By Hamid Khan Wazir
LAHORE, Pakistan: The Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan has visited the residence of Wing Commander Noman Akram (Shaheed) in Lahore, who embraced martyrdom in a plane crash last week during the rehearsal of Pakistan Day Parade.
Wing Commander Noman Akram embraced martyred when his F-16 fighter jet crashed near Shakarparian Parade Ground in Islamabad on March 11 while it was engaged in the rehearsal for the Pakistan Day Parade to mark ’80th Pakistan Day’.
The Air Chief met the family of martyred Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Officer, offered Fateha and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
Paying tribute to the brave air warrior, he said that the martyred pilot laid down his life for the sacred motherland. He further said that his martyrdom would always be remembered.
Earlier in the day, the Air Chief arrived at the PAF Base Mushaf, where he visited No 9 Multirole Squadron, the Unit of Wing Commander Noman Akram (Shaheed).
The Air Chief also flew an operational training mission in F-16 aircraft alongside the combat crew of the Squadron. He interacted with the combat crew and expressed his satisfaction on the operational preparedness.