Oldest Pakistan Army veteran passes away at 103

Lt Col (retd) Sultan Mohammed Khan Mengal was a keen soldier and an adventurist, says DG ISPR Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar


News Desk September 27, 2021
Lt Col (retired) Sultan Mohammed Khan Mengal. PHOTO: ISPR/FILE

Lt Col (retd) Sultan Mohammed Khan Mengal, the oldest Pakistan Army veteran, passed away in Quetta at the age of 103, chief military spokesperson Major General Babar Iftikhar on Sunday.

Expressing sorrow over the demise, Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar in a tweet said: “May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.”

Col Mengal, a keen soldier and an adventurist, climbed, walked, skied, sailed and rowed through all of Pakistan’s natural terrain on many expeditions, he added.

Queen Elizabeth II meeting Lt Col Mengal during her visit to Pakistan. PHOTO: FILE

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