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A very live and historic pic of Rashid Minhas Shaheed. He is standing on extreme side of the pic. This is complete 51 GD(P) Course. Three amongist coursemates rose to the Chiefs of the Air Staff. Air Chief Marshal kaleem Saddat became Chief Of the Air Staff PAF whereas two others became Chiefs of Bangladesh Air Force. Air Vice Marshal Zakaullah is another Air Officer from the same course. World renowned Aviation artist, Group Captain S M Hussaini is one of the famous officer from 51 GD(P) Course.(Please share about Rashid Minhas Shaheed for completing his biography)





First draft of poem written by Rashid Minhas

Infant Rashid held by his father Mr. Majeed Minhas. Also in the picture are Rashid’s mother and three elder sisters Farida, Rukhsana and Farzana. Image scanned by Asmer Safi. Courtesy: Archives of the Family of Rashid Minhas Shaheed NH.

Letter Written By Shaheed Rashid Minhas

One of the most widely known picture (sketches based on it were often used in educational resources in the 1970s) taken at at his residence – 16F, Block 6, PECHS, Karachi, circa 1970. Scanned by Asmer Safi. Courtesy: Archives of the Family of Rashid Minhas Shaheed, NH

Picture taken by elder sister Rukhsana at residence circa 1968 is the only picture where Rashid is wearing uniform while on vacation (he was usually very particular about not putting on uniform when off-durty).

Rashid is second from right (standing next to the servant). The picture was taken while he was a cadet at PAF Academy, Risalpur, c.1969

Rashid Minhas (extreme left) with fellow cadets at PAF Academy, Risalpur

Rashid Minhas (middle) on his tricycle, mid-1950s. Image scanned by Asmer Safi. Courtesy: Archives of the Family of Rashid Minhas Shaheed NH

Rashid Minhas (second from left) with his father Mr. Majeed Minhas and twin younger brothers Rahat and Anjum. Image scanned by Asmer Safi. Courtesy: Archives of the Family of Rashid Minhas Shaheed NH.

Young Rashid Minhad (third from left) with friends and family at Haleji lake, early 1960s. Image scanned by Asmer Safi. Courtesy: Archives of the Family of Rashid Minhas Shaheed NH.

The Last resting Place of Rashid Minhas : Pilot officer Rashid minhas was the youngest recipient of Nishan-e-Haider he was 20 years old. Minhas was on a routine training flight when his
trainer forced him to flew the plain to India but he refused to do so and sacrificed for great cause. Rashid minhas trainer Mati-ur-rehman who was trying to hijack the plane was a Bengali who buried in Pakistan and recently Pakistani government returned his remaining to Bangladesh. In Bangladesh rehman was awarded Bangladesh’s highest award Bir Sreshtho.In Karachi most of Karachite dont know where our War hero is buried. He is buried in Army graveyard behind shara-e-faisal near CSD.

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