Posts Tagged ‘Karachi’

Views You Get On SeaView

August 8th, 2015, posted in ChARACtERs, PAKiSTAN
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Abdul Ghafoor, the owner of a stall on the Seaview beach went and offered a burger to a “Faaqir”. When I remarked to the giver that he was generous, he just smiled and said, “ But that is our duty ”.

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The faaqir enjoying his burger.

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They may not have a million rupees but the smile is priceless

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SeaSide View In Karachi Pakistan

May 18th, 2014, posted in Art, PAKiSTAN
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A Polish who served in PAF Air Commodore Władysław Józef Marian Turowicz

April 23rd, 2014, posted in PAKiSTAN, POEPLes
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Władysław Józef Marian Turowicz

Air Commodore Władysław Józef Marian Turowicz, (April 23, 1908 – November 8, 1980) SP (MI), SK (MI), TP (MI), SQA [MI], SI [MI], usually referred to as Air Cdre. W. J. M. Turowicz, was a prominent and noted Polish-Pakistani military scientist and an aeronautical engineer. He is considered as one of the chief architects of the Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan’s space program. Turowicz, an eminent rocket scientist and an aeronautical engineer, was the leading and central figure in Pakistan’s drive to develop high-tech rocket and missile technology of its own.

As Turowicz was the administrator of Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) from 1967 to 1970, and towards the end of his career, he was appointed to the post of Air Marshal of the Pakistan Air Force. He was one of thirty high ranking Polish pilots who served in Pakistan Air Force during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, and is considered one of the pioneers of Pakistan’s space program, playing a central role in Pakistan’s aviation and aerospace industry.

Turowicz made significant contributions to Pakistan’s missile/rocket program as a chief aeronautical engineer and has recently been referred to as the “Rocket-Missile Man of Pakistan” by some of the prominent defense analysts for his work towards the development of ballistic missile and space rocket technology. In Pakistan, he is highly respected as a scientist and noted aeronautical engineer.

Born April 23, 1908(1908-04-23)
Zubir, Syberia, Russia[1]
Died November 8, 1980(1980-11-08) (aged 72)
Residence Karachi, Pakistan
Citizenship Pakistan
Nationality Poland
Fields Aeronautical Engineering
Institutions Polish Air Force Academy
Royal Air Force College Cranwell
Pakistan Air Force Academy
Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission
Alma mater Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Doctoral advisor Dr. Antoni Kocjan
Notable students Abdul Majid (physicist)
Known for Pakistan’s Space Program
Pakistan Air Force pioneer
Missile and Rocket Technology
Pakistan’s atomic program
Rehbar Rocket Program
Kahuta Project
Influenced Dr. Ryszard Bartel
Notable awards Sitara-e-Pakistan [MI] (1965)
Tamgha-i-Pakistan [MI] (1967)
Sitara-i-Khidmat [MI] (1967)
Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam [MI] (1971)
Sitara-i-Imtiaz (1972) [MI]
Abdus Salam Award in Aeronautical Engineering (1978)
ICTP Award in Space Physics (1979)

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Mohammad Mahmood Alam Passed Away

March 18th, 2014, posted in PAKiSTAN, POEPLes, UNiVERSE
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KARACHI: Air Commodore (retd) Mohammad Mahmood Alam passed away in Karachi 18 -03-2013 after a prolonged illness,.

Alam, 78-years-old at the time of his death, is considered a hero of the 1965 Pakistan-India war.

Alam, popularly known as M.M. Alam, while piloting an F-86 Sabre, shot down five Indian war planes in less than a minute during the war and altogether, downed nine war planes in the aerial fighting. His record remains unbeaten.

Alam was later awarded the Sitara-i-Jurrat. He also became the first and only “Jet Ace” in one mission.

The war hero was born on July 6, 1935, in Calcutta, India and was the eldest of 11 siblings. No one in his family before him had been part of the military, and in fact, he joined the armed forces against his fathers will. He is popularly known as M.M. Alam and was nicknamed “Little Dragon”. He retired in 1982 as an Air Commodore.

In December 2012, the air force legend had been transferred to the Pakistan Naval Station Shifa Hospital in Karachi due to illness.

MM-Alam-Tribute

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Karachi Seaview View

February 26th, 2014, posted in Art, CoLoURs, PAKiSTAN, UNiVERSE
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