Defence Day Celebrated At PAF Base

Defence Day celebrated at PAF base

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -6th Sept,2016) : A special ceremony was held at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base here on Tuesday to celebrate the Defence Day with zeal and fervor. A static display was arranged at PAF Base, whereas an aerial display by PAF fighter jets enthralled the visitors.

Ultra light and aero-modeling aircraft display was also source of enthusiasm for the spectators. The PAF aircraft including JF-Q7 Thunder, F-16 Mirage and F-7P, in addition to ground support and other auxiliary equipments were put on display.

Stalls include Pakistan Air Force Women Association, PAF Books, Aviation Art Gallery, Historical War Pictures and other souvenirs and documentary films about the PAF history were also shown. The Students from various educational institutes of the city were also invited to witness the aerial and ground display of the PAF aircraft and equipment.

Earlier, addressing on the occasion as a chief guest, Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafique Rajwana said that 6 September was a milestone in the history of Pakistan when Pakistan Army and the whole nation courageously defended the homeland against the enemy attack.

He said that Pakistan armed forces have witnessed commendable success in the operation Zarb-e-Azb, adding that the operation has improved the security situation in the country for which the nation pays rich tribute to brave and heroic personnel of armed forces.

The Governor said "our brave armed forces had given a clear message to the enemy about the independence of the country on September 6 in 1965". He said that the nation is proud of its armed forces that rendered great sacrifices for safeguarding the motherland in the 1965 war.

"We have attained self-reliance in production of advanced weapons", he maintained. Air Officer Commanding, Central Air Command, PAF Air Vice Marshal Jawad Saeed also spoke on the occasion and Base Commander PAF Base Lahore Air Commodore Salman Mehboob, a large number of retired PAF Officers, JCOs, NCOs and airmen of PAF civil/military officers and other dignitaries were also attended the event.