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Defense Minister on Modernizing PAF

ISLAMABAD: Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Wednesday (4th of Jan 2023) said the government would utilize all its resources to modernize Pakistan Air Force (PAF) for the impregnable defense of the country.

The minister called on Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, during his visit to Air Headquarters, a PAF news release said.

Khawaja Asif lauded the matchless professionalism of PAF and admired the revamping of training by PAF to produce well-equipped and skillful work force to cope up with ever-changing challenges of aerial defense and national security.

Moreover, matters pertaining to evolving geo-strategic environment and regional security situation were discussed during the meeting.

The minister also lauded the exceptional response of PAF during the rescue and rehabilitation of flood victims in the aftermath of recent floods in the country.

Air Chief briefed the visiting dignitary about various ongoing projects being carried out by PAF with special focus on modernization and development of indigenous capabilities.

He also briefed the defense minister about his vision of PAF’s National Aerospace Science and Technology Park (NASTP) project and highlighted that the mega project was aimed at fostering collaborative research, development and innovation in the domains of aviation, space, Information Technology (IT), cyber and computing to ensure social, economic, technological and scientific benefits for Pakistan.


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