Death anniversary: Pakistan remembers Rashid Minhas

Minhas died while preventing a pilot from defecting to the enemy’s side during the 1971 war.


Web Desk August 20, 2013
PHOTO: WIKIPEDIA

On his 42nd death anniversary, Pakistan remembers pilot officer Rashid Minhas who died while preventing a pilot from defecting to the enemy’s side during the 1971 war.

Minhas was awarded with the highest valour award - Nishan-e-Haider for his bravery. He became the youngest officer to have received this award.

Born in Karachi on February 17, 1951, Minhas spent his early childhood in Lahore and later shifted to Rawalpindi and then back to Karachi.

The young pilot was interested in aviation history and technology and had a collection of aircraft and jet models.
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COMMENTS (10)

Ahsan Rasheed | 8 years ago | Reply

@Different_Opinion: RM was taxing the plane for a take off, it was his 2nd Solo Flight, Mati ur Rehman signalled him to stop and went on the flight with him. You could have researched about it before giving ur ''Different Opinion''.

Mati Ur Rehman was Bangali, who supporting Bengal Liberation, and was decorated with their Highest Record.

Khawar Butt | 8 years ago | Reply

@Different_Opinion: You seem to have hit the bottle too hard. Take some rest.

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