ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu on Friday took charge as the new Air Chief of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) at an Impressive Change of Command Ceremony in Islamabad.
In the Ceremony, the outgoing Air Chief Mujahid Anwar Khan pinned badges on the new Air Chief and presented him the Command Sword.
The outgoing Air Chief also reviewed a guard of honor. A formation of JF-17 fighter jets presented a salute to him.
In his farewell address, the outgoing Air Chief Mujahid Anwar Khan congratulated Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu on his appointment as the Air Chief.
Mujahid Anwar Khan said that his successor is a sound professional with extraordinary leadership qualities. He expressed the confidence that during his tenure, the PAF will scale to new heights of excellence.
The outgoing Air Chief said that serving the Pakistan Air Force for over four decades has been a privilege, honor, and a matter of immense satisfaction for him.
Air Chief Mujahid Anwar Khan said that the PAF is a strong element of national defense and pride of the nation.
The outgoing Air Chief said that the air force once again lived up to the expectations of the nation and proved to be guardians of blue skies in the Operation Swift Retort. He said that our response was timely and well-calibrated which kept the adversary at bay.
Mujahid Anwar Khan said that despite testing times, the PAF has made great strides on its journey to excellence and continued transformation for the Next Generation Air Force 2047. He said our vision requires relentless pursuit in the years and decades to come.