The day of martyrdom of Rashid Minhas, a courageous Sput pilot officer of the Pakistan Air Force, is being commemorated in the present day. The martyr thwarted the nefarious plan to take the Pakistani warship to India and Was awarded.
Rashid Minhas was born in Karachi on February 17, 1951. He spent his childhood in Quaid-e-Azam and later moved to Rawalpindi together with his household and later relocated to Karachi. Rashid Minhas did B.Sc, PAF from Risalpur and later joined Pakistan Air Force.
On August 20, 1971, throughout his fight aviation coaching at Masroor Airbase in Maripur, on his second solo flight, Rashid Minhas's double cockpit was taxiing on the runway whereas his teacher and flight security Officer Mati-ur-Rehman, beneath the pretext of a technical glitch, entered the cockpit of the ship and turned the ship in direction of India.
Rashid Minhas didn’t enable the evil intentions of his teacher to be fulfilled and continued to place up sturdy resistance and thwarted the evil intentions of India by dropping the ship close to Thatta inside Pakistani borders.
It was clear from the face and eyes of pilot officer Rashid Minhas that he was no abnormal younger man and he proved it together with his bravery. According to his comrades, Rashid Minhas had been in love together with his homeland since his childhood. Rashid Minhas was obsessive about flying planes and by making this discipline part of his skilled life, he laid down his life on the Holy Land.
On the opposite hand, the DG ISPR, whereas paying homage to the day of martyrdom of Rashid Minhas, the pilot officer who was awarded the Nishan Haider, mentioned that in the present day is a reminder of the nice sacrifice for the efficiency of obligation.
Major General Babar Iftikhar mentioned that Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed ought to proceed the nice traditions of Pakistan Air Force for the sake of motherland.