OUR STAFF REPORTER GUJRANWALA - Glowing homage was paid to Major Shabbir Sharif, a valiant warrior who displayed unparallel courage while defending the motherland and embraced Shahadat on December 6 at Sulemanki Sector during 1971 war. He earned the highest gallantry award of Nishan-e-Haider. According to an ISPR handout, a battalion of the Frontier Force Regiment, in which Major Shabbir Sharif was commissioned, celebrates Shabbir Day annually with great solemnity and gratitude. A smartly turned out contingent of this unit arrived here specially to perform guard of honour duties at the grave of the martyr to pay homage to the valiant son of the battalion at Miani Sahib Graveyard. Corps Commander Gujranwalas Lieutenant General Raheel Sharif (who is younger brother of Shaheed) laid floral wreath and offered fateha. Senior Officers of the Piffers Group and the battalion, mother of the Shaheed and his son were also present on the occasion. Major General (r) Gaziuddin Rana laid floral wreath on behalf of the Piffers, Major General Muhammad Azeem Asif General Officer Commanding laid floral wreath on the mazar of the Shaheed and offered fateha as representative of Lahore Corps, while wreaths were also laid on behalf of the Commanding Officer and all ranks of the unit. It may be mentioned that Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed is one of the most decorated soldier of Pakistan Army. He enjoys the unique honour of being the proud recipient of Sword of Honour, Sitar-e-Jurrat and Nishan-e-Haider the three most coveted awards of Pakistan Army. Earlier, Shabbir Day celebrations began in the unit with Quran Khawani after Fajr prayers. A special Unit Darbar was held to highlight the daring actions and supreme sacrifice of the Shaheed. The serving and retired officers and jawans of his battalion pledged to emulate his feat of valour and render any sacrifice even at the peril of their lives for the defence of the motherland.