*ISLAMABAD: Wing Commander (retd.) Tariq Habib Khan, Pak Airforce’s war hero who showed extraordinary gallantry in the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971, passed away in Islamabad after a prolonged illness on Wednesday.*
The celebrated war hero was also a decorated airman. The government of Pakistan had conferred upon him the Sitara-e-Jurat (Star of Courage), which is the third highest military award of Pakistan.
His funeral prayers were offered at Pakistan Airforce’s Nur Khan Airbase in Chaklala. A huge number of war heroes, civil and military personalities and people belonging to different walks of life attended the funeral rites.
[image: Tariq Habib Khan, Wing Commander, Pakistan Airforce,]
[image: Wing Commander, Tariq Habib Khan, Pakistan Airforce,]
He was laid to rest in PAF cemetery at Chaklala with full military honours.
Later, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan expressed his condolences on the sad demise of the nation’s hero.
The air force chief said that Khan was an extraordinary fighter and a patriot, whose services for the country would never be forgotten.