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Pakistan takes care of prisoners, ex-air chief tells Indian pilots’ families

ISLAMABAD: Following arrest of Indian pilots in Pakistan after violating the Line of Control (LoC), former Chief of Air Staff Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Sohail Aman, in a message to their families on Wednesday, said Pakistan took care of prisoners, ARY News reported. Sohail Aman said the PAF's response was really professional. He said families of the Indian pilots should not be worried.  He said: "Our religion and tradition teach us the same (to take care of prisoners)." "We have a battle-hardened air force which…

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…

PAF chief Sohail Aman awarded King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has been awarded King Abdul Aziz Medal of Excellence in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Chief of General Staff Royal Saudi Armed Forces General Abdul Rahman Bin Saleh Al-Bunyan conferred the coveted award on the air chief in a grand investiture ceremony. The prestigious medal has been awarded to the air chief in recognition of support provided by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) to Royal Saudi Air Force in various domains, particularly by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman…

Pakistan Air Force ready to tackle internal, external threats: Sohail Aman

ISLAMABAD: Air Chief Marshall Sohail Aman on Friday said that Pakistan Air Force is poised to meet any of the internal and external challenges, ARY News reported. Addressing the passing out parade of Combat Support Force at PAF Asghar Khan Academy in Risalpur, the Air Chief said that the force has a firm resolve to work in synergy with other two sister forces to root out the menace of terrorism from country as well as the region. “Pakistan is a peace loving country and supports peace efforts in the world, the region…

Sohail Aman lauds establishment of aviation city for self-reliance defense

ATTOCK: Foundation stone of aviation city at Aeronautical Complex in Kamra – also known as aviation city – has been laid by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman and Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal, ARY News reported on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, Air Chief Sohail Aman described the establishment of the aviation city as an important step towards achieving self-reliance in defense production. He said it is also an important lead towards production of fifth generation fighter jets in the country. He said the aviation city…

Pakistan’s credentials for NSG membership stronger than India: Air Chief

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman says Pakistan’s membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group is inescapable for lasting peace and stability in the region as well as the world. Addressing a seminar in Islamabad titled “NSG Membership of Non-NPT States: Opportunities and Challenges” he said nuclearization of the South Asian region and Pakistan is primarily in response to its much-larger neighbour’s desires to acquire nuclear arsenal. He said nuclearization of Pakistan had brought, to some…

PAF Academy Risalpur renamed after Asghar Khan

RISALPUR: Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur has been named as the PAF Academy Asghar Khan. Asghar Khan was the first native Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Air Force, who served under the President Iskander Mirza and President Ayub Khan. In this regard, a ceremony was held on Wednesday which was attended by Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshall Sohail Aman. Former air chiefs, retired and serving higher officials of the PAF, and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion. PAF Academy cadets gave a…

PAF receives sixteen new JF-17 Thunder jets

KAMRA: A ceremony to hand over sixteen new JF-17 Thunder jets to 14-Squadron of Pakistan Air Force was held at Kamra Airbase on Thursday. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif attended the ceremony as chief guest. Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Amman was also present. The minister inspected the guard of honour followed by an impressive fly-past and reviewed the newly fighter jets. This year sixteen JF-17 Thunder have been manufactured jointly by China and Pakistan. The induction of these jets will strengthen the…

Pakistan ready to respond to Indian adventurism, says PAF chief

KARACHI: Pakistan Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman on Thursday said that Pakistan is ready to respond to any adventurism by India, ARY News reported. He was speaking to media after visiting International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2016 in Karachi on Thursday. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah Ni(M), Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana also visited IDEAS 2016 and witnessed activities and…