- Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar was commissioned in the PAF in April 1986 as an overall obligation pilot.
- Outgoing air chief Anwar Mujahid Khan reviews gatekeeper of honor at change of command function.
- ACM Babar during his profession has commanded a fighter group, a flying wing, an operational airbase and regional air command.
ISLAMABAD: Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar on Friday takes control as the new chief of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) at a difference in command service held in Islamabad.
Outgoing Air chief Mujahid Anwar Khan pinned identifications on the new air chief and introduced him the command sword.
The outgoing air chief likewise reviewed a gatekeeper of honor and a formation of JF-17 fighter jets introduced a salute to him.
Government Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry praised Zaheer Ahmad Baber for taking over as the PAF chief.
“Congratulations to Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Baber Sindhu on assuming charge of one of the finest air powers of the world, wishing you the very best,” tweeted the minister.
Air Chief Marshal Babar assumed control over the command after his appointment was endorsed by Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier this week.
The recently appointed chief joined the PAF in April 1986 as an overall obligation pilot.
During his profession, he has commanded a fighter group, a flying wing, an operational airbase and regional air command.
In his staff appointments, he has filled in as assistant chief of the air staff (OR&D), assistant chief of the air staff (Training-Officers) and additional secretary at the Ministry of Defense.
Air Chief Marshal Baber is an alum of the Combat Commanders’ School, Air War College and Royal College of Defense Studies (RCDS) in the UK.
Prior to taking charge as the PAF chief he was serving at the Air Headquarters Islamabad as vice president of the air staff (Administration).
He was likewise granted the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military).
It is normal that the new Chief of Air Staff (CAS) will lead a flypast in the Pakistan Day Parade on March 23.