Thursday, October 6, 2022

Funeral prayers of martyred pilot Noman Akram offered in Askari 10

Funeral prayers of martyred pilot Noman Akram offered in Askari 10
LAHORE (92 News) – Funeral prayers were offered for Wing Commander Noman Akram at Askari 10 in Lahore who was martyred in an F-16 crash during March 23 rehearsal on Wednesday. The funeral prayers of the martyred wing commander were offered in Askari 10. The air force officers, Pak Army officers and civilian attended the funeral ceremony. A day earlier, funeral prayers of Noman Akram offered in Islamabad. The funeral prayers attended by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mahmood and other high-ranking officers. Later, the body was sent to his ancestral town for burial. The martyred Wing Commander Noman Akram is survived by a widow and two children.
COAS pays glowing tribute to martyred Wing Commander
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has paid glowing tribute on the martyrdom of brave Wing Commander Noman Akram in the line of duty. In a tweet on Wednesday, the COAS said: “Laying one’s life is the ultimate sacrifice one can make for defence of the motherland. May his soul rest in peace. My thoughts and sincere prayers are for the bereaved family.”
Earlier, Wing Commander Noman Akram was martyred during the crash of F-16 jet near Shakarparian in Islamabad. According to the PAF spokesperson, the pilot was martyred when jet crashed near the chand-tara jungle in the federal capital. It added that the plane was carrying out routine exercises for the March 23 parade. The PAF spokesperson further said that a board of inquiry has been ordered by Air Headquarters to determine the cause of accident. A member of the National Assembly (NA) offered ‘Fatiha’ for the martyred commander. Apparently, Nauman Akram was among the best pilots of PAF who even flew Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in an F-16, recently. The martyred pilot even had the Sher Afghan Trophy 2019 to his name. Undoubtedly, it is a huge loss for the PAF as well as for the nation but Nauman Akram will definitely live in our hearts forever.