Obituary Note About the Father
My father Squadron Leader Abdul Ali Shaukat (Retd) who was 94 years old, passed away on Wednesday (On May 16, 2018). He served in the education branch of the Pakistan Air Force as psychologist at the Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) for more than 30 years. ISSB selects the candidates for the commissioned officers of Army, Air Force and Navy. My father was granted 10 years extension in the service due to his excellent performance. He was sent to Saudi Arabia on deputation, where he served as Education Officer and Psychologist in the Royal Saudi Air Force for three years.
He was also renowned poet of Pakistan. He translated Former Prime Minister Mst Benazir Shahaeed’s famous book, “Daughter of the East” in Urdu. He also translated former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s book, “If I Am Assassinated” in Urdu”. Besides, he also translated Ms. Benazir Bhutto’s poem, “The Story of Benazir-From Marvi of Malir and Shah Abdul Latif” in Urdu poetry . On recolonization of my fathers services , Mst Benazir Bhutto Shahedd and she gave him a certificate of performance, issued with her signature.