6 Air Commodores promoted to rank of Air Vice Marshal

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ISLAMABAD, July 5 (APP): The government of has promoted Air
Commodore Muhammad Athar Shams, Air Commodore Aamir Masood, Air Commodore Sarfraz Khan, Air Commodore Nadeem Tariq, Air Commodore Fawad Yunus Hussain and Air Commodore Shahab Shafqat to the rank of Air Vice Marshal.

According to a press release of Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Vice
Marshal Muhammad Athar Shams was commissioned in GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in April, 1987. He is a qualified Flying Instructor.
During his illustrious career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron,
a Fighter Wing and an Operational Air Base.

In his staff appointments, he has served as Deputy Director Infra
(Installation) and Senior Staff Officer (Operations) at Northern Air
Command.

He has also served as Air Attache to Saudi Arabia. He is a graduate
of Combat Commanders’ School, National Defence University and Armed Forces Staff College (Malaysia). He holds Master’s degree in War Studies & Defence Management. He is a recipient of Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military).

Air Vice Marshal Aamir Masood was commissioned in GD (P) Branch
of Pakistan Air Force in January, 1988.

During his illustrious career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron,
a Fighter Wing and an Operational Air Base. In his staff appointments, he has served as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Safety) at Air Headquarters.

He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Air War College
and National Defence University. He holds Master’s degree in Strategic
Studies and MS Degree in Defence Analysis (USA). He is a recipient of
Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Sitara-i-Basalat.

Air Vice Marshal Sarfraz Khan was commissioned in GD (P) Branch
of Pakistan Air Force in January, 1988.

During his illustrious career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron,
a Fighter Wing and an Operational Air Base. He has also served as Senior Air Staff Officer at Central Air Command. In his staff appointments, he has served as Director Operations and Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations) at Air Headquarters.

He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Air War College,
General Staff College (Germany) and National Security Course from Canada.
He holds Master’s degree in Strategic Studies. He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).

Air Vice Marshal Nadeem Tariq was commissioned in Engineering
Branch of Pakistan Air Force in April, 1987.

During his illustrious career, he has served as Chief Engineer and Director JF-17 Co-Production Project.

Presently, he is serving as Deputy Managing Director (JF-17
Project) at Aircraft Manufacturing Factory, Kamra. He holds Master’s
Degree in Aerospace Engineering from China and participated in Design/ Development of JF-17 aircraft. He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).

Air Vice Marshal Fawad Yunus Hussain was commissioned in
Engineering Branch of Pakistan Air Force in April, 1987. During his
illustrious career, has commanded an Engineering Wing and also served as Director Weapon System Management (Mirage). Presently he is serving as Managing Director at Mirage Rebuild Factory, Kamra. He holds Master’s Degree in National Security & War Studies from National Defence University.

He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).

Air Vice Marshal Shahab Shafqat was commissioned in Engineering
Branch of Pakistan Air Force in January, 1988. During his illustrious career, has commanded an Engineering Depot and also served as Director Avionics at Air Headquarters. Presently he is serving as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Electronics) at Air Headquarters. He holds Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from Air War College. He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).