the birth anniversary of Pak Air Force Pilot Officer, Rashid Minhas
KARACHI: The 69th birth anniversary of Pak Air Force Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas, who was honoured at the age of the minor, is being celebrated today.
According to the details, Rashid Minhas, a pilot of the Pak Air Force, was born in Karachi on February 17, 1951, belonging to the Rajput family. He did masters in Military History and Aviation History from the University of Karachi.
In March 1971, Rashid Minhas joined the Pak Air Force as a commissioned GD Pilot, he was initially impressed with the history and technology of aviation and was also fond of collecting various aircraft and warship models.
In August 1971, Rashid Minhas became a pilot officer and when he was on his first solo flight on August 20, 1971, suddenly his instructor, Matiur Rahman, stopped plane on the runway and the plane turned towards the enemy country, but Rashid Minhas having sacrificed his life on the homeland, thwarted the enemy's plot and turned the plane towards the ground and martyred.
Rashid Minhas was the first Pak Air Force officer to receive the martyrdom status.
Rashid Minhas was awarded the country's highest military honour Nishan e Haidar for his great achievement and was honoured as a martyr who achieved the mark at the earliest age.
The youngest person to be identified as Nishan e Haider in Pakistan, Rashid Minhas, is Buried in Karachi's military cemetery, while the Kamra Air Base, located in Attock, is named after him.