A tribute to our Shaheeds …
These are the sons of the soil. They have sacrificed their lives for the country. The Whole Pakistani nation owes them so much. It is because of their sacrifices that we are able to live freely in our country while they do this for protecting the citizens of Pakistan.”I am going to embrace Shahadat”. These were the last words of Captain Najam Riaz (shown here in video) to his parents when he left for Swat. And he did prove to be a man of his words. He embraced shahadat along with three other commandos last Teusday.
He was captured by the terrorists under mysterious circumstances on 21 April while he along with his three other companions were out of their camp in Swat Valley. The Commissioner Malakand, Muhammad Javed even visited them in captivity but didnt do anything about it as he was clearly sympethetic towards these terrorists. Last Tuesday, eight terrorists entered the room where these four commandos had been kept. The terrorists had with them, a rope, a video camera and some swords. The commandos knew what was coming.
Even though they were unarmed, in a matter of seconds, the four commandos jumped at the terrorists and within seconds, broke the necks of all eight of them. That was when two more of these terrorists entered the room and sprayed these men with bullets resulting in the martrydom of Captain Najam Riaz, Captain Junaid Khan and two other soldiers.
This video also shows Captain Bilal Zafar Shaheed (SSG), Maj Abid Shaheed, Major Azhar Shaheed, Lieutenant Saifullah Shaheed and Lieutenant Zia Shaheed. All these men embraced Shahadat during the ongoing operation Rah-e-Rast (the right path) in Swat Valley.
Watch video: http://cache.allvoices.com/images/clear.png?1243575632
I am attaching pictures of Captain Omer Zeb Saheed who embraced Shahadat today in Dir District and also of Captain Junaid Khan Shaheed.And some of our politicians say that they don’t support the military operation. Who gives them the moral authority to decide. Are our corrupt politicians even near these brave and valiant soldiers. Let Imran Khan see this and say that he doesnt support the military, let Qazi Hussain see this and let these terrorists see this and know that as long as such brave men are around, no one can dare threaten Pakistan.
Prayers are required for such brave men! And more…..braver families!
A tribute to our young officers
Director General ISPR Major General Athar Abbas wrote in the editorial of Daily The News on 23rd May 2009:
A tribute to our young officers…
During the operations in the Vietnam war, when our position came under heavy shelling, we left the position and took refuge under a rock”, writes Captain Jim. “After sometime, I realised that my platoon corporal, Harry was missing. I informed the company commander that I wanted to go back. He said, ‘don’t be stupid, it is not worth, do not risk your life, there is nothing left’. I insisted and he allowed me. I went there and came back, empty handed. ‘Did not I tell you that the risk was not worth’, the company commander said. ‘No sir, it was worth it’, I replied. ‘When I reached the company position Corporal Harry was alive, badly wounded. He said to me, Jim, I knew you would come. These were his last words, he died in my arms’.
|Major Abid – A hero to his last breath!
Unfortunately the Pakistan Army has been the butt of Public Criticism during the last few years, but the people forget that the Pakistan Army and its valiant soldiers have always been injecting the fresh blood in the national polity by their inimitable sacrifices, be it the floods or the earthquake or the war against the enemy.
Same spirit of sacrifice and valour is being exhibited in the ongoing struggle against the militants. The heroic story of Major ABID MAJEED bears testimony to this reality. On the fateful morning of May 18, 2009 Major Abid Majeed’s brother Major Khalid was entrusted the task of recurring the area from Shalpalam to Jura whereas Major Abid Majeed’s company was responsible for securing the area from Jura to Nazarabad. Major Khalid’s company successfully secured the area followed by Major Abid Majeed. Thereafter Major Abid Majeed’s company was ordered to more forward.
Thirteen vehicles of the company moved to safety however the last vehicle came under heavy and precise firing, near a nullah bend, by the militants. The driver of the vehicle embraced martyrdom there and then. No more movement was possible as the route was blocked. The forward troops tried to move back and rescue the trapped soldiers, however due to accurate and effective firing by the militants the movement was not possible. It was then at 1645 hrs that Major Abid Majeed decided to move back himself.
He took two soldiers, the first aid kit and a water bottle and ordered his company to engage the militants. In the rain of bullets he rushed to site, dragged the two bleeding soldiers Sepoy Tariq and Sepoy Nausherwan to a place of safety. He immediately poured water into their mouths and then started bandaging them to stop the flow of blood. In the meantime his shoulder got exposed and shot. Not bettered by it, he kept engaged himself in the task of bandaging. The second bullet hit in his ribs, still did not prevent him from completing his task.
Unmoved by the blood gushing out of his wounds he dragged the soldiers to a safer place. In the process he was hit by three bullets and he fell down. While bleeding profusely, he took the wireless to talk to his brother Major Khalid (for the last time), who was 100 meters away. “BROTHER I HAVE TO PAY SO MUCH TO SO AND SO, DO NOT FORGET IT. TAKE CARE OF THE MOTHER AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES LEAVE THE JOB OF ELIMINATING THE MISCREANTS INCOMPLETE. I WISH I COULD MARCH ON TO MINGORA AND SEE IT CLEAR OF THE MILITANTS”. And then he succumbed to his injuries but he managed to save the lives of two soldier/comrades.
Sepoy Tariq and Nowsharwan can not control their tears at the mention of Major Abid Majeed’s name. The only words they utter are” Why Major Sahib why not us”.
Long live Pakistan Army! Long Live Pakistan!
Brigadier Syed Azmat Ali
In Loving Memory of Capt. Omerzeb (Shaheed) –
A brave soldier, an obedient son, a caring brother and a loving fiancé!
Many of us never knew personally Captain Omerzeb and his comrades who laid down their lives. However these chaps will always have a special place. We may be silent and not able to express our thoughts eloquently but that will not diminish the highest regards we have for these men of honor. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of this special breed.
Blow out, you bugles, over the rich dead!
There’s none of these so lonely and poor of old,
But, dying has made us rarer gifts than gold.
These laid the world away; poured out the red
Sweet wine of youth; gave up the years to be
Of work and joy, and that unhoped serene
That men call age; and those who would have been,
Their sons, they gave their immortality.
Blow, bugles, blow! They brought us, for our dearth,
Holiness, lacked so long, and Love, and Pain.
Honor has come back, as a king, to earth
And paid his subjects with a royal wage;
And nobleness walks in our ways again;
And we have come into our heritage.’
Captain Bilal Zafar (Shaheed):
Captain Junaid Khan (Shaheed):
The Sacrifices by Capt Omerzeb Shaheed
By: Qasim Butt
I was sitting next to him on the grass patch during my college days, enjoying the bright sunny morning. Belonging to a family of retired Army Officers, we shared experiences of our past schooling and friends that we made on different places. While our class fellows played in the basketball ground, cheering and shouting. We continued our pleasant conversation, and we came to astonishing fact that we have been class fellows even in Army Public School Peshawar while studying in class 3. With this it opened a new arena of our personalities and i found him an affable, courteous and a pleasant gentleman with a sense of dignity and honor embedded in his soul.
As the time passed by, various events brought us together on same crossroads. We shared couple of things in common, we both were debators, joined the same college-house which was Khalid house, won various events for our college-house and due to our inherited affinity towards armed forces, we used to admire the national role of Pakistan Armed Forces. The strange warmth in his amiable personality, some-how always made him stand-out from rest of the college mates. Helpful, kind, respectful and enthusiastically encouraging were his prominent traits. However, he earned great appraisal in the eyes of his teachers, class and college-house, when he won the notable prize of debate competition.
All these memorable events of companionship, just went through my mind’s eye like a quick flash-back of priceless golden past. Here I was, standing in an army grave-yard, saying his namaz-e-jinazah. Capt from 111th Long Course of 9 Azad Kashmir Regiment, once my class fellow and a friend, now had brought the trophy of pride again, back home for us to live with prestige. Capt Omerzeb (Shaheed) like his noble past of his childhood and adolescence, had won the accolade for his family, for Pakistan and for us. Capt Omerzeb (Shaheed) is just one of those abundant examples who have sacrificed themselves on the call of duty for the nation.
Capt OmerZeb (Shaheed) attained shahadat in the morning of May 21st 2009. While he jolted me with strong sense of self-determination of taking up the fight for better tomorrow. His Shahadat had a cleansing effect on my polluted thoughts of national disintegration and state failure. Capt Omer Zeb (Shaheed) re-invigorated us with a sense of living a life of valour, virtue and stature.
In the current times of national desperation, economic recession and destroyed socio-moral fabric, one is just too vulnerable to be overwhelmed by a thought of “Run for your life”. Capt OmerZeb (Shaheed) proved it imprudent and not worth a deal to run away from one’s home and let the vultures tear it apart. The enemies of Pakistan, should know by now that Allah has blessed this nation with the generation of iron-willed youth, belonging to noble families such as Capt OmerZeb (Shaheed), who are more then ready to keep up the traditions of sacrifice in the need of an hour.
Capt Omer Zeb (Shaheed) did his part and now it’s upon us to take it on and give a final brunt. We shall never forget the sacrifices of our shuhuda!!!
Captain Omerzeb Shaheed was my sister’s fiance. He was to be my dear loving brother-in-law but he left us all on my sister’s (his fiance) birthday, 21st May 2009. We will never be able to forget him. Seeing his picture in your post has only made my eyes filled with tears… tears of pride… tears for his bravery. We loved him so much and now we miss him so much…
Captain Omer Zeb and I were room mates during our first term in Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul (PMA), and I left the Academy in third term, we kept meeting after that for sometime but in general we lost touch, and than I came to know about this!!! I’d like to post a note which i wrote about this brave man….
After I crossed the parking lot of PMA, I walked in with a senior who kept on swearing at me, into the line so I can get my company lines and room assigned, in the line I met an old college friend who also was selected, behind me was a GUY, who introduced himself to me as Omer Zeb, and said he was from Rawalpindi and we shared few introductory things, he said me maybe we will get the same Company (Platoon), and we had a big laugh like “yeah out of 300 people how would that be possible”, but maybe that was the moment of acceptance, we got the same Platoon and the same room as well.
It may sound a bit too pompous but yes that is exactly what happened. We took over the room, he was such a nice guy, we shared everything from our personal lives to all that ragging (form of punishment) we use to get in the Academy and passed some great times together, he was a very handsome young man, and when we went on holidays we had some nice times together. Like this we spent our years, and went off to our different professional lives. I was always a FUNG… a typical army term used for those who tend to be an asshole for daily army routine life.
He always used to guide me through the process and things, make me understand. Even when I left the league, he was the one who kept pushing me to get into civil life and do the best in it, like friends we trusted each other also, what he use to say me meant a lot to me, and what I used to say to him, we shared a great sense of friendship all together. In a while he got posted to the most God forsaken place in the country, and we LOST TOUCH… And yesterday I got the news that he DIED.
In Urdu he embraced SHAHADAT in NWFP. Life is uncertain that’s what I knew always. But it’s unfair, that’s what I am starting to understand now… this is my 3rd course mate in a row who embraced SHAHADAT… but he was for sure the dearest one… my friend I will never forget you and I will never forget the memories we had… may God give your family peace and courage to overcome this loss…. may you rest in peace at last after all you have been through…. and I will meet you again in this life or the next……. AMEEN
I feel extremely-extremely sad on hearing this news. May Allah gives strength to both of your families.Amen!
My sincerest condolences to you..im so proud of captain omer zeb shaheed and ur brave family..i really am..of little wut i know, a shaheed is the one who lays down his life when their religion is under threat..and Islam has never been threatened more than it is being now..he has done a tremendous service to his religion, country and nation..im extremely proud of him..when i see people like him and the fortitude of their dear one like yourself, i know pakistan can never be a lost cause..my gratitude to captain omer zeb and ur family..may god elevate the status of all the martyred..
Dear Majdy. I am deeply sad ever since I read your story and that’s true because sons are not bought from shops. May Allah bless Captain Omer Zeb with the peace of heaven and grant patience to your entire family and help us realize the worth of our brave soldiers who give away their lives just to see us live in comfort. I beleive you are a true sister and a caring citizen of Pakistan who shared the martydom of Omer Zeb with all of us. I say on Dunya T.V. His father and brother and my eyes couldn’t believe the calmness and satisfaction on the face of a martyer’s father…… God bless you and your family and May the sacrifice of Hundreds of sons like Omer ripe fruits of prosperity and safety for our beloved country.
Capt Omer Zeb (Sunny) is a family relative. I cant find words about his passion towards Army and country. He was indeed a brave man and most of all Allah chose him for this medal (Shahadat). I still remember when he was too young and i never knew how great this boy is at that time when his father was posted in Murree. Later he got older and he joined the army and I remember him saying to his cousins regarding his will for shahadat. He proved his words and will. But my tears can’t stop over his stolen youth.
But I see our freedom, fun, life, in our country is because of the janbaaz soldiers like him. He is our real “HERO” I salute you.. I heard “shaheed kabhi marta naheen” and thats true.. because i attended his funeral and the amount of blood rolling down his coufin is an example. I must say here that ” Sunny tera khoon zaya naheen jaye ga” SWAT phir abaad hoga aur tera naam hamesha ke liye amar rahe ga… You will always be in our heart.
Ae rah e haq ke shaheedo, wafa ke tasweero.
Tumhain watan ke hawain salam kehti hain…
Last night I watched a TV program on this young shaheed, his family was interviewed by Dunyaa News. I saw his father,he is really very brave in that interview. He said “I’m really very proud on my son, he sacrified his life for our country”,
He also appealed to the corrupt politicians to stop criticising Pak military on this military operation. There politicians are criticising this ongoing military operation just to gain their political benefits out of it, they should be ashamed, our young soldiers are sacrificing their precious lives for the survival of our country and these pathetic politicans are exploring their benefits at this crucial time.
O ALLAH ALMIGHTY, please show the right path to the TALIBANS or plz destro them. They are not muslims at all, infact being muslim is a special status; these stupid, ignorant, dirty talibans are not human beings. My condolences to the family of this young shaheed, especially to his parents. May allah bestow a special place in heaven to all shaheeds of Pak Army and give patience to the families of these martyrs. We are really proud of u Captian UmerZeb, u will be alive always Inshallah as Shaheed never dies.