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There is a need of hour that we must be ready to respond internal, external security threats: Air Chief

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Karachi, March 08, 2013 (PPI-OT): There is a need of the hour that we must be ready to respond any internal and external security threats”. *This was said by the Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force while inspecting one of the main operational Air Base today. This visit is in connection with the series of inspection visits of various Commands and Bases in order to carry out operational evaluation of the PAF installations, equipment and support units.

Upon his arrival at the Base a smartly turned out contingent presented Guard of Honour. The Air Chief reviewed the parade, and addressed a joint gathering of Airmen. While addressing the Base personnel he said, *“Besides focusing on and maintaining the highest professional standards, there was a need for the PAF to prepare to meet the security challenges both internal and external*”.

The Air Chief also emphasized upon the commanders to put in more efforts in improving the quality of living standards for the airmen. He also visited the deployed Army units and appreciated their sense of duty and morale and contributions towards PAF’s combat readiness.

The CAS was briefed on the role and task of the various units with a focus on operational and administrative tasks and various projects of infrastructure development being carried out at the Base. Later on, the Air Chief visited various squadrons and installations, where he interacted with the Airmen.

For more information, contact:
Air Commodore Tariq Qamar Yazdanie TI (M)
Director Media Affairs
Pakistan Air Force
E-mail: pafdpr@paf.gov.pk
Tel: 051-9507751 and 051-9261300
Fax: 051-9260868

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