Marium was pride of Pakistan; daughter of nation: PM

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 25 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
Wednesday telephoned Col (Retd) Mukhtiar Ahmed, father of Flying
Officer Marium Mukhtiar, who embraced martyrdom yesterday in an air
crash.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his grief over the loss
and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
He said “Marium was the pride of Pakistan, and a role model
for Pakistani women.”
Sharif told her father “Marium was not only your daughter, but
she was the daughter of the entire nation.”
“She has done the nation proud,” he added.
Marium got fatal injuries as her fighter aircraft FT-7PG
encountered a “serious in-flight emergency” near Kundian,
in Mianwali district around 170 km south of Islamabad.
Marium is the first Pakistani woman fighter pilot to have
attained the honour of martyrdom, while trying to save the civilian
population.
The co-pilot Squadron Leader Saqib Abbasi sustained minor
injuries in the incident.