49th Martyrdom Day of Lance Naik Mahfooz Shaheed
Web Desk 18 December 2020
RAWALPINDI: The 49th martyrdom anniversary of Lance Naik Mahfooz Shaheed Nishan Haider, who made a name for himself in 1971, is being commemorated today.
According to the details, the hero of Pak-India war, Shaheed Lance Naik Muhammad Mahfooz was born on June 25, 1944 in Pind Malik of Rawalpindi and joined the Punjab Regiment of Pak Army in 1962.
Lance Naik Mahfooz narrated new stories of courage and bravery during the Pak-India war and was martyred on the night of December 18, 1971.
Shaheed Mohammad Mahfooz, who received the Haider Award, was stationed at the Wagah Attari border in the 1971 war when he was wounded in an enemy attack. ۔
The area of Lance Naik Mahfooz is now known as Mahfoozabad
The 49th martyrdom anniversary of Lance Naik Mahfooz Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider), gallant son of 15 Punjab Regiment, is being observed today
Muhammad Mehfooz was born on October 25, 1944, in village Malkan of District Rawalpindi. He received his early education from his village. In 1962, he joined the Pakistan Army and after completion of Basic Military Training in 1963, he was placed in 15 Punjab Regiment.
He took part in Indo-Pak War of 1971 at Wagah Border. On the night December 17, a company of the 15 Punjab was ordered to attack Kangri Pull inside enemy territory. During the attack, a bomb exploded near Lance Naik Mahfooz Shaheed in which he got badly injured and his machine-gun became out of order.
He crawled in to a nearby trench of a shaheed firer and got hold of his machine-gun and started firing. Meanwhile, he noticed that an enemy machine-gun was effectively engaging own troops. Muhammad Mehfooz crawled towards the enemy trench and on reaching within 10 yards charged on it. He caught the enemy firer by his neck and pushed him to death.
Meanwhile, other two enemy soldiers kept on stabbing him with their bayonets. Lance Naik Muhammad Mehfooz got badly injured and embraced shahadat , however his clutches never left the neck of his adversary, which was later freed with great effort.
On March 23, 1972, the Pakistan Government in recognition of the bravery of Lance Naik Muhammad Mehfooz Shaheed, awarded him with the top military award ‘Nishan-e-Haider.