PAF Academy holds commissioning ceremony

RISALPUR, Nov 21, 2007: The commissioning ceremony of 120, 121 GD(P) and 65, 66, 67 Engineering Courses was held at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy here.

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed, who was the chief guest on the occasion, while addressing the gathering said: "Earning commission in the PAF is, no doubt, a matter of singular honour and pride, but you must take into cognisance the responsibilities and obligations that are incumbent upon a PAF officer."

The PAF chief said safeguarding freedom, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan should remain supreme. In the modern warfare of today, he said, air power offers a unique option of safeguarding the sovereignty and integrity of nations.

"It is a great tribute to our service that the PAF, over the years, has proudly upheld the traditions of courage, perseverance and high professionalism. As the young custodians of this heritage, it should be your passion not only to uphold these traditions but also inscribe new chapters of glory in the annals of PAF's magnificent history," he said.

Earlier on his arrival, PAF Academy Air Officer Commanding Air Vice Marshal Muhammad Hassan received the chief guest. Aviation Cadet Nida Tahir and Aviation Cadet Sabeen Aziz, who are the members of PAF para motor gliders team, exhibited their skills on para motor gliding. These lady cadets are the first ever females in the history of Pakistan to successfully take-off with para motor gliders. Later, the chief guest awarded crests to the para motor gliding team. The para motor gliding is a newly introduced thrill in Pakistan and PAF is one of the pioneers to introduce this activity. The News

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