Martyrdom anniversary of Major Aziz Bhatti observed
LAHORE (92 News) – The 53nd martyrdom anniversary of a great son of Pakistan, Major Raja Aziz Bhatti was observed on Wednesday.
He laid down his life for the defence of the country on September 12, 1965. He was the commander of Pakistani troops in 1965 Pak-Indo war at Barki sector in Lahore.
Major Aziz Bhatti was born in August 16, 1928 at Hong Kong. His native village was Ladian in Gujrat. He joined first PMA Long Course on January 2, 1948. During his training, martyred Major Bhatti received a honorary sword from former prime minister Liaquat Ali Khan for his best performance.
On September 6, 1965 after India attacked Pakistan with the largest ever number of tanks, Major Bhatti as Company Commander in the Burki area of Lahore sector moved forward under incessant artillery attacks for five days and nights in the defence of the strategic BRB canal.
Major Aziz Bhatti Shaheed directed his men to answer the fire until he was hit by an enemy tank shell which killed him on 12 September 1965. He was 37 years old. Raja Aziz Bhatti was rewarded with the prestigious Nishan-e-Haidar for his services to Pakistan.