Air Cdre.(R) Rehmatullah Khan, 490/Jinnah

Air Cdre.(R) Rehmatullah Khan

By Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, 671/Latif

Rehmatullah Khan, kit no. 490/Jinnah House joined Cadet College Petaro in 1963 in 9th Class and left the college in 1967 after completing his Intermediate.

He was born on 16 May 1949 and got married to Mrs. Shehla on 12 March 1976. They have 4 children - Faiza, Najeeb, Saadullah and Shafat.

He expired on 2 December 2011.

He was son of lawyer Khan Kifayatullah Khan who was from Lucknow. Rehmatullah Khan was known at home as Gohar. His family was very close to the family of Prof. Ch. Saeed Ahmed.

After passing out from Petaro, Rehmatullah Khan joined the Pakistan Air Force in 1969 and was commissioned in 1971 as Pilot Officer in the GD(P) Branch.

He served in different fighter squadrons as fighter pilot after completing training. He was also an instructor at FLS Iraq and commanded one of the fighter squadrons. He qualified from the Army Staff College in 1989.

Amongst his appointments, he was the Director of Flight Safety at AHQ, Air Attaché at the Pakistan Embassy in China, DD (Air) at Joint Services HQ, and Commander of PAF Base at Lower Topa.

He retired from the Air Force as an Air Commodore.

He established his company of Nextech Soft in Rawalpindi and was its Managing Director.

Air Comm. Rehmatullah Khan was shot dead by an unknown assailant on the night of 2 December 2011 in his Honda car which was parked outside Rose Garden of Chaklala Scheme III in Rawalpindi. He was shot in his neck from the right side by the assailant who was sitting in the back seat of the car.

May Allah grant jannat to Air Comm. Rehmatullah Khan.


Rehmatullah Khan in 1963

Rehmatullah Khan as PAF officer in 1971