Islamabad - President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday telephoned father of Pakistan Air Force martyred Wing Commander Noman Akram and expressed his heartfelt condolence with him.

The President prayed for the departed soul and grant of courage to the bereaved family to bear the loss with fortitude.

He paid rich tribute to martyr Noman Akram and said the nation was indebted to sacrifices of the martyrs for their motherland.

Wing Commander Noman Akram embraced martyrdom in a plane crash here on Wednesday.