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Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan takes over command of PAF

ISLAMABAD: Newly appointed Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on Monday took over charge of his office at a ceremony held in the federal capital.

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

Addressing the ceremony, Sohail Aman said he had an honour to command one of the best air force in the world.

Highlighting achievements of PAF, he said the force always played an instrumental role in the defence of the country against any threat.

It also played a vital role in the war on terror, he said, adding the air force has been better equipped with modern technology.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi gave the 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).

Air Marshal 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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