Malaysian PM briefed on JF-17 Thunder fighter jet
ISLAMABAD: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was briefed about Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) JF-17 Thunder aircraft at Nur Khan airbase, ARY News reported.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other higher officials accompanied PM Mahathir to the Nur Khan airbase to see him off upon completion of his three-day visit of Pakistan.
Before his departure, the Malaysian premier got a detailed briefing on JF-Thunder fighter jets by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) officials.
He also inspected the aircraft, which has indigenously been manufactured by Pakistan with the collaboration of China.
Malaysian Prime Minister His Excellency Dr. Mahathir Mohamad inspecting Pakistan made JF-17 Thunder along with Prime Minister Imran Khan at Nur Khan Airbase. #PakistanDay #PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/3ou5MD89ln
— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) March 23, 2019
Earlier today, PM Mahathir attended the grant military Parade at Parade Ground near Shakarprian as the guest of honour. The parade was held to commemorate the passing of the Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940, when Muslims of the Subcontinent demanded the establishment of a separate homeland to safeguard their rights.
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Speaking on the occasion, Mahathir Mohamad said he expressed gratitude to the government of Pakistan for inviting him and conferring him with the top civilian award of the country.
“Malaysia wants to promote cooperation with Pakistan in every sector,” he stated. He said investments between the two countries on economic front would be beneficial in the long-run