ISLAMABAD: Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, praised junior squash players efforts in winning laurels for the country from Asian Championship.Pakistan junior players won three gold and one silver medals in Asian Junior Individual Squash Championship concluded in India last week. Hamza Khan, Haris Qasim & Abbas Zeb won the gold medals in u-15, u-17 & u-19 categories respectively, whereas in u-13 category Anas Ali Shah won the silver medal. Interacting with young players, the Air Chief, who is also the President of Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF), said that being the future of Pakistan squash, they should further strive hard to achieve excellence as their next target should be the World Junior Open.He also lauded the efforts of PSF for providing international standard training and coaching facilities to the Pakistani squash players. He reiterated that PAF and PSF would continue sponsoring young players and would make concerted efforts for bringing back the lost glory in the game of Squash. Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi, Senior Vice President of Pakistan Squash Federation was also present at the occasion.
KARACHI: Army bagged more gold medals on Tuesday to consolidate their lead in the 24th National Shooting Championship at Jhelum. Army finished the third day of the championship with nine gold, two silver, and four bronze medals to stay first, while Navy grabbed the second position with one gold, five silver, and three bronze medals. Pakistan Air Force (PAF) with one gold, one silver, and one bronze medal are third. Sindh with one silver and one bronze medal are number four, while Punjab stand fifth. On Tuesday, in the 3 Position Rifle event for men, Army won gold in team category and Navy and PAF bagged silver and bronze medals, respectively. In the individual category, Siddique of Army won gold and Ghufran and Zeeshan of Navy won silver and bronze medals, respectively. In the 25 Metre Pistol event for women, Farhat, Naveela and Tazeem of Army won gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively, in individual category. In Air Rifle event for women (individual category) Minhal, Mehak and Nadia of Navy won gold, silver and bronze medals, respectively.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and Italian Air Force (IAF) have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in professional training besides participating in mutually conducted exercises. The agreement between both the two countries’ air forces was reached at a meeting held between respective chiefs of the air staffs at the headquarters of IAF in Rome on Friday. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman is on an official visit to Italy on the invitation of his Italian counterpart, according to a press release issued by the PAF. On his arrival at the IAF headquarters, he was received by IAF Chief Lieutenant General Enzo Veccirelli and was presented a guard of honour. The PAF chief was given a detailed briefing on the working of IAF and called on Lieutenant General Enzo. They discussed matters of mutual interest. The PAF chief emphasised the importance of mutual training and conduct of operational exercises between the two air forces to benefit from each other’s experiences. Published in The Express Tribune, October 29th, 2016. The post Air chief in Rome: Pakistan, Italy to boost cooperation appeared first on The Express Tribune.
RAWALPINDI: Nearly two dozen flights from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport were suspended on Wednesday due to exercises carried out by Pakistan Air Force. Since midnight to afternoon on September 22, as many as 23 flights were cancelled. Among these, 18 flights were of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and five were of other airlines. Of the 18 PIA flights of PIA, 10 were scheduled to fly to the northern areas including Sakardu, Chitral, and Gilgit. Six flights were scheduled to fly to Gilgit and back, and two each from Chitral and Sakardu. Among other cancelled flights, two flights of Saudi Airlines bound for Jeddah, one each of Air Blue and Shaheen Air bound for Karachi. A senior official of Civil Aviation Authority on condition of anonymity said that the PIA had to cancel the flights after the Air Force decided to carry out exercises on Motorway. He said that the PIA had informed the passengers ahead of time about the circumstances. No official of PIA was available for comments. Published in The Express Tribune, September 22nd, 2016. The post PAF exercise: Nearly two dozen flights cancelled appeared first on The Express Tribune.
ISLAMABAD: The government has promoted air commodores to the rank of air vice marshal, the PAF directorate of media affairs announced on Tuesday. The promoted officers are Muhammad Athar Shams, Aamir Masood, Sarfraz Khan, Nadeem Tariq, Fawad Yunus Hussain and Shahab Shafqat. Athar Shams was commissioned in PAF in April 1987. He is a qualified flying instructor. He holds a Master’s degree in war studies and defence management. Aamir Masood was commissioned in January 1988. He has commanded a fighter squadron, a fighter wing and an operational air base. He holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies and MS in Defence Analysis (USA). Sarfraz Khan was commissioned in January 1988. He has commanded a fighter squadron, a fighter wing and an operational air base. He holds a master’s degree in strategic studies. Nadeem Tariq was commissioned in the engineering branch of PAF in April 1987. He has served as chief engineer and director JF-17 co-production project. He holds master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from China and participated in Design/Development of JF-17 aircraft. Fawad Yunus was commissioned in the engineering branch of PAF in April, 1987. He has commanded an engineering wing and also served as director weapon system management (Mirage). He holds a master’s degree in national security and war studies from National Defence University. Shahab Shafqat was commissioned in the engineering branch of PAF in January 1988. He has commanded an engineering depot and served as director avionics at the Air Headquarters. He is currently serving as Assistant Chief of [Read More…]