Rawalpindi (Web Desk): The 22nd martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Havaldar Lalak Jan, Nishan-e-Haider, is being observed today (Wednesday).
Shaheed Lalak Jan was awarded the country’s highest award Nishan-e-Haider for the devotion and courage he showed in the Kargil war in 1999.
In a post on Twitter, Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar said the nation pays homage to Havaldar Lalak Jan Shaheed, who laid his life while defending the motherland against high odds in most challenging battlefield environment during Kargil conflict.
He added that Lalak Jan Shaheed's fortitude and selflessness will keep inspiring the indomitable defenders of Pakistan for times to come.
Nation pays homage 2 Havaldar Lalak Jan; NH, who laid his life defending motherland against hy odds in most challenging battlefield environment during Kargil conflict on 7 July 99. His fortitude & selflessness will keep inspiring the indomitable defenders of Pak 4 times 2 come.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) July 6, 2021
Havaldar Lalak Jan was born on April 01, 1967. He was enlisted in the Pakistan Army on December 10, 1984 and was serving in Northern Light Infantry Regiment when skirmishes broke out in Kargil in 1999.
The valiant soldier volunteered himself to be deployed on the front position located at the jagged peak in May 1999. He repulsed back many aggressive ventures by the enemy and imposed colossal losses on them.
On July 7, 1999, Havaldar Lalak sustained serious injuries as enemies pounded the area with heavy mortar shells. Despite being injured, he retained his position and frustrated the Indian assault. Due to severe injuries, he embraced martyrdom.