Home arrow News arrow National arrow PAF attains night time attack capability: PAF Chief
 

Today is,

Wednesday, 04 March 2015

 

Home | About Us | News | User Login | Jobs | Employees | Contact Us | Tender Notices
Untitled Document
Main Menu
Home
News
Blog
Links
Search
Contacts
News Section
National
World
Sport
Business
Forex
Weather
Articles & Features
World News
UN health agency spotlights risks of noise-induced hearing loss -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 3 (APP): More than 1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices such as smartphones and exposure to damaging levels of sound, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to devote International Ear Care Day tomorrow to “Making Listening Safe”.


Resolution of Gaza crisis key to achieving Mideast peace: UN envoy -
UNITED NATIONS, March 3 (APP): Peace in the Middle East hinges on resolving the ongoing crisis in Gaza, where reconstruction efforts are faltering and the blockade continues, the U.N.’s Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process, Robert Serry, said Monday.


Japanese media enjoys complete freedom: CEO Kahoku Shimpo Publishing -
By Karim Madad

SANDAI CITY (Japan) March 2 (APP): The Chief Executive Officer  (CEO) and Chief Editor of Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Takada Shinichi said that Japanese media was enjoying complete freedom.


Obama to host Afghan president on March 24 -
WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (APP):  President Barack Obama will host Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Officer Abdullah, and key members of their unity government for meetings and a working lunch at the White House on March 24.


Women must be at the decision-making table at all levels: UN chief -
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (APP): The world must unite to end violence and discrimination against women and girls, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged at a high-level event in Chile on women and decision-making Friday, citing that progress over the past two decades has been made slow and uneven.


Sport News
Pak skier defeats Indian opponent in Asian Alpine Ski Championship
ISLAMABAD, March 3 (APP): Olympian Mohammad Karim of Pakistan has beaten his Indian opponent Mohammad Arif in the giant slalom event of Asian Alpine Ski Championship 2015, being held in Yongpyong, South Korea.
 
Saad to lead Omar Associates in Patrons Cricket Trophy
KARACHI, March 3 (APP): International Saad Nasim has been named to lead Omar Associates team in the Patrons Cricket Trophy starting simultaneously at different grounds of the country from March 9.
 
PCB clears Moin from Casino visit charges
LAHORE, Mar 3 (APP): Pakistan Cricket Board has cleared chief selector, Moin Khan from alleged allegations of gambling in Brisbane, Australia ahead of World Cup match.
 
Yousuf optimistic of Pakistan cruising in last-8 round of CWC
KARACHI, Mar 3 (APP): Despite troubles and indifferent form, Pakistan will reach the quarterfinal of Cricket World Cup, former skipper Muhammad Yousuf predicted on Tuesday.
 
Irfan, Misbah improves in ICC ranking
KARACHI, Mar 2 (APP): Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq climbed two place following his stubborn knock of 73 runs against Zimbabwe in their ICC Cricket World Cup match in Brisbane on Sunday.
 
Archive
Latest News
ECP orders PTI to submit detailed response by March 17 on PTI financ... - Fake lady doctor involved in immoral activities to be brought to boo... - Khawja terms horse trading impediment in democracy promotion - Measures being taken speedily under NAP: CM - Restoring peace, rehab of tribal people top priorities of govt: Gove... - SC seeks ECP notifications over LB polls schedule in three provinces
PAF attains night time attack capability: PAF Chief PDF Print E-mail
SHAHBAZ AIR BASE June 27 (APP): With the induction of latest version of F-16 aircraft, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has achieved the capability to carry out all-weather night time operations, said Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman here on Sunday. Addressing the formal handing over ceremony of three Block 52 C/D version of F-16 aircraft by the US at the newly developed base near Jacobabad, Chief of Air Staff said this technology will not only eliminate our existing limitations of precision night operations but also enable the PAF to meet its mission more effectively.
“The mission of the PAF is to Maintain Peace with Honor in the Region: should this primary effort of maintaining peace fail, we will use our resources including these aircraft to defend our country  against any internal or external threats.”
General Norton A Schwartz, Chief of Staff, United States Air Force (USAF), especially visited Pakistan to attend the handing over ceremony.
US Ambassador to Pakistan Anne W. Patterson, Vice Admiral Michael LeFever, US Defence Representative in Pakistan along with other senior PAF, USAF, civil and military officials were also present on the occasion. Lt Gen Hostage of USAF (Centcom) handed over the documents of the newly inducted aircraft to Air Marshal Mohammad Hasan, Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Operations), PAF.
The newly manufactured aircraft by Lokheed Martin had reached Pakistan on Saturday.      
Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar termed the handing over of the aircraft to Pakistan a happy augury as the deal for supply of these aircraft by the US was signed back in 2006, but it became controversial at the hands of critics on both sides.
However, he said of late it matured following efforts put in by the “good people” living in both the friendly countries.  
Later, talking to media-persons, he said other countries in the region had already such type of aircraft available with them while acquiring of latest F-16 aircraft by Pakistan has brought back the balance of power in the region.
The Chief of Air Staff while addressing the gathering said that PAF men made round the clock efforts to complete the Shahbaz Base as a fully fledged air base, which only a year back was being used as a forward operation base.
“PAF Base, Shahbaz has been developed into a modern Base capable of handling state-of-the-art and most modern fighter aircraft of the world in less than a year.”
Completion of this task in a record time reflects the spirit of PAF, which is used to working against heavy odds and meeting the assigned tasks within the available limited resources. These new aircraft will begin a new era of hi-tech environment in the PAF. 
As far as the overhauling and up-gradation of existing F-16 aircraft is concerned, he said initially 14 aircraft from the existing fleet of PAF would be upgraded with the US assistance as a team of technicians, engineers and experts had already been working to transfer the up-gradation and repair skills to their Pakistani counterparts.
This handing over has formally started the delivery of the fleet of 18 F-16 C/D Block 52 fighter aircraft to Pakistan. PAF would receive these state-of-the-art aircraft from the US Government in different batches.
The delivery of all the 18 aircraft would complete by the end of this year.  In addition to delivery of 18 aircraft by US, he said the friendly country would also help Pakistan in upgrading existing lot of F-16 aircraft matching to the latest version of the fighting falcons.
The Chief of Air Staff also announced an uplift package for the people of Jacobabad according to which PAF would immediately provide three water filtration plants, besides constructing a hospital and school in the area.
 

 

Grievance Commissioner Wafaqi Mohtasib
Grievance Commissioner Wafaqi Mohtasib
Budget 2014-2015
Federal Budget
Highlights 2014-2015
Punjab Budget
Sindh Budget
KPK Budget
Balochistan Budget
A.J.K Budget
Gilgit Baltistan Budget
Elections 2013
Elections 2013 News
Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct
Manifestos of Parties
Manifestos of Political Parties
Economic Survey
Economic Survey 2013-2014
Presidential address to the joint sitting of parliament
Presidential address to the joint sitting of parliament
Profiles
Profile of the President
Profile of Prime Minister
Profiles of Chairman and deputy Chairman Senate
Profiles of Speakers and Deputy Speakers
Profile of Governors
Profiles of Chief Ministers
Profiles of Federal Ministers
Portfolios of Federal Ministers
Portfolios of Provincial Ministers
Parlimentary Proceedings
National Assembly
Senate
Latest News