On the eve of 47th Yaum-e-Shahadat of Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider, a wreath laying ceremony was held today at the Monument of Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed at Jhelum City.
After recitation from Holy Quran, a wreath was laid by Brigadier Muhammad Mumtaz Malik (Retired) Sitara-e-Jurrat then Commanding Officer of 4 Frontier Force Regiment in 1971, followed by Lieutenant General Aamir Abbasi Commander 30 Corps Gujranwala followed by Muhammad Hafeez Ullah Malik brother of Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed and family members.
Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed was ordered on 19 May 1971 to command a company of 4 Frontier Force Regiment at Hilli (East Pakistan), where he defended the area of responsibility daringly and did not allow enemy to make an advance. Later on 03 December 1971 he was ordered to attack the enemy positions and he destroyed their three tanks while making an advance. During fight with enemy Major Muhammad Akram Shaheed got seriously injured and embraced Shahadat on 05 December 1971.