Lahore (Web Desk): The 58th martyrdom anniversary of Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider, is being observed (today) Tuesday.
Armed Forces of Pakistan including Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and Services Chiefs paid glowing tribute to Major Aziz Bhatti as he stood as a leaden wall in front of the enemy and sacrificed his life for the defence of the motherland in 1965 war.
Major Raja Aziz Bhatti’s martyrdom anniversary serves as a powerful reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by the Armed Forces of Pakistan to defend the motherland.
He was born in Hong Kong in 1928 and moved to Pakistan before independence in 1947, settling in Ladian village of district Gujrat.
In 1950, he joined newly formed Pakistan Army and was commissioned in Punjab Regiment.
During Indo-Pak War in September, 1965 as a company commander in Burki, Lahore, he decided to stay with his forward platoon and defended strategic BRB Canal bravely for five days.
Throughout, undaunted by constant fire from enemies’ tanks and artillery, he organized the defence of the canal, directing his men to answer the fire until he was hit by an enemy's tank shell and embraced martyrdom on September 12 1965.