As per every year, the Pakistan Army paid homage to Major Aziz Bhatti’s sacrifice for the nation in the 1965 war, where he was martyred.
“Nation honours the supreme sacrifice by Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider, in 1965 war,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a tweet on Friday.
Maj Aziz Bhatti had sacrificed life defending Burki region in Lahore
“I don’t want to go back. I will shed the last drop of my blood in the defence of my dear homeland.” he is reported having said when offered to go back to see his family.
Maj. Bhatti moved towards building up the trenches and positioned himself towards forward observation to view the enemy armoury movements.
On 10 September 1965, Maj. Bhatti was on a routine when he stood up from his trench to observe the enemy position there Maj. Bhatti was hit by the tank shell on the shoulder and was killed in an impact on the instant.
Maj. Bhatti was 37 years old at the time of his death
Nation honours the supreme sacrifice by Major Raja Aziz Bhatti shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider, in 1965 war. His stellar leadership and courage beckons us to defend Pakistan, come what may.#OurMartyrsOurHeroes pic.twitter.com/GVwoFn65m8
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) September 11, 2020
Every year, the anniversary is celebrated with traditional fervour and the valour of the Nishan-e-Haider awardee.
Nishan-e-Haider is conferred upon soldiers who perform acts of great heroism in circumstances of extreme danger, or to those who demonstrate the bravery of the highest order or devotion to the country.
His tombstone reads:
Rouge on the face of shahadat, pride of the country and the nation are these fearless warriors, a strike of their sword wipes out the mightiest of foes this one who came out victorious in the struggle for the cause of ALLAH is lying here in the delight of the afterlife dream. Major Bhatti fought valiantly on Lahore Front and is posthumously presented with the Nishan-e-Haider.