Major Tufail Muhammad Shaheed

Major Tufail Muhammad Shaheed was born on 1914 in Hoshiarpur Punjab. He was the only person that received the highest military award for an action of outside the indo-Pak wars.

He was posted as a company commander of a battalion of East Pakistan Rifles in 1958. Indian troops violate international border and want to capture a village area of “Laskhmirpur” of East Pakistan. Major Tufail launched an assault on 7th August 1958. He divided the soldiers in three groups for the attacks on Indians at the hours of darkness. His soldiers easily reached on the place of enemy but firefight started and they was come under heavy fire and three bullets received major tofail on his stomach but he continued the fight and he want to destroyed the key post of enemy. He done fight with enemy commander by hands and killed him with the hit of steel helmet on his face. He crawled in injuries condition toward enemy post and continued the operation and polling out the Indian force. He was heavily injured and he said to junior officer that “I have completed my duty and the enemy is on the run”. He embraced martyrdom on 7th August on 1958.

The service period was from 1943 to 1958. The unit was 16th Punjab regiment East Pakistan Rifles. He was buries in his native city Burewala Punjab with full military honours. His native city was name after his martyrdom is Tufailabad.

May Allah increase his rank in heaven.