A.A. Khan, if you are going to the funeral, then if you could pass on our afsos from everyone on this forum to his family, it will be much appreciated. Most of us are internationally based, and have no means by which we can do our afsos to his family.
Many people here knew him through his contributions and insights, and he was highly respected for this( I did very briefly meet him at Farnborough 2010).
Its a shame that you have decided to nolonger participate on this forum. I do, however, disagree with your notion that it is all a waste of time. Transfer of knowledge, discussion of issues that are important to us all and a desire to get at the truth or simply attempt to maintain it, can never be a waste of time. Pakdef is unique in that it members are trully distributed and globally and can draw on a wealth of information and resources to a given interest any point in time making this forum quite unique place on the internet.
Do think about it again, failing that, I wish you the best of luck.