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Capt. Rahat Hussain

Capt. Rahat Hussain  (Copyright © Nisar A. Javed)

This photo was taken on May 10, 1963 on the occasion of PIA's inaugural flight to Mangla with Fokker F27 Friendship turboprop aircraft under the command of Capt. Rahat Hussain. Seen in this photo (L to R) Capt. Rahat Hussain, Capt. S.A. Malik, unidentified gentleman was District Manager Lahore, Air Hostess Saeeda Siraj, Capt. S.S. Zaman and Flight Steward Nisar A. Javed. Capt. Rahat Hussain was the first pilot in the world to complete 10,000 hours of flying on Fokker F27 Friendship aircraft and his achievement was officially recognized by the Fokker Company. Many pilots of PIA and Pakistan Air Force learnt finer points of flying from Capt. Rahat. Before joining PIA, Capt. Rahat as Squadron Leader was also Chief Flight Instructor at Pakistan Air Force Chaklala Air Base, Rawalpindi. Capt. S.S. Zaman reached the position of Director Flight Operations before retirement. Flight Steward Nisar A. Javed served PIA for more than four decades and was Manager Flight Services at Islamabad before retirement


PIA Relief Goods for the People of East Pakistan

PIA Relief Goods for the People of East Pakistan  (Copyright © Farouk Salehjee)

Wives of PIA pilots distributing clothes to people of East Pakistan affected by cyclone. Seen in this photo are Mrs. Capt. Salehjee, Mrs. Yazdani and wife of PIA Director Customer Services Hurmet Beg



Capt. Sunshine Khawaja

Capt. Sunshine Khawaja  (Hasnain Rizvi Collection)

Alay Ahmad Rizvi, Capt. Ashfaq Mirza and Capt. Sunshine Khawaja photographed aboard a PIA Boeing 720-040B flight PK-704 on January 2, 1964


Capt. Sunshine Khawaja

Capt. Sunshine Khawaja  (Hasnain Rizvi Collection)

(L to R) Alay Ahmad Rizvi, Capt. Ashfaq Mirza and Capt. Sunshine Khawaja photographed aboard a PIA Boeing 720-040B flight PK-704 on January 2, 1964




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