PAF Academy Risalpur named after Air Marshal (r) Asghar Khan
24 March, 2017
RISALPUR: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy Risalpur has been named after Air Marshal (r) Asghar Khan. According to press release issued by PAF, to celebrate this historic event, a ceremony was held at the academy. Asghar Khan graced the event as chief guest.
PAF Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman was also present on the occasion. Former air chiefs, war veterans and a large number of retired and serving senior officers attended the ceremony.
The aviation cadets of PAF Academy presented a well synchronised parade at showery night. A short documentary encompassing the sparkling career of the father of Air Force was also shown during the ceremony.
Later, Air Marshal Asghar Khan unveiled the plaque of PAF Academy Asghar Khan in a thunderous applause.
Addressing the ceremony, Air Chief Sohail Aman said that Air Marshal Asghar Khan is a man of high integrity and character who served the nation with his visionary leadership and earnestly worked for the upgrading and improvement of Pakistan Air Force.
The air chief added that renaming of this prestigious institution after him is a befitting tribute to legendary Asghar Khan, who is a true son of soil.
"Air Marshal Asghar Khan inculcated a strong value system in the rank and file of Pakistan Air Force which has been embraced by his successors with utmost dedication," he added.
The air chief further added that Air Marshal Asghar Khan shall remain an icon and enduring symbol of inspiration for the generations to come. Separatelty, General Solly Zacharia Shoke, chief of South African National Defence Force, visited Air Headquarters, Islamabad. On his arrival, the guest was received by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman.