ISLAMABAD: Former Air Chief Air Marshal Asghar Khan has passed away at CMH in Rawalpindi on Friday morning after protracted illness. He was ninety-six.
According to his family , Namaz-e-Janaza would be offered at Nawan Shehr in Abbottabad on Saturday.
Retired Air Marshal Asghar Khan was a veteran politician, aviation historian and first native commander in chief of Pakistan Air Force.
Meanwhile, President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of Air Marshal retired Asghar Khan.
Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa expresses his grief on sad demise of ex Air Chief, Air Marshal Asghar Khan, Retired. An iconic soldier who will be remembered for his historic contributions for laying foundations of a strong Pakistan Air Force. May Allah bless his soul-Amen.
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman also paid tribute to Asghar Khan and said that he played a key role in making PAF a modern Air Force.