PAF Change of Command Ceremony held at Air Headquarter Islamabad

Islamabad: The Pakistan Air Force  change of Command  ceremony  was held on Monday  for the new air chief to take over the reins of the Institutions at Air Headquarter, Islamabad. During the ceremony, Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan  replaced  Air Marhal Sohail Aman, who retired from his service on Sunday 18, March  as  PAF Chief and handed over the command  to his  newly nominated successor Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar, who would be the 22nd chief of PAF.

PAF outgoing  Chief Suhail Aman while welcoming the new Chief of Air Staff has said that “I cannot think of an honour better than heading the best air force,” adding that  PAF has played a vital role in protecting the country, including its war against terrorism. Later, Aman pinned the new ranks on Khan and passed over the baton of the PAF to him

Born on December 23, 1962, Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan was commissioned in GD(P) Branch in December 1983 and received the coveted Sword of Honour, Best Pilot Trophy and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gold Medal from PAF Academy Asghar Khan.

During his tenure of service, he has held various Command and Staff appointments including Command of a Fighter Squadron, a Tactical Attack Wing, Base Commander of two elite F-16 Bases and Air Officer Commanding of Regional Air Command.

Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar is a qualified Flying Instructor and a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Command and Staff College, Jordan, Air War College, Faisal and National Defence University, Islamabad.

The Air officer has flown various training and fighter aircraft including F-16, F-6, FT-5, T-37 and MFI-17. In recognition of his meritorious services, he has been awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Military).

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