Brigadier Ayub Haider
Pakistan is the land of brave people and soldiers. It is known for its unshakable motivated nation. Here is a living legend of bravery “brigadier Ayub Haider”. Brigadier Ayub Haider (Tamgha e Basalt) belongs to Mansehra. In October 1994, he was commissioned from Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) in Kakul. Then he joined the 34 Azad Kashmir Regiment. He performed duties in different operational areas. He also participated in various counter-insurgency operations during his service.
The story of the valor
On 6th December 2018, the patrol was on a mission in Dera Ghazi Khan Punjab. Patrol commander brigadier Ayub Khan was commanding the mission attacked by a group of 6 terrorists heavily armed on motorbikes. While he was on the way, a patrol retaliated with force, and an exchange of fire between two opposing groups began imminently. One of the two terrorists began to flees. The terrorists were trying to escape fell down.
Brigadier Ayub khan was chasing the terrorist along with DI KHAN and DG khan border. Suddenly a suicide attack happened and Brigadier ayub got seriously injured. At an extremely close proximate, evacuated them to CMH Multan on a helicopter. Both eyes, left arm, chest, and lungs were affected. Brigadier Ayub lost his eyes during this operation. He settled an example of courage and devotion to other countrymen. The warriors like him are the biggest challenge for any enemy of Pakistan.
Tamgha e basalt
The government of Pakistan has awarded Brigadier Ayub Haider with the Tamgha-e-Basalt for his indefatigable spirit to protect and serve the country.
According to the military’s media wing, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa honored Brigadier Haider with Tamgha-e-Basalt in the event organized on 6th September Defence Day at General Head Quarters (GHQ).
Words from the warrior
Soon after recovery, he completed his mobility orientation and training. In a video shared on social media, he says training helps him to carry out his daily activities. He thanked Pakistan Army, his colleagues, friends, and family for standing beside him during his testing times.
In a video message, he asked his fellows not to lose courage against the cowardly attacks of terrorists and criminals. He said he will soon be back and join his service.
He was asked about the operation in an interview. How has your life changed after this incident? He replied that I also had face difficulties after that incident. But my family, colleagues, and Pakistan Army never allowed me to think that now I am handicapped. I am thankful to Allah for his blessings. He also said, not only young officers and soldiers laid their lives for their country. Rather, senior officers and brigadiers have also given their blood to their motherland. I am not any exception to it.
Message for enemies of Pakistan
Brigadier Ayub said, “We have always been a leaden wall for the enemy” And we will destroy the enemy in the coming battles as well.
we have high respect for these true sons of the soil and their sacrifices which they have made for the motherland.