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Nation remembers Marium Mukhtiar on 5th death anniversary

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

24th Nov, 2020. 11:36 am
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Marium Mukhtiar

Today marks the 5the death anniversary of Pakistan’s first female martyred Air Force pilot Marium Mukhtiar.

Marium became the first Pakistani female Air Force pilot to embraced martyrdom. Pakistani Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar was flying a training mission on a FT 7PG aircraft with Squadron Leader Saqib Abbasi when encountered a serious in-flight emergency on November 24, 2015.

As a result, an ill-fated accident took place in Kundian, Mianwali district about 175 kilometers (109 miles) southwest of Islamabad.

Who Was Marium Mukhtiar?

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 the 132 GD Pilot course.

Marium Mukhtiar graduated as a fighter pilot in the Pakistan Air Force in 2014, along with six other women in the 132 GD(P) course.

Before joining PAF, she was enrolled in Electrical Engineering at NED University.

Early Life Of Marium Mukhtiar:

Marium Mukhtiar Shaikh was the daughter of Col. R. Mukhtiar Ahmed Shaikh, and her ancestors hailed from Sindh.

She spent her early life in Karachi and chose to join the armed forces, the profession of her father, despite having previously pursued civil engineering and despite the fact that her pursuit was unprecedented.

Awards For Marium Mukhtiar:

The Pakistan Senate Standing Committee on Defence (SSCD) recommended Marium Mukhtiar for a state award.

She was awarded the military award Tamgha-e-Basalat by the Government of Pakistan.

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