Karnal Sher Khan

Karnal Sher Khan

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Karnal Sher Khan (1970–1999) (Urdu: کرنال شیر خان) was a Pakistani Army officer and one of only 10 recipients of Pakistan's highest gallantry award, the Nishan-e-Haider. He was a Captain in the 12 Northern Light Infantry (NLI) and, previously in 27 Sindh Regiment of the Pakistan.


Captain Sher Khan was born in Nawan Killi, a village in Swabi District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Karnal is localised form of Colonel. Karnel Sher Khan's home village of Nawan Kali (means: New Village) has now been named after him as Karnal Sher Killi (Village of Karnal Sher Khan).

Education and career

Sher Khan got his early education in his native city and joined Pakistan Air Force as Aero Technician. He got training from PTTS (Pre Trade Training School ), a renowned institute which produced two recipients of Highest gallantry award Nishan-e-Haider ( Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed and Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed. When he was serving in PFT Wing PAF Academy, He was selected as Army Officer through ISSB. He rose to the rank of Captain in the 12 Northern Light Infantry (NLI) and, previously in 27 Sindh Regiment of the Pakistan.

Kargil conflict

The government of Pakistan awarded Captain Karnal Sher Khan with Nishan-e-Haider, the country's highest gallantry award.Captain Karnal Sher Khan was posthumously awarded Pakistan's highest gallantry award, the Nishan-e-Haider, for his actions during the Kargil Conflict with India in 1999.

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