LAHORE: General (retd) Raheel Sharif visited the grave of his brother Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed on Wednesday, as the nation paid tribute to the martyrs of 1965 and 1971 wars on the occasion of Defense Day.

Taimoor Sharif, son of late Shabbir Sharif and other family members were also present at the Miani Sahib cemetery. Apart from the higher civil and military leadership, many other people paid their respects to the martyred soldier.

A guard of honor was also presented at Shabbir Sharif’s grave. Major Shabbir Sharif Shaheed was the elder brother of Raheel Sharif. He was awarded the highest military award – Nishan-e-Haider – after he showed utmost bravery and laid down his life during the 1971 war.