ISLAMABAD, Sep 30 (APP): The groundbreaking ceremony of Younusabad project was held at PAF Base Samungli on Friday.
Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff,
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) along with the chief guest, former Air Chief of PAF Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafiq Butt unveiled the plaque of the project to mark the foundation laying of Younusabad, said a PAF press release.
In consonance with the aim to set up model villages throughout the country, Rashidabad Memorial Welfare Organization (RMWO) in collaboration with PAF has launched the project with the name of Yunusabad in Baluchistan.
The project is located along the Samungli Road, Quetta close to PAF Base Samungli on an area of over 130 acres land gifted by PAF.
The project is named Yunusabad after the first Shaheed of the 1965 war, Flt Lt Yunus Hussain, Sitara e Jurat (SJ).
The project has been launched with an aim to eliminate illiteracy and eradicate poverty in the rural areas of Baluchistan.
It will have educational, healthcare, vocational training centres and socio economic facilities under one roof for the underprivileged and poor of the area.
The proceedings of the ceremony commenced with a briefing on the Yunusabad project given by Air Cdre Shabir Ahmed (Retd), President of RMWO.
Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Tahir Rafiq Butt, the former Chief of
the Air staff of PAF was the chief guest of the ceremony.
Addressing on the occasion he said the entire nation greatly
appreciates PAF’s endeavors in nation building and Yunusabad project, indeed, is a significant step in the same direction.
He said Yunusabad is the second project by RMWO that has
already set up a state of the art facility at Rashidabad in rural
Sindh, which is a source of pride not only for PAF but for the
Air Chief on the occasion paid rich tribute to the supreme
sacrifice rendered by Flt Lt Yunus Hussain (Shaheed), SJ during 1965 War and termed him as the role model for all the PAF airmen of today.
He said the PAF would provide firm support to Yunusabad project and ensure that the project is completed in
He said the aim of this project is to provide local populace with an opportunity to build a dignified future for
them so that they become useful citizens of Pakistan.
He said the establishment of a modern and sophisticated
school and college with health and vocational training facilities is welcome news for the area.
The event was also attended by Principal Staff Officers of
PAF. Begum Flt Lt Yunus (Shaheed), was the guest of honour of the ceremony.
At the end, the Air Chief presented a memento to the chief
guest and Begum Flt Lt Yunus Hussain (Shaheed), SJ.