Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed
Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed was born in Gujar Khan (District of Punjab Province of Pakistan) in Dhok Pir Bakhsh village (now renamed after him to commemorate) on June 18th, 1949. On September 3rd, 1966 at a very young age He joined one of the best armed forces of the world e.g. Pakistan Army as a Driver. Though he was a driver but had extreme passion for being an active participant in battlefield.
When the 1971 war broke between India and Pakistan, Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed was serving in 20th Lancers armored regiment of Pakistan Army. Though the 1971 Indo Pak war started in East Pakistan its flames soon spread to the West Pakistan’s border. The battlefield spread from Sialkot to Sulemanki. The 20th Lancers of Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed was defending the frontline area of Zafarwal a town in the Narowal District. During pitched battles Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed never missed any opportunity to kill enemy aggressor by firing through machine gun without taking care of any life threat. Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed knew like every other Pakistani Army Soldier the true meaning of Shahadat (Martyrdom). They are always eager to embrace it with passion because a Martyred is never considered as a dead. For Almighty a martyred lives forever. A martyr gives his life for a cause.
It was December 5th, 1971 when Indians were on the offense with extreme shelling and tanks firing, Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed was serving the motherland by delivering arms and ammunition to the brave soldiers of Pakistani Army from trench to trench. It is documented by witnesses belong from Pakistani armed forces that Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed not only patrolled but also participated in most dangerous skirmishes with Indian enemies.
On December 10th, 1971 that Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed spotted the enemy units near a village Harar Khurd where Pakistani Army laid mines to prevent aggressors from playing with lives of innocent Pakistanis. Instantly Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed informed his second- in-command of 20th Lancers unit about enemy moves. Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed took things onto his own and directed accurate firing enemy tanks through his crew. At afternoon the precious time of his life had arrived. Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed while defending the land of pure was hit by on the chest by a burst of machine-gun fire from an enemy tank leaving an exemplary legacy behind him.
Sawar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed left the prominence of being first Jawan e.g. lower rank soldier of Pakistan Army awarded with Nishan e Haider….