Pakistan Air Force (PAF) observed September 07 as Martyrs’ Day at all PAF bases throughout the country.
A ceremony was held at Air Headquarters Islamabad, in which, Pakistan Air Force Acting Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Rashid Kamal, laid floral wreath and offered “Fateha” at the Martyrs’ Monument.
Principal staff officers and a large number of airmen attended the ceremony. The day started with special Du’aa and Quran Khawani for the Shuhada of 1965 and 1971 wars and those who laid down their lives in action since the creation of Pakistan.
According to a PAF press release, a similar ceremony was held at Karachi, where a PAF contingent led by Air Officer Commanding Southern Air Command Air Vice Marshal Salman Ahsan Bukhari offered “Fateha” and laid floral wreath at the grave of Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider) on behalf of Pakistan Air Force chief of the air staff. Floral wreaths were also laid on the graves of PAF Shuhada throughout the country.