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PM, President expresses Grief over Martyrdom of PAF Pilot in crash

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

11th Mar, 2020. 03:14 pm
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President Dr. Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday expressed their deep grief over the martyrdom of Wing Commander Nauman Akram as a result of PAF fighter jet crash in the federal capital.

Associated Press of Pakistan reported that The President and the Prime Minister in their separate messages prayed for the departed soul and for the fortitude of the deceased family.

PAF  Jet Crash

Earlier Wing Commander Noman Akram  embraces Martyrdom after PAF jet crashed in Islamabad during the rehearsals of 23rd March parade.

According to a PAF spokesman, Wing Commander Noman Akram embraced martyrdom in the incident.

Rescue teams have been dispatched towards the site of the PAF jet crash, he said.

“Pakistan Air Force reports with regret that a PAF F-16 aircraft crashed near Shakarparian, Islamabad during the rehearsals of 23rd March parade,” said the statement.

Moreover A board of inquiry ordered by the Air Headquarters to determine the cause of accident.

Shakarparian is a hill and a local park near the Zero Point Interchange in federal capital, Islamabad.

Islamabad Mayor Sheikh Anser Aziz said officials from the Pakistan Army and PAF have cordoned off the area.

Last month, a trainer aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed near Mardan. A Mirage aircraft had crashed near Shorkot city of Punjab’s Jhang district the week before.

According to a press release, the PAF Jet  crashed on a routine training mission near Takht Bhai. The pilot safely ejected the aircraft before it fell.

The PAF said the aircraft that crashed the week before used for training by the air force and crashed on a routine operational training mission.

The official added that no loss of life reported in the accident.

Moreover, in January, two PAF pilots martyred after a training aircraft crashed near the M M Alam Base in Mianwali.

According to an air force spokesperson, the PAF FT-7 aircraft also “on a routine operational training mission” when it crash-landed near Mianwali.

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