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Air Marshal Asim Zaheer appointed Vice Chief of PAF

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ISLAMABAD: The government has appointed Air Marshal Asim Zaheer as Vice Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), ARY NEWS reported on Saturday.

Air Marshal Asim Zaheer was commissioned in GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in 1984. He is a qualified flying instructor. Air Marshal Asim Zaheer during his outstanding career has commanded a fighter squadron, an Operational Air Base and PAF Academy, Risalpur and also served as the Chief Project Director (CPD) Falcon.

He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, National Defence University and General Staff College, Germany and holds a Master’s degree in War Studies. Air Marshal Asim Zaheer is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-i-Basalat.

On March 19 this year, Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan took over charge as Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force here.

Outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sohail Aman handed over the command of PAF to his successor at Air Headquarters in Islamabad.

The then Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi gave go-ahead to the appointment of Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar, who had been serving on two key posts – Director General Air Force Strategic Command (AFSC) and Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Support).

Mujahid Anwar Khan was commissioned in GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in December, 1983.During his career, he commanded a Fighter Squadron, a Flying Wing, two Operational Air Bases and a Regional Air Command.

He had served as Personal Staff Officer to Chief of the Air Staff, and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) at Air Headquarters, Islamabad.

He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, and Air War College. He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).

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