SARGODHA -UNS: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi became the first premier to participate in a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) flying mission while sitting in the rear cockpit of a fighter jet.
Prime Minister Abbasi visited the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Mushaf Airbase on Saturday where was briefed about the operational preparedness of PAF and other contributions of the force especially during disaster management and relief operations.
He appreciated the high morale of aerial defenders of the country and expressed his satisfaction on then operational readiness of Pakistan Air Force.
The Prime Minister expressed his deep satisfaction on the niche attained by the PAF amongst the modern Air Forces of the World.
Upon his arrival at the Operational Air Base of Pakistan Air Force, he was received by Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman
The Prime Minister visited newly established Airpower Center of Excellence and attended a briefing on the ongoing exercise Saffron Bandit.
Envisioned by the Air Chief, ACE is a premier institution which has been equipped with state of the art facilities and infrastructure.
Besides training the PAF personnel, this institute would also train the combat crew of friendly air forces by conducting multi national, training exercises.
The Prime Minister was also informed that the first-ever multinational exercise is going to be held in October this year which would be participated by the personnel from 19 air forces.
The Prime Minister was also briefed about PAF contributions in nation building. PAF has started numerous vocational institutions all across the country to create job opportunities for youth of the country.
PAF’s contributions in the field of education were also elaborated wherein various campuses of Air university and Fazaia Medical college have been established in different cities to provide quality education to the young boys and girls.
Moreover, PAF has also established schools for the special education to make them useful members of society.
The Prime Minister took keen interest in the Aviation City project, which has been established in Kamra to bring in an innovative approach in the field of aviation.