PAF chief offers Fateha, lays wreath at martyrs’ monument

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Air Chief visits operational base during Exercise High Mark

ISLAMABAD, Sep 7 (APP): Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman Wednesday offered Fateha and laid wreath at the martyrs’ monument here at the Air Headquarters.

He laid the wreath in a ceremony held here in connection with the “Martyrs’ Day” observed by PAF on September 7 at its all bases throughout the country to pay tribute to Shuhada of 1965 and 1971 wars.

Principal Staff Officers and a large number of Airmen attended the ceremony, said a PAF press release.

The day started with special Du’aa and Quran Khawani for the Shuhada of 1965 and 1971 wars and those who laid down their lives in action since creation of Pakistan.

A similar ceremony was held at Karachi, where a PAF contingent led by Air Vice Marshal Salman Ahsan Bukhari, Air Officer Commanding, Southern Air Command offered “Fateha” and laid wreath at the grave of Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed (Nishan-e- Haider) on behalf of Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force.

The wreaths were also laid at the graves of PAF Shuhada throughout the country.