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  • 49th martyrdom anniversary of Rashid Minhas being observed today

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    The 49th death anniversary of the youngest Pakistan Air Force officer, who was awarded Nishan-e-Haider, Rashid Minhas is being observed today.

    He was born on 17 February 1951 in Karachi and was commissioned as a GD-Pilot in the PAF in March 1971.

    On 20 August 1971 during a routine training mission on a T-33 Jet trainer, Rashid Minhas was stopped by an instructor Flight Lieutenant Mati-ur-Rehman who got into the instructor’s seat, seized control and tried to fly the jet to India.

    He was awarded the military’s highest honour Nishan-e-Haider posthumously for his bravery.

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