ISLAMABAD: The 46th martyrdom anniversary of Major Shabbir Sharif, brother of former chief of army staff General (retd) Raheel Sharif was observed on Wednesday.
Shabbir Sharif was born in Kunjah town of Gujrat district. He did his O-Levels from Saint Anthony’s High School, Lahore after which he joined Government College, Lahore for further studies but received a call to join the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul before he could complete his studies.
Sharif had an outstanding stay at the military academy and was given the prestigious ‘Sword of Honor’ on passing out. He was commissioned in the Pakistan Army on April 19, 1964, and was posted to 6th Battalion of the Frontier Force Regiment.
He was posted as the company commander of FFR on December 3, 1971, at Head Sulemanki border where he caused unprecedented damage to enemy troops and tanks and embraced martyrdom on December 06, 1971.
Major Shabbir Sharif was posthumously awarded the ‘Nishan-e-Haider’. He was the nephew of Major (retd) Aziz Bhatti Shaheed.