The Last Salute travels to Lahore
Another simple yet elegant introduction of the last Salute was organized at the PAF Mess Lahore. By Sqn. Ldr. Shahid Hamid-course mate of Mr. Hussain. The event was managed beautifully by Mr. Hamid. Mavra Sajid, daughter of Sqn. Ldr. Sajid moderated the ceremony. Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Sajid Habib was the chief guest for the evening. Everyone was delight- ed with surprise appearance of Wing Commander Yalmaz Salim Arshi, an instructor pilot from their cadetship days. Mr. Habib refused to be the chief guest and Sir Arshi chaired the program. AVM Sajid Habib remained the guest of honor to share the head table. The event adhered to the basic PAF traditions of respect for senior officers. It started with recitation of the Holy Quran and introduction of the book by Sqn. Ldr. Nusrat Hussain. He briefly talked about his romance with the PAF and flirting actions with his romance. Group Captain Majeed Shafqat, Naqvi, Minhas, Tariq Sheikh recounted the good old days while speaking on the occasion. Zubair, Tariq Deen and other course mates of Hussain also spoke on the occasion. Ishtiaq Rasool, Umair Gilani, Tariq Khan, Mansoor Khan, and other prominent persons of the PAF attended the ceremony. The ceremony was also attended by the family of Sqn. Ldr. Sajid and Ayesha Gilani. Sir Arshi termed the PAF as his first love. In the end AVM Sajid Habib delivered a philosophical thought about the PAF. The ceremony ended with a brunch of Nihari, Chana, Halwa Puri and Purchase and signing of The last Salute by the author. Hussain offered special thanks to Shahid Hamid, Mavra Sajid, Tariq and Nadeem Rasheed who came from Sialkot. The Last Salute reaches the top man of Pakistan Air Force Sqn.Ldr. Nusrat Hussain (Retd.) author of The Last Salute presented the book to Air Chief Marshal, Sohail Aman at Air House in Islamabad. The meeting was scheduled for 25 minutes, but stretched over time. Mr. Hussain briefed the Chief about his journey of writing the book. Air Chief Marshal also presented Hussain with the PAF Compass, an Air Force Manual authored by him.