Pakistan Air Force to be equipped with latest gadgets: Asif

KARACHI, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that the government is committed to equipping Pakistan Air Force (PAF) with latest gadgets, adding that it has proved to be leading air force in the world.

In his address at a ceremony of JF-17 Thunder aircraft induction to PAF-II Squadron at PAF base Masroor in Karachi on Monday, the minister said that the PAF has played pivotal role in war against terrorism and has broken backbone of terrorists.

The minister said that PAF has played effective role in the operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorists.

Asif said that Pakistan is a peace loving country and desires to have good relations with world particularly neighbouring countries.

In his remarks, the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said that all resources will be utilized for the security and defence of the country.

Sohail Aman said that PAF-II squadron had commendable achievements during the 1965 and 1971 wars and effectively defended frontiers and waters of the motherland.

The Air Chief said that despite that difficulties, we are committed to safeguarding the country. He applauded the Chinese cooperation particularly in manufacturing JF-17 Thunder aircraft.

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