Karachi, September 06, 2019 (PPI-OT): PAF celebrated Defence Day of Pakistan with traditional fervour at Karachi. To mark the auspicious day, a guard mounting ceremony was held at the Mazar-e-Quaid, where smartly turned out contingent of Cadets from PAF Academy Asghar Khan took over the guard duties. Air Vice Marshal Hamid Rasheed Randhawa, Air Officer Commanding PAF Academy Asghar Khan laid floral wreath at the Mazar-e-Quaid and offered “Fateha”.
Another important event of the day was aerial and static display of PAF aircraft at PAF Base Masroor. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah was the Chief Guest of the ceremony while Air Vice Marshal Abbas Ghuman, Air Officer Commanding, Southern Air Command was also present at the occasion. The Chief Guest inaugurated the event and witnessed the Aircraft and various stalls. The spectators thoroughly enjoyed the flying display by PAF aircraft including F-16, JF-17, Mirage, F7 PG and AW-139 helicopter.
Earlier in the day, special prayers were offered for the martyred souls at all PAF bases and installations. Later in the day Federal Interior Minister Brigadier (R) Ijaz Shah also visited the house of Pilot Officer Rashid Minhas Shaheed and met the mother of the youngest Nishan-e-Haider of Pakistan Air Force. He paid rich tributes to the shaheed, who sacrificed his life for the sacred motherland.
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