ISLAMABAD: To pay homage to Pakistan’s valiant son and the youngest recipient of Nishan-e-Haider, Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed, the Directorate General Public Relations of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has released a short documentary on his 50th martyrdom anniversary.
Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed was born on February 17, 1951. Having a dream of defending the aerial frontiers of the motherland, he got commission on March 14, 1971 in the 51st GD (P) course, said a PAF media release.
He was later posted to No 2 Squadron stationed at Maripur (Masroor) for an Operational Conversion Course, where he was destined for sublime heights by Almighty Allah.
On August 20, 1971 an unforgettable saga of bravery was crafted with his ultimate sacrifice.
On this fateful day, Rashid Minhas vanquished the iniquitous intentions of his instructor pilot Flight Lieutenant Mati-ur-Rahman, who tried to hijack his training jet T-33 towards India.