Ex-Naval Chief Passes away

Former naval chief and chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Admiral Fasih Bokhari died in Islamabad on Tuesday.

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He had joined the Navy in 1962 and served as the naval chief from 1997 to 1999.

According to a handout, Naval chief Admiral Mohammad Amjad Khan Niazi expressed heartfelt condolence on the demise of Mr Bokhari.

He appreciated the services rendered by the former chief.

Meanwhile, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa also expressed condolence on the demise of Mr Bokhari.

“General Qamar Javed Bajwa expresses heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of former Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Fasih Bokhari (retired). May Allah bless his soul and give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss,” he was quoted by the ISPR in a tweet.

Born in the Bhurchh Basoha area of Kharian in Gujrat in 1920, Admiral Sharif showed bravery in the World War II as well as Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971. As a result, he was decorated with Hilal-e-Jurat and other awards.