PM Imran Khan appreciated Pakistan Air force’s contributions
Islamabad: Prime minister Imran khan visited the Air Headquarters, where he was presented a guard of honour. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan welcomed the Prime minister.
DG ISPR, Maj Gen. Asif Ghafoor said that the Prime Minister visited the PAF headquarters today, where he appreciated the efforts of the Air Force in protecting the skies of the country, and praised the contributions and sacrifices made by the armed force. During his visit to Air Headquarters, he laid floral wreath at the martyr’s monument.
The press release shared by the DG ISPR stated, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Advisor to PM Imran Khan on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal Khan and Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting accompanied the Prime Minister Khan to his visit to Air Headquarters.
Earlier this year in February, Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian jets intruding Pakistan Airspace and capturing one Indian fighter pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was later released as a goodwill gesture by the Government of Pakistan.
In a separate ceremony held on 14 August 2019, two PAF pilots were conferred with top military awards. Whereas, India also awarded Sqn Ldr Minty Aggarwal Yudh Seva Medal for guiding IAF Pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in “shooting down PAF F16”.
The related incidents have stressed Indo-Pak relations, and border skirmishes have become common. The relationships further deteriorated when India abrogated Article 370 and violated United Nations Security Council Resolution 47. Since then the bilateral relations between the countries have not only became strained, but, Pakistan also downgraded the diplomatic relations with India. The Country has repeatedly asked the global powers to intervene and maintain the security of the region which is being threatened by India’s military adventurism.