People who live for a purpose are called heroes. They sacrifice themselves to serve others and devote their passion and struggle to bring improvements in other’s lives.
Such people are a sign of hope for the people in trouble. Their worth and efforts make them different from the rest and thus recognized as the true heroes of a nation.
Top Most Popular Heroes of Pakistan
Pakistani history is filled with a lot of courageous people who had done something special for the nation in different forms.
The Pakistani nation gives tribute to its true heroes who are remained alive in their hearts from the decades. Let’s have to share some interesting facts about the Real Heroes of Pakistan.
1. Quid -e- Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Quaid-e-Azam means “great leader” and this title was awarded to Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the year 1937 by Mian Feroz ud din due to his countless efforts for the Muslims of the subcontinent. Quid -e- Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is the founder of Pakistan.
It was his vision that enabled Muslims to get freedom and thus they fulfilled their religious obligations in an independent country. That’s why all Pakistani nation recognizes him as their best hero. He is also known as Baba-e-Qaum which means “Father of the Nation”.
2. Allama Muhammad Iqbal
Dr. Allama Mohammad Iqbal was a true revivalist who wanted to revive Islam in its real and truest form by his poetry. That’s why he is called our national poet. His poetry greatly inspired the Muslims. Muslims felt new courage and enthusiasm to play a better role in the Pakistan movement.
Due to having command in Urdu and Persian languages, he received the “Khan Bahadurddin F.S. Jalaluddin” medal in the year 1897 for a superlative result in the Arabic Language. His work in Urdu literature is really appreciatable by the Pakistani Nation.
Allama Iqbal is also known as Mufakkir E Pakistan and Hakeem Ul Ummah. He also got the title of “SIR” in 1922 by King George. During the Iran revolutionary movement, people gathering in parks loved to listen to the blood warming poetry of Iqbal.
3. Liaquat Ali Khan
Liaqat Ali Khan was Pakistan’s first prime minister. He was a True Hero who also served as the first Finance Minister in the interim government of the British Indian Empire.
His landlord father named Nawab Rustam Ali Khan was highly heartiest among the local people and he gave his son the titles of Rukun-al-Daulah, Shamsher Jang, and Nawab Bahadur.
As a prime minister, he faced high-pressure from the US to convince Iran to transfer control of its oil fields to the United States, which Khan refused to do. The US also demanded a military base in Pakistan to keep an eye on the Soviet Union which was also refused by him.
He remained the minister of Commonwealth and Kashmir Affairs from the year 1947(when Pakistan came into being) until his assassination in 1951. The name of his assassin was Said Akbar Khan Babrakzai. It is stated in the official file of Liaquat Ali Khan that Akbar was an “Afghan national and a professional assassin”.
4. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan is our national hero. He is a Metallurgical engineer and has full command on Nuclear Physics.
The haters of Pakistan became afraid and due to Abdul Qadeer Khan Pakistan stand with pride in the international forum to face all critics. His work for the safety of Pakistan is appreciated by all of the nations.
5. Pilot Rashid Minhas
Rashid Minhas proudly raised the head of the Pakistani nation with his unparalleled sacrifice… He touched the height of glory in a very little age by sacrificing himself to save a PAF plane from being hijacked from India.
Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas has been given a posthumous award of Nishan-e- Haider. This award is the recognization of courage and braveness. His martyrdom is the sign of his love and the real spirit of patriotism to defend his Islamic state.
6. Abdus Sattar Edhi
Abdus Sattar Edhi, a man for humanity was a Pakistani philanthropist. He was from one of such great personalities who built the nation and brought unity among the people of every kind. He was the creator and head of the Edhi Foundation.
This foundation is sincerely working for social welfare after being his death. It is a non-profitable organization whose goal is only to provide shelter to homeless people to save humanity.
7. Muhammad Imran Khan Niazi
Imran Khan is Pakistan’s 22 prime minister and the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party. Before entering politics, he was a cricketer and remained the captain of the national cricket team. In 1992, Pakistan won the Cricket World Cup while Imran Khan was leading the team.
He stroke sixes at the last ball against India, thus won the World Cup and spread the uncountless happiness among the Pakistani nation and became their favorite hero.
As a politician, he still rules on the hearts of millions. His vision, while leading the political party is always liked by the youngsters of Pakistan. He is a true patriot and struggling a lot to stand his country on his own feet. He represents Pakistan as a respectable country across the international powers.
8. Junaid Jamsheed
Junaid Jamshed was a religious leader and famous naat khawaan. Allah SWT blessed him with a beautiful voice. He used to sing songs in his youth. His famous song DIL DIL PAKISTAN paved way for unprecedented love in the hearts of his fans. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He earned respect and fame through his singing passion.
However, after the age of 30, he started altogether a new journey to explore his Creator. On this path, he quit singing. Reverting towards religion was a tough task but he was steadfast in his way of religion. He often went to different places for the mission of spreading the message of Allah SWT.
On 7 December 2016, when he was returning from the Chitral, his plane crashed in Havelian, near Islamabad and he was martyred. Such religious heroes who happily sacrifice their worldly fame and status are still alive in the hearts and memories of Pakistani people.
You can hear the life-changing story of Junaid Jamsheed at following the link.