Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan takes over command as new PAF chief

10:30 AM | 19 Mar, 2018
Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan takes over command as new PAF chief

ISLAMABAD - The new Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan took over command of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) at a ceremony held here at the Air Headquarters on Monday.

Outgoing Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman formally handed over the PAF’s Sword of Command to Air Marshal Khan.

Government of Pakistan on Friday announced that Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan will be the new chief of air staff of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

Air Marshal Khan was first commissioned in the GD (P) Branch in December 1983. He is currently performing duty as Director General Air Force Strategic Command at Air Headquarters and as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Support).

During his service at the PAF Academy Asghar Khan, Khan was conferred with the coveted Sword of Honour, Best Pilot Trophy and the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gold Medal for showing excellent performance.

Hailing his services, Khan has been awarded the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the Sitara-i-Imtiaz and the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz.

The Air Marshal Khan has flown various training and fighter aircraft including the F-16, F-6, FT-5, T-37, and MFI-17.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General of Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) has congratulated Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on appointment as chief of air staff.

In his tweet, the DG ISPR said: "Best wishes from Pakistan Armed Forces. Good luck for carrying forward the baton".