Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar appointed new Pakistan Air Force chief
He will replace outgoing Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar. Babar was among three air vice-marshal to be promoted as vice marshal in July 2018.
The incumbent Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan will hand over the command of the air force to his successor at the change of command ceremony to be held at the Air Headquarters on March 19.
Govt of Pakistan has appointed Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar Sidhu as new Chief of the Air Staff wef 19 March, 2021 pic.twitter.com/Kdc9V08RtT— DGPR (AIR FORCE) (@DGPR_PAF) March 17, 2021
The new Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), as per reports, will lead the flypast during Pakistan Day Parade on March 23 as incumbent PAF chief is set to retire on March 18 on completion of his three-year tenure.
Currently, the PAF chief-designated is serving as the Deputy Chief of Air Staff Administration.
During his dazzling career, he has served as assistant air chief for operation research and development (R&D), assistant air chief for training officers, and the director-general of projects at the Air Headquarters in Islamabad.
A graduate of the Combat Commanders’ School, Air War College, and the United Kingdom's Royal College of Defence Studies, he has also served as the additional secretary at the Ministry of Defence.
In recognition of his outstanding services, he has been awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military).
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