Saturday, August 20, 2011

Salam Rashid Minhas Shaheed February 17, 1951- August 20, 1971

The youngest recipient of Nishan-e-Haider, Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas was born on February 17, 1951 in Karachi. While still under training, Minhas was taxiing for take-off on a routine flight on August 20, 1971 when an Instructor Pilot forced his way into the rear cockpit, seized control of the aircraft and took off.

As soon as Minhas realised that the intruding pilot was heading towards India, he tried to regain control of the aircraft but could not manage it against the superior skill and experience of the seasoned instructor. With only forty miles to go to cross over into Indian territory, he made yet another effort to steer the aircraft back to the base. Realising the futility of the struggle, Minhas resorted to the only honourable course open to him: he so interfered with the controls as to render the Instructor Pilot helpless and force the aircraft to crash 32 miles short of the border, knowing that it meant certain death.

For the supreme sacrifice that he made for the honour of his country, Pilot Officer Minhas was awarded Nishan-e-Haider


0:22 "166 is Hijacked" (Rashid Minhas Shaheed)

0:27 "166, come, over" (Control Tower)

0:30 "166 Hijacked" (Rashid Minhas Shaheed)

0:38 "Who Hijacked? by whom? over" (Control Tower)

0:40 "166 is Hijacked" (Rashid Minhas Shaheed)

0:42 "Hijacked by whom?" (Control Tower)

0:50 "By whom? ..." (Control Tower)

0:52 "166 is Hijacked" (Rashid Minhas Shaheed)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Yeh Hai Mera Pakistan

Moving Canvas...An Incredible Pakistani Art

Pakistan the land of Valleys n mountains

Pakistan Zindabad

We need that Junoon n Ishq to be independent once again!!!

 Courtesy The Rising Pakistan
If you are a Pakistani Parent, a Pakistani Teacher or Professor or anyone else who has a responsibility to guide the future generations of Pakistan, then I beg you to transmit the message of this video to our younger generations as much as you can. There is a need to convey the importance and the value of this great gift of Pakistan which is given to us by our elders after crossing an ocean of Fire and sword. Nobody had given us this Pakistan on a plate, our forefathers had snatched the blessings of liberty from the jaws of slavery for us.

Today it looks very easy to sit in an Air conditioned room and point out the problems of Pakistan one by one without doing an effort to solve them out. In my opinion just taking birth in Pakistan is not good enough reason to entitle yourself as a Pakistani. This is not just a nationality, this is the name of a title, honor and respect which could only be achieved after deserving it.

Our elders left their everything to call themselves a Pakistani, what we have done till now???? Think please !!!

ہم لاۓ ہیں طوفاں سے کشتی نکال کے
اس مُلک کو رکھنا میرے بچو سمبھال کے

پاکستان زندہ باد
Long Live the Great Pakistan