On Friday, the 24th martyrdoom anniversary of Nishan-e-Haider Havildar Lalak Jan, the Armed Forces of Pakistan, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC), and the service chiefs paid him a lot of respect.
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) says that Havildar Lalak Jan gave his life while bravely fighting for his country. “His unwavering dedication to duty and courage in the face of adversity show the best of our armed forces,” it said.
ISPR said that these brave Pakistani heroes made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their country. They also said that the country will always be grateful to the brave sons for what they did.
Funeral prayers are said for four troops who died in battle.
“Let us remember these heroes who gave their lives to protect our motherland, and let their sacrifices serve as a lesson for us all and future generations,” the statement said.
‘Most brave defensive move’
Havaldar Lalak Jan was working in Company Headquarters in May 1999, when the enemy was getting ready for a big attack. He offered to be on the front lines of the battle.
Jan bravely held his post with just a few men. He fought off many Indian raids, which left behind dozens of dead bodies. On July 7, the enemy kept firing at his post all day with weapons that had never been seen before. After that, there was a three-pronged strike at night.
Even though he was badly hurt, he refused to be taken away. He fought off the attack and caused a lot of damage to the enemy. Later, Havaldar Jan died from his wounds and accepted Shahadat while fighting for his country.
“It had been the most brave defensive action fought to the last man,” say a number of Indian stories.