War hero Major Aziz Bhatti’s being remembered on his death anniversary
He was born in Hong Kong in 1928. He moved to Pakistan before it became independent in 1947 and lived in the village of Ladian, in the district of Gujrat.
There he enlisted with the newly formed Pakistani Army and was commissioned to the Punjab Regiment in 1950.
He was the commander of Pakistani troops in 1965 Pak-Indo war at Barki sector in Lahore. He fought with the enemies for 48 hours and caused great losses to Indian troops.
Throughout, undaunted by constant fire from enemies’ tanks and artillery, he organized the defence of the canal, directing his men to answer the fire until he was hit by an enemy tank which resulted in his martyrdom.
Raja Aziz Bhatti was rewarded with the prestigious Nishan-e Haidar for his services to Pakistan.