Dar praises PAF for its role in operations against terrorism

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APP54-14 ISLAMABAD: July 14 - Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar in a meeting with Air Marshal Asad Lodhi, Vice Chief of the Air Staff. APP

ISLAMABAD, July 14 (APP): Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar
Friday praised Pakistan Air Force (PAF)’s instrumental role in the ongoing operations, Zarb-e-Azb and Raddul Fasaad.
Chairing a meeting here in the finance ministry to review matters
related to financial requirements of PAF, he said the operations had made significant gains and the government and the whole nation fully supported the armed forces in the fight against terrorism.
He said the improved security situation in the country had attracted a
number of international companies and investors to explore business opportunities in Pakistan which augurs well for economic well-being of the country.
Dar said the government attached high priority and consideration to
provision of resources to the armed forces including the PAF to fulfill their obligations towards defence and security of the country and the nation.
On this occasion, Vice Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Asad Lodhi
briefed the finance minister on the financial aspects of PAF’s ongoing and future projects.
He also apprised the minister of the implementation schedule of these
projects.
Among others, the meeting was attended by finance secretary and senior
officials of the finance ministry and the PAF.