Once the country emerged on the map of the world in 1947, Muhammad Sarwar volunteered to be a part of the battalion formed to regain Kashmir.

He was made company commander of the second battalion of the Punjab regiment. 

Under his leadership, the regiment was able to force the India to retreat out of certain regions of GB. His battalion faced heavy resistance in the Uri sector but his battalion continued moving forward braving intense gunfire, grenade attacks and mortar fire. 

He embraced martyrdom on July 27, 1948, after sustaining multiple shots on his chest as he attempted to cut a barbed wire while making an effort to move ahead. In recognition of his courage, he was awarded the Nishan-e-Haider.