Death anniversary: Pakistan remembers Rashid Minhas

Published: August 20, 2013
Email
PHOTO: WIKIPEDIA

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.
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (10)

  • Khan-From-Peshawer
    Aug 20, 2013 - 5:58PM

    Yes he is our great hero and we will always remember him. May Allah swt give him the highest place in Jannah, Ameen. ..

    Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Aug 20, 2013 - 6:22PM

    May Allah be happy with him and grant him Jannah.

    Recommend

  • Candid1
    Aug 20, 2013 - 6:30PM

    His sacrifice thwarted a treacherous conspiracy to portray Pakistan as the aggressor in 1971, when India was on the verge of invading Pakistan and needed an excuse to implement its aggressive agenda with the help of traitors within Pakistan.

    Contemporary pakistanis should never forget this sacrifice, and the persisting animus of India.

    Recommend

  • Waseem Sarwar
    Aug 20, 2013 - 6:41PM

    RIP sir, I have grown up watching and reading about you and other Shaheeds of Pak army and i think you are one of the very few reasons i am proud to be a Pakistani.

    Recommend

  • Different_Opinion
    Aug 20, 2013 - 7:14PM

    What is the proof that Rashid Minhas was preventing the other Officer from flying the jet into India.It might have happened that RM was flying the jet into India and the co-pilot was preventing him from doing so. Just a thought. I just need a proof I’m not against Rashid Minhas though.

    Recommend

  • Syed A. Mateen
    Aug 20, 2013 - 7:41PM

    Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas (Shaheed) Nishan-e-Haider is one of the national hero’s of Pakistan.

    My salute to Rashid Minhas (Shaheed).

    He will remain among us for ever.

    Recommend

  • ekpakistani
    Aug 20, 2013 - 8:02PM

    Great to see this article and remember our hero in these tough time. Main stream media and secular Fascists have completely ignored our heroes and pulling away this great nation of ours towards the destruction via so called secular systems.

    May Allah bless him for his velour and grant him the highest place in Jannah….

    Wasalam

    Recommend

  • Khawar Butt
    Aug 21, 2013 - 1:37AM

    He died so that we could live.

    Recommend

  • Khawar Butt
    Aug 21, 2013 - 1:42AM

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

    Recommend

  • Ahsan Rasheed
    Aug 21, 2013 - 6:48AM

    @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.

    Recommend

More in Pakistan