Air chief grieved over demise of Rashid Minhas’ mother

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Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu has expressed heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Begum Rasheeda Minhas, mother of pilot Rashid Minhas (Shaheed).

In his condolence message, the air chief said: “May Allah bless the departed soul; and give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen!”
Minhas, an under-training pilot, sacrificed his life on August 20, 1971, to save his country.

He was taxiing toward the runway on a routine training flight when an instructor pilot Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman forced him to stop and seized the control of the jet.

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