Major Tariq Mehmood

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Personal Life[edit]

Major Tariq Mehmood Akhter [1] [2] (also طارق محمود اختر) born on January 27,1963 is an ex staff officer of Pakistan Army. He was born at village Awan sharif [3] to a Muslim Jat family during India-Pakistan war days. In a nut shell his family decided to migrate from village which was about to be bombed by Indians[4], this all urged him to join Pakistan Army and serve his nation however he was commissioned in late 1980s. As a young potential officer he put his life many times in risk in order to serve motherland which makes him a very prominent figure around. He also fought Kargil War[5] in 1999. However serving more than 23 years he retired at a rank of major from Artillery Center Attock[6] on october 31,2009 and decided to settle near his hometown so that he could still serve more people of attacked area.



References[edit]

  1. ^ ISPR Hilal Magazine
  2. ^ http://fp.brecorder.com/2004/10/2004102351597/
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Awan_Sharif
  4. ^ https://www.islamimehfil.com/topic/2349-pak-indo-war-1965-2nd-kashmir-war/
  5. ^ http://pakdef.org/operational-military-awards-for-kargil-war-heros/
  6. ^ http://paksoldiers.com/2011/09/21/general-kayani-visits-artillery-centre-attock/