Maryam Mukhtiar, Five years have passed since the martyrdom, the first female fighter pilot of Pakistan Army
Web Desk November 24, 2020
KARACHI: Five years have passed since the martyrdom of Maryam Mukhtiar, the first female fighter pilot of the Pakistan Army.
According to details, the fifth anniversary of Maryam Mukhtiar, the first female fighter pilot of Pakistan Air Force, is being celebrated today. Maryam Mukhtiar was born in Karachi on May 18, 1992, received her primary education in Karachi and obtained a degree in Civil Engineering.
Belonging to a military family, Maryam Mukhtiar had a passion for doing something for the country and the nation since her childhood. Her father, Col (retd) Mukhtiar Ahmed Sheikh, was a member of the Pakistan Army.
The first female fighter pilot joined the Pakistan Air Force on May 6, 2011 and graduated from the Air Force on September 24, 2014. She participated in the 132nd GD Pilot Course. She became a fighter jet pilot at PAF Academy Risalpur. Trained
Maryam was very impressed with the discipline of the Pakistan Army, she used to say, ‘I was very impressed with the army uniform, so I decided to join the Pakistan Air Force, I wanted to do something that is normal. Be a little different from the work.
Flying Officer Maryam Mukhtiar was on a routine training flight with her instructor Saqib Abbasi on November 24, 2015 when her plane crashed due to a technical glitch near Mianwali and Maryam Mukhtiar succumbed to her injuries in the crash. She was coached by Fani, for which she was honored as Pakistan’s first female martyr pilot.
Fighter pilot Maryam Mukhtar was one of the five female pilots of the fighter jet who were allowed to go to the battlefield, while Maryam also became the first fighter pilot of the Pakistan Air Force to be martyred while on duty, the government said. He was also awarded the Basalt Medal in recognition of his services.