Pakistan’s first female fighter pilot, Marium Mukhtiar is being remembered today, on her fourth death anniversary.
Marium, after receiving her initial education from Karachi, graduated as a fighter pilot in the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in 2007.
On May 6, 2011, she joined the Pakistan Air Force in 132 GD Pilot course.
She was on a routine training flight with her instructor when her jet developed a fault and crashed at the Kandian area in Bhakra near Mianwali on this day in 2015. Even though Marium and her co-pilot ejected before the aircraft crashed, she suffered serious injuries which proved fatal.
The government of Pakistan posthumously honored Marium Mukhtiar with Tamgha-e-Basalat (Medal of Good Conduct) on 23rd March 2016.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that patriotism, bravery, and determination of martyred pilot Marium Mukhtiar is an example for the nation.
In his message on the fourth death anniversary of the martyred pilot today, the Chief Minister said brave and talented daughters of the nation like Marium Mukhtiar are an asset and a ray of hope for the nation.