PAF: (PAF war veteran Air Marshal Inam-ul-Haque, passes away)

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Rawalpindi: Pakistan Air Force announces with great sorrow that Air Marshal Inam-Ul-Haque Khan, HJ, a veteran of 1965 and 1971 wars, breathed his last here at Rawalpindi on Thursday, after prolonged illness. He was 90 years of age.

Air Chief Marshal, Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force has expressed heartfelt grief on the sad demise of Air Marshal Inam and said that the veteran rendered valuable services to Pakistan Air Force in both peace and war, says a PAF spokesman statement.

The Air Chief acknowledged his various contributions in transforming the Pakistan Air Force into a modern organization and said that his services would be remembered for the times to come.

Air Marshal Inam-Ul-Haque was born in Patiala (India) in May, 1927. After migrating to Pakistan in 1947, he joined Royal Pakistan Air Force in 5th GD (P) Course the next year. He graduated as a fighter pilot in December, 1949, securing all the trophies to his credit.

In recognition of his valuable services during 1971 war he was awarded the gallantry award of Hilal-e-Jurat. During his illustrious career, he also served as ACAS (Operations), Air Officer Commanding, Air Defence Command and Director General Joint Staff at JS HQs. Air Marshal Inam-Ul-Haque Khan was also decorated with Sitara-i-Imtiaz (M), Hilal-i-Imtiaz (M).

His funeral would be offered at PAF Base, Nur Khan with full military honours followed by burial at PAF graveyard tomorrow (Friday).

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