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Major Tufail Mohammad Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider)

Tufail Mohammad (1914 – 7 August 1958) was born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab and commissioned in the 16th Punjab Regiment in 1943. On 7 August 1958, Mohammad, a Company Commander in the East Pakistan Rifles, encircled an Indian post, which allegedly violated the internationally recognized boundary between the two countries, in the Lakshmipur area. Though mortally wounded in the hand-to-hand encounter that followed, Mohammed continued to lead his troops until the Indians were driven out, leaving four dead and three prisoners. He died the same day.

Mohammad was posthumously awarded the Nishan-e-Haider, Pakistan’s highest military award and is the only person to win the award for an action outside the Indo-Pakistan Wars. In 1958, Major Tufail Muhammed was posted to East Pakistan as the Company Commander of a battalion of East Pakistan Rifles (a Para military force for border security). During his command, Indian troops violating international borders captured a village in the area of Laskhmipur of East Pakistan. On August 7, 1958 Major Tufail launched an assault to force withdrawal of Indian troops from the village; He divided his men into three groups and attacked Indian troops during the dark hours of August 7th. Their groups was able to reach the enemy without being detected but as the firefight started, the group came under heavy fire and Major Tufail received three bullets in his stomach. Despite being shot in stomach, he kept moving and was able to silence the incoming fire from machine gun. By tactically using grenades, Major Tufail was able to destroy key enemy posts. When he saw an enemy commander inflicting heavy casualties to his men he crawled towards enemy posting and engaged the enemy in hand-to-hand battle which resulted in the killing of a commander of the Indian Army. He killed him by hitting him with his steel helmet on the face. He continued the operation with his men which resulted in the withdrawal of Indian forces. Despite being heavily injured, he called his junior officer “I have completed my duty; the enemy is on the run.” He was rushed to hospital but he embraced shahadat.

Major Muhammed Tufail was buried with full military honors in his native city Burewala. His native town has been named after him and is now known as Tufailabad. Major Muhammed Tufail was posthumously awarded the Nishan-e-Haider and he is the only person to get this award for an action outside the Indo-Pakistani wars.

Dr. Nafees Sadiq Kisana

Dr. Nafees Sadiq Kisana, the eldest son of Ch Muhammad Sadiq Kisana was an internationally acclaimed scientist and researcher.

Dr. Kisana’s forefathers migrated from Indian district of Hoshiarpur (villageTodarpur) and settled in Faisalabad. Born on 10th of April, 1956 in Faisalabad, Dr. Kisana got his early education from leading schools of the city and earned his graduation degree from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF). Soon after his graduation he was hired as a Scientific Officer in National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC), Islamabad. During the early years of his job, he won a scholarship and therefore earned his Masters degree M.Sc (Hons) in Plant Breeding and Genetics from UAF. Afterwards, during 1983, he completed 9 months practical and academic training in wheat breeding at International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center, (CIMMYT), Mexico.

 

Due to a desire for higher studies and high competency levels, he was awarded with USAID scholarship for Ph.D level studies. During 1987- He travelled to USA to pursue his Doctorate level studies at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA. He earned the degree in flying colors. His research was related to Genetic and cultural effects in haploid induction in wheat. During his stay in USA he was given a chance to travel to various States and neighbor countries to attend different Conferences, Seminars, Congress meetings and Workshops which gave him hands on experience and made him a Professional Scientist and the stage was set for him to return back and serve the country. Soon after his return, he was given the charge to lead the Wheat, Barley and Triticale Program at NARC. He was a unique Scientist with extraordinary leadership qualities. Under his leadership, NARC produced numerous Wheat varieties which were then grown in various agro-ecological zones. During his tenure as National Wheat Coordinator, the country got self sufficient in Wheat and became an Exporter of the crop.   Time and again he appeared on National Television giving thoughtful advises to farmers on topics covering Wheat farming, planting techniques, sowing procedures, proper use of fertilizers and other issues. Soon he became an authority in the field of Wheat research and development.During and after this period he travelled to around 25 different countries to represent the country in various meetings.  He received numerous National and International awards which include an award for excellence from American Association for Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), USA, 1991, PARSA Award, 2001 and Grow More Wheat Award by Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2004-5, truly reflecting his stature as a celebrated Scientist. He was twice nominated for the Civil Award of Pakistan

Dr. Kisana was a very close friend of the Nobel Laureate- Dr. Norman Borlaug and during his visits to Pakistan, Dr. Borlaug was often accompanied and briefed by Dr. Kisana during the field visit and trips to Research Stations.

With such a vast experience of leading the Wheat department and acknowledged success, he was promoted to the level of Senior Director of Crop Sciences at NARC. This way he got responsible for looking after all the major Crops of the region, supervising relevant research activities, and looking after more than 300 scientists, and support staff. During his professional career he published more than 70 research papers, abstracts, proceedings and reports.Dr. Kisana was a real asset for Pakistan Agriculture. He served NARC for almost 35 years. During the course of his Professional life, he developed contacts with leading Agricultural Scientists and Researchers across the globe.

Dr. Nafees Kisana is the elder brother of Ch. Munir Sadiq Kisana (Joint Secretary-Anjuman-e-Gujran). His other Brothers include Tanvir Sadiq Kisana, Nadeem Sadiq Kisana and Commander Azeem Sadiq Kisana, all of them serving at top levels in various organizations.

Dr. Kisana’s wife Mrs. Musarat Nafees gave him a very good company throughout his life and both were great companions all the way. Prayers of his parents were of innumerable value in his success. He has two sons (Aleem Ahmed and Kaleem Ahmed) and one daughter (Aneela Nafees). Both of his sons hold Masters degree in Biochemistry and are working at Islamabad, while his daughter holds a Masters degree in Anthropology from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

After a brief ailment, Dr. Kisana passed away on 15thNovember 2014. He would be long remembered for his kind nature and a thorough professional attitude. We all pray to Almighty to bless Dr. Nafees Kisana in the highest order of Jannah and bestow his special mercy upon him. (Ameen).

Sajjad Haider Karim (Gujjar)………Sitara-i-Qaid-i-Azam

Sajjad Haider Karim is a Member of the European Parliament for North West England. Elected on 4 June 2004, Karim became the first British Muslim in the European Parliament. Sajjad H Karim is one of nine MEPs representing the North West of England.

There are five counties that fall within this area: Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria.

Since his election, Sajjad has been working tirelessly to promote the interests and opinions of his constituents on a European platform; in particular, giving voice to the ethnic minority communities of the region.

Amongst other issues Sajjad has been an outspoken critic of the British government’s anti-terror legislation.

“The current government came to power after promising so much to the British people and secured an almost block vote from the Muslim communities. It is now that very community that is being targeted by the biased and discriminatory legislation that Tony Blair’s’ government has introduced. The Muslims living in Europe are the victims of such institutionalised Islamophobia. They are viewed as traitors to the cause by extremists and their own governments are targeting them all as potential terrorists. This is not healthy for Europe or for the UK and must be addressed immediately.”

“It is high time that those who claim to represent the interests of their constituents from elected Parliamentary positions do actually speak out to defend hard working British Muslims in areas such as Blackburn, Rochdale, Pendle, Oldham, Bolton, Bury and Manchester where Muslims are being unfairly targeted.”

Married to Zahida, a teacher, Sajjad has a son, Bilal, and a daughter, Rabia.

He is one of the faces of modern Britain and was named a High Flyer of British politics by The Times newspaper in its ‘Who’s Who’ 2005.

“It is wonderful to have my achievements recognised in this way and it is also good news for the whole of the North West. The credit goes to Pendle Liberal Democrats where I received my grounding in politics. Such recognition will help immensely in my work, especially for the people of the North West.”

Sajjad serves on the:

Committee on International Trade, MEMBER

Committee on Foreign Affairs, SUBSTITUTE

Committee on Regional Development, SUBSTITUTE

Subcommittee on Human Rights, MEMBER                                                                                     Delegation for relations with the Gulf States, including Yemen, MEMBER

Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia and the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), SUBSTITUTE

Dr. Muhammad Sarwar (Tamgha-i-Imtiaz)

Dr. Muhammad Sarwar is Professor in Institute of Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Based on his brilliant career and marvelous achievements, not only HEC awarded him titles of HEC Distinguished National Professor, Best University Teacher Award but The Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, USA, also awarded him title of OSU Distinguished Alumnus-2014.
Dr. Sarwar did his BSc (Hons) Animal Husbandry in 1980 and MSc (Hons) Animal Nutrition in 1984 from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. He earned his PhD in 1992 from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
He worked as Dean (2011-2014), Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Founder Director (2004-2010), Institute of Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology, Chairman Sports Board (2007-2011), and Project Officer Cattle Feed Project from 2001-2003, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. He worked as SMS and DDO in 10 District-Project (1992-1993) funded by Asian Development Bank and also worked as In-charge Agriculture Sector (1981-82 & 1985-1987) in Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Government of Punjab, Lahore.
Dr. Sarwar’s work received several prestigious national and international awards, such as; OSU Distinguished Alumnus-2014 from The Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio, USA, Excellence Award-2014 from Pakistan Veterinary and Medical Council, Islamabad, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz-2007 from President of Pakistan, Scientist of the Year Award-2006 in Agriculture, Gold Medal-2006, from Pakistan Academy of Sciences, Islamabad, Honorary Scientist-2005 from Rural Development Administration, Government of the Republic of Korea; Best University Teacher Award-2004 from higher education commission, Islamabad, repeat recipient of Research Productivity Award from Pakistan Council for Science and Technology, Islamabad, and several others.
He executed 12 research projects and supervised 14 PhD and 30 MSc (Hons) students as a major supervisor. He has more than 380 publications including 6 books at his credit and is member, Biographic Sketch Committee, Asian Australasian Journal Animal Science (AJAS), South Korea,member Editorial Board, AJAS, South Korea, member, International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, member, Pakistan Veterinary and Medical Council, Islamabad and a reviewer of more than 12 foreign/ national journals.

BOSTAN KHAN KHATTANA (1916-1978) A.I.G (R) KPK Police

BOSTAN KHAN KHATTANA(1916-1978)
A.I.G(R) pOLICE KPK
Bostan khan khattana was born in the historical village of KPK TAKKAR distric Mardan. He was honest ,dutifull,and sincere to his job.He is an example for the police department because of his honesty. He used cycle for his duty he was never involved in any type of corruption.
Queen Elizabeth had given him reward and honor certificatswhen she visited Pakistan during the period of president Ayub khan.
Bostan khan Khattana always focused on education and particularly said to the Gujjars to get education.He was died on 17th January 1978. But he is still alive in the hearts of Gujjars all over the country.
May ALLAH bless him.

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