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  • Air Marshal Asghar Khan: my role model, father of Pakistan Air Force, and the protégé of Jinnah

    I have many reasons to write in memory of the venerated Air Marshal Asghar Khan — a protégé of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he was my role model from the age of 19 when I joined the Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF) in 1952...

    I first heard about Asghar Khan, who was at the time a wing commander, from my instructor at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy in Risalpur, who narrated to me the historic event of Jinnah’s visit to...

  • 130 buildings declared dangerous

    LAHORE: The City District Government of Lahore (CDGL) on Saturday declared 130 residential and commercial buildings dangerous and requested the residents to vacate them immediately...

    The repair work of 164 buildings would soon be launched, he said and added the people residing in 130 such buildings were expected to be evicted in a couple of days as notices were already issued to them...

  • EU ships back 130 Pakistanis to Turkey

    DIKILI (Turkey): As many as 130 Pakistanis were among 202 migrants piled onto boats from two Greek islands and shipped back to Turkey on Monday as the implementation of a European Union (EU) plan to curb migration began...

    They included 130 people from Pakistan, 42 from Afghanistan, 10 from Iran, five from Congo, four from Sri Lanka, three from Bangladesh, three from India, one each from Iraq, Somalia and Ivory Coast, and two Syrians...

  • Taliban says shot down crashed US C-130 plane in Afghanistan

    JALALABAD: The Afghan Taliban on Friday claimed to have shot down a C-130 military transport plane in eastern Afghanistan, with the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) confirming that 11 people including six United States (US) soldiers were killed in the crash...

    Nato did not confirm the cause of the crash but it comes as Afghan forces — backed by Nato special forces and US air support — pushed into the centre of the northern...

  • Call for PAF C-130, PN ships to bring back Pakistanis

    The demand for immediate repatriation of thousands of overseas Pakistanis was made by lawmakers after Ahsan Iqbal of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) raised the matter while speaking on a point of order before the house started a general debate on unprecedented locust invasion of crops in various parts of the country...

    Mr Iqbal suggested that the government should approach the defence ministry and use C-130 aircraft of...

  • Pakistan Air Force needs to replace 190 planes by 2020

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan Air Force needs to retire 190 planes from its current fleet by 2020, senior officials told Dawn while commenting on a report that the country was seeking another batch of 10 F-16s from the United States...

    Jane’s Defence Weekly reported this week that Pakistan would seek to purchase these additional planes from the United States if the current deal for eight of these fighter jets is successfully concluded...

  • Six IAF men killed as gunmen storm Indian air force base, Pakistan condemns attack

    PATHANKOT: An operation to secure a militant-hit Indian air base near the Pakistan border ended on Saturday with six Indian security men and four suspected gunmen killed, police said, after an assault that threatens to undermine the two countries' fragile peace process...

    At least four gunmen alleged to be from Jaish-i-Mohammed group dressed in army uniforms infiltrated the Pathankot air base in northern Punjab state at around 3:30...

  • Pakistan Air Force commemorates Feb 27 'Operation Swift Retort'

    The Pakistan Air Force on Thursday conducted a ceremony at the Air Headquarter to commemorate the first anniversary of the Feb 27 'Operation Swift Retort' which resulted in the downing of two Indian planes that had violated Pakistani airspace...

    Addressing the event Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan said that they were gathered today to commemorate "resounding victory" in 'Operation Swift Retort'...

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