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The people of Pakistan have made immense sacrifices for the protection of their freedom since its inception till today.

When Pakistan was created, there was a mass exodus of humanity. Muslims from places that were part of India decided to migrate to the promised land of Pakistan.

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Safe estimates suggest that more than fifteen million people were uprooted, and between one and two million died.

The second chance of sacrifice came in October 1947. India sent troops to annex Kashmir.

According to the Indian Independence Act 1947, princely states had to decide by popular will whether to join either India or Pakistan, but Indian troops forced the Maharaja of Kashmir to sign a letter of accession in favor of India. done.

Pakistan’s volunteers, including the army, tried to liberate Kashmir. Despite their outdated arms and weapons systems, they wrested control of one-third of Kashmir from India and would have been unable to liberate all of Kashmir if Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had not approached the UN Security Council to enforce a ceasefire. would have succeeded. Captain Mohammad Sarwar and Naik Saif Ali Janjua are among the prominent martyrs of the Kashmir war of 1947-48.

The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, was suffering from tuberculosis and both his lungs were perforated like a sieve, but he hid his illness from everyone and persevered despite his poor health to gain independence from Pakistan. .

If the critics of Pakistan had even known that the Quaid was suffering from illness, all they had to do was delay the process of British departure, Mr. Jinnah would have died and not Pakistan. He breathed his last shortly after.

Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, the Quaid’s able and trusted lieutenant, tried to steer Pakistan from its nascent stage, where Indian egotism deprived Pakistan of its rightful share of the post-partition assets. After the mass exodus of refugees, settling them, feeding them and housing them, looking after a nation whose treasury was empty, Liaquat Ali Khan did the most dangerous job to get Pakistan back on its feet. But they were brutally killed as they were leaving. Abolition of feudalism in Pakistan

Liaquat Ali Khan, once the richest feudal lord of undivided India, when he accepted martyrdom, he had a handful of rupees in his bank account and no personal property as he donated all his belongings to the cause of Pakistan. was given As justification, he was awarded the title of Shaheed Millat.

Major Tufail Muhammad martyred himself on August 7, 1958 in Lakshmipura while defending Pakistan. On September 6, 1965, India launched a full-scale war against Pakistan. Its land and air forces were much larger than Pakistan’s but the people of Pakistan stood like a strong edifice behind its armed forces to withstand the onslaught of the enemy and some of the bravest stories of Pakistan’s bravery in the history of the nascent nation. are listed.

Major Raja Aziz Bhatti, Squadron Leaders Sarfaraz Ahmed Rafiqi, Muniruddin Ahmed, Alauddin Ahmed, Muhammad Iqbal, Flight Lieutenant Younis Hussain and Saifullah Khan Lodhi sacrificed their lives to name a few. Turn the tables on India and defend Pakistan from India’s attack.

In 1971, war broke out on Pakistan because India plotted to break off its eastern flank and create Bangladesh. Despite their defeat, the Pakistani armed forces fought bravely and did not stop sacrificing their lives. Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas, Major Shabbir Sharif, Sawar Muhammad Hussain, Major Muhammad Akram, Lance Naik Muhammad Mahfouz, Wing Commanders Marvin Leslie Middlecott, Syed Muhammad Ahmed, Squadron Leader Khusro, Muhammad Nasir Dar, Muhammad Aslam Chaudhry, Peter Christie, Hameed etc. Name. Qureshi, Flight Lieutenant, Saeed Afzal, Javed Iqbal and Flying Officer Naseem Nisar Baig are some of the brave sons of Pakistan who paved the way for glory with the great sacrifice of their lives.

In the snowy heights of Kargil in 1999, Captain Colonel Sher Khan and Lalak Jan Shaheed along with countless others kept alive the traditions of sacrifice.

After 9/11, global terrorism established its strong foothold on Pakistan.

Brave people of Pakistan, whether they are children of Army Public School Peshawar, children of Charsadda University or members of the judicial community of Quetta, members of the media or ordinary citizens. According to South Asia Terrorism Portal, 65 thousand 473 Pakistanis have sacrificed their lives so far while 7 thousand 709 personnel of law enforcement agencies including Pakistan Army, Rangers and Police have been martyred.

The article does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Business Recorder or its owners.

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