Lahore, 12 March 2020 – Staff Reporter:
The funeral prayer of Wing Commander Nauman Akram Shaheed, who embraced martyrdom in the fighter jet crash in Islamabad during rehearsal for Pakistan Day pararde, was offered at Askari-10 mosque here on Thursday.
Renowned religious scholar, Maulana Tariq Jamil led the prayer while a number of civilians and army officers from all three forces attended the funeral.
Chairman of the Joint Committee of Chiefs of Staff, General Nadeem Raza, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Force Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, along with the Chief of the Navy, attended the funeral. On the other hand, according to the Pak Army Public Relations Department (ISPR) the Chief of the Army General Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, paid rich tributes to the Commander of the Shaheed Wing, Noman Akram, and prayed that Allah Almighty grant to Nauman Akram a high status.
Later, the martyred officer was laid to rest in a nearby graveyard.
It is pertinent to mention that funeral prayer of the martyred officer was also offered at Islamabad where senior officers of the forces attended the prayer and then the body was brought to Lahore for burial.
Nauman Akram Shaheed is survived by a widow, a son and a daughter.