KARACHI: The martyrdom anniversary of Havildar Lalak Jan Shaheed is being observed on Friday (July 7) with pledges of sparing no efforts for defending the frontiers of the country.
Havildar Lalak Jan was born on 1 Apr 1967. He was awarded Nishan-e-Haider for his dauntless courage and devotion during the Kargil war in 1999.
He was enlisted in the Army on 10 December 1984. He was serving in Northern Light Infantry Regiment when skirmishes broke out in Kargil in 1999.
Havildar Lalak Jan of the Northern Light Infantry Regiment fought from the forefront to thwart heavy Indian attacks.
He volunteered himself to be deployed on the front positions located at the jagged peak in May 1999. Havildar Lalak Jan repulsed back many aggressive ventures by the enemy and imposed colossal losses on them.
On 7 July 1999, Havildar Lalak Jan sustained serious injuries as enemies pounded the area with heavy mortar shells. But despite being injured, he retained his position and frustrated the Indian assault.
Due to severe injuries he embraced martyrdom.