Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy, Risalpur, has been named after Air Marshal Asghar Khan, who was the first Muslim Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan Air Force.
To celebrate this historic event in a befitting manner, a grand ceremony was held at PAF Academy, Risalpur, with Air Marshal Asghar Khan as chief guest.
Chief of the Air Staff PAF, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman was also present in the ceremony. 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 synchronized parade at showery night. A short documentary encompassing the sparkling career of the father of Air Force was also shown during the ceremony. Later on, Air Marshal Asghar Khan unveiled the plaque of PAF Academy Asghar Khan in a thunderous applause.
Addressing the audience on the occasion, the Air Chief 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 upgradation and improvement of Pakistan Air Force.
The Air Chief further said that renaming of this prestigious institution after him is a befitting tribute to legendary Asghar Khan, who is a true son of soil. The Air Chief added that 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. The Air Chief further added that Air Marshal Asghar Khan shall remain an icon and enduring symbol of inspiration for the generations to come.—INP