A national hero of Pakistan, Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas was remembered on his death anniversary today. Rashid Minhas was a Pilot Officer in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) during the 1971 Pakistan-India war. He sacrificed his life on August 20, 1971 to save the honor of his beloved motherland.
The young GDP pilot lost his life while trying to fail the evil designs of his Instructor Pilot Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman. The crash site of the T–33 was later found 40 km from the Indian border. Minhas was awarded Pakistan’s top military honor and became the youngest man to win the award.