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Brig. Hashim Khan – Once A Young Captain Who Saved A Belgian Mountaineer’s Life & Became A Hero!

A member of Belgian Mountaineering Team approached the local Army Aviation Base and requested that one of their team members need help. The team was climbing the Rakaposhi Mountain when he slipped from the gradient and wounded badly, making him unable to move. The team brought him down to Camp 5 which was located on the altitude of 5500 meters in the upstream of Jaglot Gah.

The Captain of Alouette III helicopter and his Co-Pilot Major Azam were assigned the task to bring down the Mountaineer. When the pilots reached the Base they were informed that Camp 5 is located on the height of 6000 meters. Calculations told that to carry the load from such a height, it was necessary to off load the excessive weight. So, the Co Pilot and some safety measures such as back door, seats and skis from the helicopter were removed. Moreover, some of the fuel was also drained.
When the Captain took off for the rescue, he was alone for the mission. Soon he reached adjacent to Camp 5. Altimeter was showing the reading of 6500 meters which was 200 meters more than the possible altitude taken by an Alouette III helicopter. There was no place for the chopper to land and the skis were also removed, therefore it was a very difficult task to keep the chopper stable. Showing a high level of excellence and professionalism, the pilot managed to load the wounded mountaineer in the chopper. In the meantime, the red light of fuel tank started blinking, showing that the chopper is running out of fuel. They flew back to the base making a flight of 14 minutes, while the fuel warning kept on blinking. When the chopper landed safely, there was fuel of only 1 minute remaining in the tank.
This was not just a rescue mission but it was also a world record of the highest flight taken by an Aloette III helicopter. The first record was to fly on an altitude of 19500 feet on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, but it was broken by an altitude of 22000 feet done by the Captain.

Belgian King announced "Order of Leopold" (The Highest Award given to a foreigner by Beligain King) where as the "Aero Spatial" also announced the award for the Captain.
Today the world knows this Hero as Captain Hashim Khan ( Later Brigadier Hashim Khan).

Mr. Hashim Khan also appeared in the Pakistani Dramas "Sunehray Din" and "Alpha Bravo Charlie". This is his last Photograph in Uniform.

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A Family of Legends

Top left: Asif Khan (Shaheed), Farooq Rahmatullah Khan, Khalid Khan (Shaheed), Afzal Khan, Tariq Khan

Sitting left to right:
Asghar Khan, Nasrullah Khan, Brig Rehmatullah Khan (father), Aslam Khan, Anwar Khan

Air Marshall Asghar Khan with his brothers and his father Brigadier Rahmatullah Khan. Two of his brothers Asif Khan and Khalid Khan of the PAF attained Shahadat. His elder brother, Brig. Aslam Khan, was an one-star rank army general in the Pakistan Army who earned his reputation as the "Legend of Baltistan" after his participation in first war with India in 1947.


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A Family of Legends

Top left: Asif Khan (Shaheed), Farooq Rahmatullah Khan, Khalid Khan (Shaheed), Afzal Khan, Tariq Khan

Sitting left to right:
Asghar Khan, Nasrullah Khan, Brig Rehmatullah Khan (father), Aslam Khan, Anwar Khan

Air Marshall Asghar Khan with his brothers and his father Brigadier Rahmatullah Khan. Two of his brothers Asif Khan and Khalid Khan of the PAF attained Shahadat. His elder brother, Brig. Aslam Khan, was an one-star rank army general in the Pakistan Army who earned his reputation as the "Legend of Baltistan" after his participation in first war with India in 1947.


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we owe so much to this single family..
 

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A fragment of the "Berlin Wall" was presented to Lt Gen Hameed Gul, former DG ISI, by the Head of West German Intelligence Agency, BND (Bundes Naerishien Dienst).


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