LAHORE: Air Officer Commanding Central Air Command Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Vice Marshal Irfan Ahmad called on Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari on Saturday.
According to a handout issued on Saturday, professional activities of PAF and matters of mutual interest were discussed in the meeting held at the CM office.
The chief minister conveyed his best wishes to the Air Vice Marshal over taking charge as the Air Officer Commanding Central Air Command PAF. He paid tribute to the PAF for excellent professional capabilities and protecting the air space of Pakistan. He said, “PAF has excellent professional capabilities and it is considered to be among the best air forces of the world.”
He said PAF had a glowing history of protecting the air space of Pakistan with bravery and courage and the whole nation is proud of officers and troops of PAF who have rendered sacrifices for peace and defence of the country.
Dr Askari said PAF had written a new history in the war against terrorism. The interim chief minister said apart from rendering excellent services for the defence of air space of the country, PAF is also playing a wonderful role for the betterment of society.
He said PAF had rendered praiseworthy role in the sectors of education and health and always taken part in disaster management activities effectively.
Later in the day, Dr Askari expressed grief over the loss of lives in rain-related incidents and offered condolences to their bereaved families. The chief minister directed the administration to provide the best possible health facilities to the persons injured in such incidents.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 1st, 2018.
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