• Tuesday, November 20, 2018

1st X Corps Commander

Discussion in 'Pakistan Army' started by Sonaris, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Sonaris

    Sonaris FULL MEMBER

    New Recruit

    Messages:
    25
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Ratings:
    +0 / 12 / -0
    Sirs,
    I thought this of historic significance to bring to your attention that the first X Corps Commander Lt. General Aftab Ahmad Khan P.A. 656 (1/1 Punjab) died of a sudden heart attack in Lahore on July 12, 2011. He was 88.

    For historic interest, it may be pertinent to mention that the X Corps insignia (A rising sun or Aftab with ten rays extruding from it) was designed in honor of him as he raised the Corps in 1974.

    He was laid to rest in S Block Defense Lahore Graveyard with military honors accorded to retired General Officers.

    The pall bearers taking him to his final resting place were from 162 Field.
     
  2. fatman17

    fatman17 PDF THINK TANK: CONSULTANT

    Messages:
    25,999
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Ratings:
    +50 / 27,828 / -0
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    very sad news - he belonged to my fathers unit (1/1 Punjabis). May Allah Grant him Peace in the heavenly abode!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Xestan

    Xestan SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,319
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Ratings:
    +3 / 1,980 / -0
    May ALLAH have mercy on his soul! My Salute to him, for his services to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan :-)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  4. somebozo

    somebozo ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    18,802
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2010
    Ratings:
    +9 / 18,563 / -13
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Saudi Arabia
    May God bless him!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. Areesh

    Areesh ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    29,718
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Ratings:
    +22 / 47,285 / -30
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    RIP. May God bless his soul.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. Sonaris

    Sonaris FULL MEMBER

    New Recruit

    Messages:
    25
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
    Ratings:
    +0 / 12 / -0
    Thought you might like to have his portrait for the record as displayed in the X Corps Mess.
    [​IMG]
    Lt. Gen. Aftab Ahmad Khan
    (1923 -2011)
    Commander X Corps 1974-1976​
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  7. Devil Soul

    Devil Soul ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    22,081
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Ratings:
    +46 / 27,126 / -1
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un (إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ) May his soul rest in peace in JANNAH.. Ameen
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. LEGENDARY WARRIOR

    LEGENDARY WARRIOR FULL MEMBER

    Messages:
    1,514
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2010
    Ratings:
    +0 / 886 / -0
    May his soul rest in peace!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1