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Asghar Khan, a retired Air Marshal and first native commander-in-chief of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), passed away on Friday morning in Islamabad Pakistan.

Asghar Khan was 96 years old man, who became the youngest head of PAF at the age of 35, passed away after a long illness.

Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, the official spokesperson of the Pakistan Armed Forces also wrote on his Twitter account, “COAS expresses his grief on the 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.”

Asgar Khan, who had become the youngest air marshal in Pakistan’s history at 32, was a resident of Achabal Islamabad area of Jammu and Kashmir. Khan had migrated to Pakistan before 1947.

Meanwhile, Pakistani politician and former Cricketer of Pakistan tweeted “Saddened to learn of Air Chief Marshal Asghar Khan’s death early this morning. He transformed the PAF and was a man of steadfast principles and integrity. My prayers and condolences go to his family.”


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