APP81-07 KARACHI: December 07 - Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif meeting with the parents of Flying Officer Marrium Mukhtar (Shaheed) during Pakistan Air Force Fire Power Demonstration at PAF Firing Range Sonmiani. APP

KARACHI, Dec 7 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday met parents of the Pakistan Air Force pilot Marium Mukhtiar who embraced martyrdom in an air crash on Novenber 24.
The Prime Minister who was here at the Somiani firing range to witness a fire power demonstration by the Pakistan Air Force, met the parents of the Flying Officer, who were specially invited for the event.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid rich tributes to the Pakistan
Air Force fighter pilot for her courage and bringing pride to the nation.
“Marium is the pride of Pakistan, and a role model for Pakistani women,” he told her mother.
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.