Asghar Khan

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Birthday
17, 1921
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jan 5, 2018 (96)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1921
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jan 5, 2018 (96)

About

Recognized for his distinguished service in the Pakistan Air Force, this military Commander in Chief also served as President of Pakistan International Airlines. A politician as well as a pilot, he founded a party called the Tehrik-e-Istiqlal.

Before Fame

He served in the Indian Army and the British Royal Air Force before becoming the Pakistan Air Force Academy's First Commandant.

Trivia

His activism on behalf of peace and democracy earned him a Jinnah Award and the Human Rights Commission's Gold Medal.

Family Life

His marriage to Amina Shamsie resulted in four children: Ali, Omar, Shereen, and Nasreen.

Associated With

In 2012, he merged the secular political party he had founded with politician Imran Khan 's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.