QUETTA, Feb 28 (APP):Pakistan Air Force (PAF) achieved another milestone, as a new multirole squadron, equipped with
Pakistan’s Pride JF-17 Thunder, was raised at PAF Base Samungli, Quetta on Wednesday.
The squadron has been number plated as No 28 Multirole Squadron.
A grand ceremony was
held at the base to mark this historic event. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman,
Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the Chief Guest at the occasion.
The Air Chief reviewed a smartly turned out guard of honour by the personnel of the Base.
He awarded the squadron emblem to Wing Commander Amir Imran Cheema, Officer
Commanding No 28 Multirole Squadron.
To make this event memorable, a four ship formation of JF-17 Thunders presented a fly
past over the venue.
Addressing at the occasion, the Air Chief said, “We totally understand the kind of conspiracies
the enemies of Pakistan continue to hatch but our resolve is very firm and response very clear.
He said we are peace loving nation but we do not want anybody to interfere into our airspace and
“We have done whatever is humanly possible on fighting the menace of terrorism and Allah has rewarded
our efforts by restoring peace in the country”, he added.
He noted Reversal is not an option for us”.
The Air Chief said, “From now on, No 28 MR Squadron, equipped with Pakistan’s Pride JF-17,
has the responsibility of providing day and night aerial defence of the country,
especially along the western borders of Pakistan.
He said he is confident that No 28 Squadron would create the desired strategic balance in a most
befitting manner and we want to maintain peace with honour in the region,
especially during these uncertain and challenging times.
I want to assure the nation that despite all
odds, our resolve shall remain unshakable and we shall defend our motherland
against any aerial aggression”, he added.
He added, “Baluchistan is a great
province and has significant value for all of us and its people are friendly,
loyal to the country and have always given their best for the development of
“The development of CPEC is a milestone and
will turn In Sha Allah not only the history and face of Baluchistan but the
entire country and i am very glad that No 28 Squadron takes its birth today in
Baluchistan”, he said.