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Aug 21, 2013
August 20 is Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed’s “Yaum-e-Shahdat”.
Rashid Minhas Shaheed, only 20 when he sacrificed his life for the country, is the youngest and the only PAF officer to receive the highest valour award, the Nishan-e-Haider.
Rashid Minhas Shaheed was taxing the plane towards runway when a saboteur instructor pilot signaled him to stop, climbed into the instructor’s seat and tried to hijack the plane towards India.
In the air, Rashid Minhas Shaheed struggled physically to wrest control from the hijacker, both trying to overpower…
In order to prevent the jet from taken to India, Rashid Minhas Shaheed directed the plane downwards and forced it to crash near Thatta some 32 miles from the Indian border.