Nur Khan
Pakistani military official
Nur Khan
Air Marshal Nur Khan (Urdu: نور خان, born Malik Nur Khan HS, HQA, SPk HJ, was a high-profile military official who represented the Pakistan Air Force as its Air Commander-in-Chief in the ruling military governments of Field Marshal Ayub Khan and General Yahya Khan from 1965 till 1971.
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Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, US Seek Roadmap to Peace - ABC News
Google News - about 1 year
ABC News Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, US Seek Roadmap to Peace ABC News FILE - In this April 20, 2015, file photo provided by Pakistan's Press Information Department, Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Pakistan's army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif, at Nur Khan airbase in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan ... Effort to revive Afghanistan peace talks begins in PakistanReuters Talks on Afghan Peace Process Open in PakistanVoice of America Sartaj puts forward four guiding points for Afghan peaceThe Nation all 760 news articles »
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Appreciating Zamarrud Khan
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 3 years
LAHORE: Back in the 1940s, when Pakistan was yet to be established, in Bombay (now Mumbai), a person belonging to the Khaksar Movement attacked the Quaid-e-Azam with a knife in a public place. The Quaid, despite his advancing age and weak physique, held the attacker’s arm with great determination and courage. The man was later handed over to the police. Did the Quaid, in order to save himself from this attack, act in an unwise manner? In 1971, a Bengali officer of the Pakistan Air Force tried to hijack an air force plane but the co-pilot, Rashid Minhas, knowing that he could get killed, tried to stop him and died in the ensuing crash. Did he act in an unwise manner? In 1978, a PIA plane was hijacked at gunpoint. The late Air Marshal Nur Khan, who was heading the national carrier at the time, went to negotiate with the hijacker. During his talks with the hijacker, he pounced on him and grabbed him. In the scuffle that followed, the air marshal was ...
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Kristen Bell Rubs Baby Bump at Sundance Film Festival: "I'm Feeling Great!"
US Magazine - about 4 years
Kristen Bell is a busy mama-to-be! The actress premiered her new movie, The Lifeguard, during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Jan. 19. "I'm feeling great," the 32-year-old told Us Weekly while rubbing her baby bump at the official afterparty at Nur Khan Presents on Main Street. Wearing a purple tunic and a black leather jacket, the pregnant star chatted up costars Mamie Gummer, David Lambert, Alex Shaffer, Martin Starr, Paulie Litt and Joshua Hart during the fete. Bell told Us her fiance, Dax Shepard, had stayed behind at their home in L.A. PHOTOS: A timeline of Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's romance While many were opting cocktails during the celebrations this week, Kristen was seen opting for healthy water like Activate which was available nearby. Before Bell flew to Utah, the actress chatted with Entertainment Weekly about her new movie and her bun in the oven. "I'm due end of spring. I'm not not pregnant. When you see me [at Sundance], it will be obvious, ...
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Phantom soldiers
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
KARACHI: This is with reference to the cover story by Javed Hussain titled “Phantom soldiers” published in The Express Tribune Magazine on November 11. The report was good but I would like to discuss certain aspects of it. It was not Air Marshal Nur Khan who had raised units of Ground Combateers (GCs) in the PAF after the 1965 war as mentioned by the writer. Rather, it was the initiative of Air Vice-Marshal Sir Richard Atcherley, the second British Commander-in-Chief of the then Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF), who was in charge from 1949-1951. He actually raised the RPAF Regiment for ground defence of air bases and installations on the lines of the Royal Air Force (RAF) Regiment. This comprised ground combateers (GCs) and their training commenced in Quetta in 1952 under the command of Squadron Leader Luster of the RAF. Incidentally, I myself was in the first batch of GC training. Moreover, I am also a trained commando and had volunteered for the ...
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The phantom soldiers
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
On a sultry night in September 1965, a convoy of heavy trailers transporting Indian tanks was moving on a road in Indian Kashmir when it suddenly came under rocket and machine gun fire. A dozen tanks exploded and burst into flames. In early December 1971, shortly after midnight, a column of Indian infantry was moving towards the front to reinforce a position that was under attack. Suddenly, the silence of the night was broken as sweeping machine gun fire came in from the flanks. Within minutes of the attack, the entire column had perished. In all three cases the phantom soldiers who conducted these attacks were the chosen ones of the Pakistan Army — commandos of the Special Services Group (SSG). They struck as if out of nowhere and then disappeared into the darkness like ghosts. Raised in 1956 by Major General Aboobaker Osman Mitha with the mandate of specialising in asymmetrical warfare, the SSG has since gone from brigade to division strengt ...
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Do You Want to Be on The Courtney Love Diet?
Beleb Dirty Laundry - almost 5 years
I know so many of you have looked at Courtney Love and thought “man, that’s an enviable woman!” And this morning, I’m here to tell you that it’s entirely possible, that you, too, can have all the majesty of Courtney Love. Just start by following the Courtney Love Diet, which she described, in exquisite detail, to Grub Street. It involves lots of chicken potpie, potato salad, unspecified forms of sugar for an hour every single morning, and heaping amounts of delusion. Here’s Courtney describing a typical week of eating: Friday, April 27 This is all you need to know about me and food … Every day I have my house manager, Hershey — who I stole from the Mercer Hotel with André Balazs’s blessing — wake me up with a hot washcloth for my face, a leg rub, and a plate of toast soldiers. Then someone always gets chicken potpie and potato salad from D.D., you know, Dean & Deluca. If I can’t afford D.D., I just don’t eat. One thing from living next to Paris Hilton in L.A. … she ...
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Rashida Jones & Jaime King: Harry Josh's Hairball Party! (Exclusive)
Just Jared - almost 5 years
Rashida Jones is cool blue at super hairstylist Harry Josh‘s first annual Hairball Party held at the top of the Standard Hotel on Saturday night (May 5) in New York City. exclusively covered the party and spotted the 36-year-old Parks and Recreation actress hanging with former Saturday Night Live star Rachel Dratch while Marisa Tomei mingled and took pictures with photographer Terry Richardson. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Rashida Jones Rachel Zoe chatted up designer Jason Wu while Jaime King (with husband Kyle Newman) met designer Prabal Gurung for the first time and exchanged numbers. Emma Roberts arrived with Nicky Hilton after celebrating Cinco de Mayo with La Esquina. Also spotted at the party: Michelle Trachtenberg, Helena Christensen, Noah Mills, nightlife impresario Nur Khan, Elle‘s Joe Zee, designer Charlotte Ronson, actress Sanaa Latham, and PR gurus Leslie Sloane Zelnick and Carrie Byalick. Follow Harry on Twitter @HarryJoshHair and Fa ...
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Coachella 2012: Saturday's party mix of mags, rags and swag
LATimes - almost 5 years
If the high heat and been-there, done-that factor diminished the energy on the polo field during the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, it didn’t slow down the party scene. Weekend 2 brought a brand new assortment of branded bashes to the desert, some from music and pop culture publications such as Rolling Stone, Spin and Vice magazines. But does a music magazine automatically throw a better party than, say, a clothing company or automotive corporation? Not necessarily. Truth is, party-hopping during Coachella weekend can be extremely unpredictable, and when having to choose between two events at the same time, the only way to know for sure is to text a friend there and find out. COACHELLA 2012 | Full coverage Touted as an eclectic, somewhat artsy happening, Rolling Stone’s shindig was curated by creative collective FAM NYC but was rather staid and casual, at least during the day, with DJ sets and live music from up-and-comers. (We texted our pals on ...
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Air Marshal Nur Khan (1923-2011)
The Express Tribune Blogs - about 5 years
Air Marshal <a class="fplink fp-626594" href="/nur+khan">Nur Khan</a>, who passed away on December 15, at the age of 88, was a man born to lead and a name associated with heroic tales. Many people rise to the top in their chosen field after decades of hard work; <a class="fplink fp-626594" href="/nur+khan">Nur Khan</a> succeeded no matter how foreign the field. An air force man, he rose to become commander-in-chief, a position he held for four years from 1965-1969. But that was hardly the start of his myriad accomplishments. In fact, even before he was commander-in-chief of the air force, <a class="fplink fp-626594" href="/nur+khan">Nur Khan</a> served as managing director of PIA. The position is now associated with nepotism, corruption and inefficiency, all in the service of one the largest-loss making state corporations. It can be hard, then, to remember that back in the 1960s, thanks to the efforts of <a class="fplink fp-626594" href="/nur+khan">Nur Khan</a> and oth ...
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Dream Teams -
Google News - over 5 years
Later, Owen Wilson, Bradley Cooper, Rachel Zoe, and Nacho Figueras joined the L&#39;Wren clan at Nur Khan&#39;s Electric Room for a stealth after-after-party. All eyes were on Mick as he lounged on the Union Jack couch and chatted with Courtney Love
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Bryce Dallas Howard: 'Restless' Screening With Gus Van Sant! - Just Jared
Google News - over 5 years
At the after-party, which was held at Nur Khan&#39;s Electric Room at Dream Downtown Hotel, Bryce caught up with “The first few months this pregnancy was harder than the first,” she told us. “Sick all day and night!
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Jen Gatien's 'Limelight' Documentary Premieres Next Week - BlackBook Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
Tonight I will follow one of my not-too-lost leaders Nur Khan to Hiro for Crystal Castles. He says there might be &quot;more after&quot; and I believe him, as he&#39;s a truthful human being and delivering a good time is his mission. I saw Crystal Castles at Don
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Love gets more physical - New York Post
Google News - over 5 years
At the after-party at the Electric Room at the Dream Downtown hosted by Nur Khan and DeLeon Tequila, Love told us she met Robbins in the mid-&#39;90s at a meditation session at Brett Ratner&#39;s house. Love was a last-minute replacement for Motley Crue
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Oh, to Be Fashion Week's 'In' Spot - New York Times
Google News - over 5 years
It&#39;s the latest from Nur Khan, the night-life kingpin behind Kenmare, Don Hill&#39;s (before it closed) and other hot spots. “When I launch these things, it&#39;s almost a six-month germination process,” said Mr. Khan, who opened his first New York bar, Wax,
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  • 2011
    Age 88
    Died on December 15, 2011.
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  • 1988
    Age 65
    After defeat in the 1988 elections he decided to retire from politics and his cousins Malik Mumtaz Khan Tamman and Malik Allah Dad Awan began contesting from same constituency.
    More Details Hide Details Nur Khan was the Pakistan Air Force Commander-in-Chief from 23 July 1965 to 31 July 1969. Nur Khan was appointed Governor of West Pakistan in August 1969. In commemoration, PAF Base Chaklala was renamed as PAF Base Nur Khan in 2012.
    He also contested in the 1988 elections on a PP ticket from NA 44 Chakwal II but was not successful.
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  • 1987
    Age 64
    Always a sports enthusiast as well as an able sports administrator, he was the founder of the annual Champions Trophy in field hockey and helped organise the 1987 Cricket World Cup in India & Pakistan as PCB head.
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  • 1985
    Age 62
    Nur Khan was also a member of the National Assembly from 1985 till 1988.
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  • 1976
    Age 53
    In 1976, he joined hands with then-Prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto who appointed him as President of Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF); and in 1980, he became Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after General Zia-ul-Haq requested him to take control of the country's cricket administator.
    More Details Hide Details He presided over both the Hockey Federation and Cricket Board until 1984, leading the Pakistani hockey team to a gold medal in the Los Angeles Olympics. In 1985, Nur Khan participated in 1985 parliamentary elections for a technocratic seat and also contested on Pakistan Peoples Party's platform on 1988 parliamentary elections but conceded his defeat that eventually led to end his short political-technocratic career once and for all.
  • 1973
    Age 50
    In 1973, Nur Khan was specially requested by the government of Pakistan to resume control of PIA.
    More Details Hide Details During his second term as airline's head, PIA became operator of wide-body DC-10s and Boeing 747s. Popular Green & Gold aircraft livery was introduced, plus many more achievements were made by the airline under Nur Khan's leadership. He kept PIA out of Pakistan's turbulent political arena and returned it to a sound commercial basis. Nur Khan was a dynamic leader and believed in innovation and new ideas
  • 1969
    Age 46
    Following his retirement from the PAF, Nur Khan was appointed by the military government as the Governor of West Pakistan in 1969 but soon resigned after mounting serious disagreements with the military government in 1970, and was finally forced out of the military government by President General Yahya Khan in 1971.
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  • 1959
    Age 36
    Nur Khan was PIA's Managing Director from 1959 to 1965.
    More Details Hide Details His success in establishing PIA on a firm and profitable financial basis in six years is now a fact of airline history. Under his charismatic and inspirational leadership, PIA became one of the leading and respected airlines of the world. During his tenure, PIA became the first Asian airline to operate jet aircraft. The airline inducted modern Boeing 720 B jet in its fleet. PIA started flying to China and flights to Europe via Moscow were also launched during this period.
    In 1959, following a series of mishaps in the country’s airlines, Air Marshal Nur Khan was deputed to head the amalgamated Pakistan Airlines Corporation where he remained till taking over from Air Marshal Asghar Khan in July 65.
    More Details Hide Details During that period, he made a name for his airline as a safe and reliable organization, and for himself as a forward-thinking dynamic go-getter. It was not surprising therefore that he was named as Air Marshal Asghar Khan’s successor; he was then 42 years old. Nur Khan was also part of the Pakistani contingent that clashed with the Israeli Air Force during the Six Day War. In fact, the President of Israel, Ezer Weizman, who was also the Commander of the Israeli Air Force and the Minister of Defense of Israel, wrote in his autobiography that: "He was a formidable fellow and I was glad that he was Pakistani and not Egyptian". Nur Khan was an Air Marshal of Pakistan Air Force, Governor of West Pakistan and the Chairman of Pakistan International Airlines. In 1960, PIA's very first jetliner (a Boeing 707-321 leased from Pan Am) takes a gentle turn under the command of Malik Nur Khan.
  • 1950
    Age 27
    Between 1950-62, Nur Khan commanded the newly formed Pakistan Air Force Academy and then held various key appointments including command of Chaklala, Peshawar and Mauripur stations and, as an air commodore, of No. 1 Group at Peshawar.
    More Details Hide Details He also did a stint at the Air Headquarters as the Assistant Chief of Staff Air (in charge of all air operations).
  • 1947
    Age 24
    In 1947, after the establishment of Pakistan, Nur Khan opted for Pakistan's citizenship and was transferred to the newly formed Pakistan Air Force.
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  • 1946
    Age 23
    In 1946, Nur Khan was elevated to a role as the Flight Commander of No. 4 Squadron of the RIAF which he commanded until 1947.
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  • 1941
    Age 18
    On January 6 of 1941, Nur Khan was commissioned into the Royal Indian Air Force in No. 1 Squadron where he was sent to participate in the Burma Campaign 1942 where he flew bombing and combat air missions.
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  • 1923
    Age 0
    Khan was born on February 22, 1923, in a small village (called "Dandi") in the Tamman range of Talagang District of Punjab British state, British Indian Empire.
    More Details Hide Details Nur Khan belonged to an Awan family and completed his early education from Lahore where he graduated from the renowned private high school, Aitchison High School. After graduating from high-school, Nur Khan was sent to attend Aitchison College and graduated with a science diploma. Soon after, he applied for the Royal Indian Military and attended the Rashtriya Indian Military College at Dehra Dun where he gained a B.A. in Military administration.
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