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PAF has stood shoulder to shoulder with entire nation: PM Nawaz

17 October, 2014

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured full support for future development plans of Pakistan Air Force.

He gave the assurance during a meeting with Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt at Air Headquarters in Islamabad on Thursday.

Matters pertaining to internal and external security were discussed during the meeting. He was also given a comprehensive brief on the operational readiness of Pakistan Air Force and the role played during operation Zerb-e-Azb.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister was given a comprehensive briefing on the operational readiness of Pakistan Air Force and the role played during operation Zarb-e-Azb. The Prime Minister lauded the lead role played by the air force during Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

Nawaz Sharif expressed satisfaction over completion of upgradation programs and induction of new equipment in the PAF.

Sharif arrived on a scheduled visit to Air Headquarters, Islamabad today. He was received by Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air force. On his arrival, a smartly turned out contingent presented guard of Honour. The Prime Minister laid a floral wreath at martyrs' monument and he was also introduced to the Principal Staff Officers at the Air Headquarters.

The Prime Minister lauded the lead role played by PAF for law enforcement during operation Zerb-e-Azb.

The Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction on completion of upgradation programs and induction of new equipment. The PM assured full support of Govt for future development plans of PAF. The Prime Minister was also briefed about the Nation Building Measures taken by PAF in the form of education and sports.

Pakistan Air Force has worked relentlessly in rescue and relief for the victims of recent flood in Punjab and Sindh region. PAF has always stood shoulder to shoulder with the entire nation in helping Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan.

Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif also accompanied the Prime Minister.

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