According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the Pakistan Army commemorated the Nishan-e-Haider award Lance Naik Muhammad Mehfooz Shaheed’s 51st death anniversary on Sunday at Mehfoozabad, the former Pind Malkan (ISPR).
A flower wreath was placed at the martyr’s grave by Major General Shoaib Bin Akram, while an army unit dressed to impress provided the guard of honor.
According to the military’s media wing, representatives from a variety of professions, including civil and military leaders and the martyr’s family, attended the wreath-laying event’s
Lance Naik Muhammad Mehfooz was born in the Rawalpindi village of Pind Malakan on October 15, 1944. The Pakistan Army accepted him on October 25, 1962. He enlisted in the 15th Punjab Regiment after training.
Lance Naik Muhammad Mehfooz participated in the Pul Kanjry offensive in the Wahga-Attari region of the battle in 1971. His unit was stopped on the night of December 17 while taking the target around 70 meters short of Indian positions.
After enemy fire disabled his machine gun, he borrowed another one from a fallen soldier and attacked an Indian machine gunner who was killing a lot of people for his company.
Muhammad Mehfooz suffered serious injuries as a result, and his machine gun was also damaged. He jumped forward and strangled the opponent to death, unfazed by his injuries. Another enemy soldier from the same bunker bayoneted him to death in the interim.
The opposing commander himself hailed the victim when handing over his body the following morning, when a truce was declared.
Then-Indian commander Lieutenant Colonel Puri praised his valor by saying, “During my whole career, I have never seen such a fearless individual. I would have nominated him for the highest bravery medal if he had been a member of my unit.