Former Air Chief Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan passes away

Air Marshal (retired) Asghar Khan, Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) first native commander-in-Chief, had passed away in Ralwapindi of cardiac arrest on Thursday morning.

According to Express News, the former air chief of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) had been undergoing treatment for a chest infection at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Rawalpindi.

His funeral will be held at Chaklala Air Base later today and at the Abbottabad Nawa Shahar Ground on Saturday after which he will be laid to rest in his hometown Nawa Shahar.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of Air Marshal (R) Asghar Khan.

Paying tribute to his services for the country, PM Abbasi prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and grant of courage to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with fortitude.

Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman also expressed sorrow and condolences on Khan’s demise. Aman said that with courage and bravery, Khan headed the disciplined air force of the country. Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa also expressed grief on the sad demise of former Air Chief Asghar Khan.

COAS expresses his grief on sad demise of ex Air Chief, Air Marshal Asghar Khan, Retired. An iconic soldier who will be remembered for his historic contributions for laying foundations of a strong Pakistan Air Force. May Allah bless his soul-Amen.

— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) January 5, 2018

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