Lahore, May 17, 2012 (PPI-OT): Air Commodore Akmal Abbas Khan, Base Commander PAF Base Faisal, died after short illness at Karachi on 16 May, 2012. Air Chief Marshal, Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force has expressed his extreme grief on his demise.
The CAS has extended deepest sympathies and profound condolences to his family over the sad demise of the great pilot and a true patriot. Air Commodore Akmal Abbas Khan was born on 22 December 1962 in Lahore.
He joined the Pakistan Air Force on 25 October, 1980 and got commissioned in the GD (P) branch on 01 November, 1985. During his career, he commanded Transport Conversion School, three Squadrons, a Flying Wing, PAF Base Faisal and a Training Wing PAF Base Korangi Creek. He was a graduate of National Defence University, Islamabad.
Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force along with other senior civil and military officials attended the funeral prayers. Air Commodore Akmal Abbas Khan was laid to rest at his family Graveyard at Lahore with full military honour.
A smartly turned out contingent of PAF presented the general salute. After the burial, the wreaths were laid at the grave of the deceased on behalf of Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, Chief of the Naval Staff, Pakistan Navy, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations), Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Administration), Air Officer Commanding Southern Air Command, Air Officer Commanding Central Air Command, Station Commander PNS Mehran, Pak Navy and Base Commander PAF Base, Lahore.
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Air Commodore Tariq Qamar Yazdanie TI (M)
Director Media Affairs
Pakistan Air Force
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