Kashmir-born former Pakistan air marshal Asghar Khan dies in Islamabad

Kashmir born Pakistan’s former Air Marshal retired Asghar Khan, the first native commander-in-chief of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), passed away at the age of 96 on Friday morning in country’s capital city Islamabad, Media reports said.

Dawn.Com reported that Khan, who became the youngest head of PAF at the age of 35, passed away after a long illness.

“His funeral prayers will be offered on Saturday in Abbottabad,” the report said. 

Khan, a former politician and a World War II veteran fighter pilot, was born in Jammu and Kashmir in 1921, reports said.

He originally served as an officer in the British Indian Army, it added. 

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