Major Shoaib who survived the Mi-17 crash with 90% burns left for this eternal abode yesterday. After the crash he pulled out 2 men who have both survived with injuries and walked to the ambulance before collapsing unconscious. Unable to open his eyes, he told his wife to take care of his mother and 2 daughters before he was evacuated to Kharian Army Burn Hospital. He asked about Amir, his co-pilot and coursemate who didnt survive the crash. Multiple heart attacks, swellings and infections finaly took him from us. His heroic act of valor in saving his crew while he himself burned will be not be forgotten. Allah bless him the highest place in jannat. Ameen. Respect. (Related news)
A documentary by the Pakistan’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), titled as “Glorious Resolve” received the first prize in the International Film Festival “Eserciti-e-Popoli” (Army and People) held at Bracciano.
More than 60 films, produced by the NATO and other 24 countries were presented at the film festival.
According to an ISPR press release, Glorious Resolve received the Jury’s Special award from the President of the Italian Senate.
“(It is) a technically outstanding and emotionally powerful dramatization of the story of the courageous soldiers under fire in a dire combat situation,” the President said.
The award was received by a representative of the Pakistani Embassy in Rome.
Glorious Resolve is based on a true story about the infantry soldiers “who fought against all odds when 1500 miscreants raided one of the section level outpost of an Infantry Battalion in South Waziristan Agency on the night of 29 May 2009.”
The documentary highlights “not only the sacrifices and achievements of the Pakistan Army in War against Terrorism but also its glorious resolve to uproot the menace of terrorism from Pakistan.”
Glorious Resolve recreates the sacrifice of 43 soldiers of the Punjab Regiment who laid their lives during the attack.