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Martyrdom anniversary of Major Tufail Muhammad observed

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VEHARI, AUG 8 – Major Tufail Muhammad Shaheed, recipient of Nishan-e-Haider, was remembered on his 62nd death anniversary on Friday. Major Tufail Muhammad Shaheed was born in Hoshiarpur city of the eastern Punjab, on 22nd July in 1914.
In August 1958, he was assigned to launch an offensive against Indian forces in the area of Lakshmipur. Major Tufail Muhammad faced heavy resistance from enemy but carried on with his mission and embraced martyrdom the same day, Radio Pakistan reported. He was awarded with Nishan-e-Haider, Pakistan’s highest military award for his courage and bravery.
wreath laying ceremony was held at shaheed’s native town Vehari, Punjab. Floral wreath  was laid  on behalf of General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army staff (COAS). A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented  guard of honour. DNA
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