Lalak Jan Shaahed - Nishan-i-Haider
Son/Doughte of : -
From : : Yasin, District Ghizer,
Award Name : Nishan-i-Haider
Award Given by : Govt of Pakistan
Award Received Date : 1999
About Lalak Jan Shaahed :
Havaldar Lalak Jan Shaahed was born in Yasin, in the Ghizer District, of the Gilgit Baltistan of Pakistan. After school he joined the Pakistan Army, and reached the rank of Havaldar.As a junior officer in the Northern Light Infantry, Jan fought against India in the Kargil War of 1999. He volunteered to be deployed on the front lines and drove back a number of attacks by the Indian army.
Hav. Lalak Jan of the Northern Light Infantry (NLI) was one of those many who as a junior leader 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. Hav. Lalak driven back many aggressive ventures by the enemy and imposed colossal losses on them. On July 7, Hav. Lalak sustained serious injuries as enemies pounded the area with heavy mortar shelling. But despite being injured, he retained his position and frustrated the Indian Army. Hav. Lalak was awarded with the Nishan-i-Haider for his dauntless courage and devotion.