Pakistanis remember war hero Major Akram on martyrdom anniversary. Nishan-e-Haider Maj Akram embraced martyrdom on December 5, 1971.
Born on April 4, 1938 in Dingha, Gujrat District, commissioned in the Frontier Force Regiment on 13 October 1963.
Pakistanis remember war hero
Major Muhammad Akram was leading a company of 4 Frontier Force Regiment in the forward area in Hilli district, in East Pakistan in 1971. They came under incessant air, artillery and armor attacks.
But, for an entire fortnight, despite enemy superiority in both numbers and fire power, he and his men repulsed every attack. They also inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy.
Finally, Major Muhammad Akram embraced martyrdom during this epic battle on 5 December 1971.
The state of Pakistan posthumously awarded the highest military award Nishan-e-Haider for his valiant and courageous acts against the enemy.
Notably, Pakistan’s Nishan-e-Haider remains its love and reverance for Hyder-e-Karrar Maula Ali (AS).
Since Hazrat Ali remains a symbol of valiane and valour due to his cardinal role in success of wars, he remains a role model also in wars.
Interestingly, Hazrat Ali also is a symbol of unity among Muslims. Sunni Muslims respect him as fourth ruler of Muslims governments after Prophet of Islam’s sad demise while Shia Muslims follow him as infallible Imam (leader).