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Pakistan military claims that during a routine operational training, a Pakistani female fighter pilot lost her life in her trainer jet when it crashed. This accident took place in the central town of Mianwali.

Air force says, "Squadron leader Saqib Abbasi and flying officer Maurim Mukhtiar was on routine operational training where they encountered a serious emergency in flight during the final level of the training mission".

Mukhtiar was the first female fighter pilot from Pakistan squad who lost her life during the duty and loss of this female fighter pilot might affect the count of this female fighter pilot community in Pakistan.