marium mukhtarPresident Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies, Senator Sehar Kamran (TI) expressed sorrow over the unfortunate crash of the PAF trainer jet that resulted in the martyrdom of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Flying Officer Marium Mukhtiar. She has become the first female pilot to have died on a mission when a technical fault resulted in the crash of her jet near Kundian, Mianwali. Senator Kamran conveyed her condolences to the family of Ms. Mukhtiar and said that her heart goes out to them at this time of mourning and loss.

Senator Kamran also said that the Flying Officer’s career and her martyrdom is a testament to the fact that women in Pakistan today are as much involved in defending the borders as their male counterparts. She said the life of Ms. Marium Mukhtiar is an inspiration for women all around the world, and her name will remembered in the history of Pakistan.

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