Development of Pakistan Air Force Base Bholari will further strengthen the country’s aerial defence: Defence Minister

Karachi, December 09, 2015 (PPI-OT):An earth breaking ceremony of PAF Base Bholari was held today. Mr. Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Federal Minister for Defence was the Chief Guest at the occasion. Mr Qaim Ali Shah Chief Minister of Sindh and Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force were also present at the occasion.

In his address the chief guest said, “The Government of Pakistan and entire nation are proud of PAF’s dedication and devotion to the task of aerial defence, supporting sister services and the nation in different circumstances”.

He further said that “I am glad that the leadership of PAF is fully mindful of the dynamic role of Air Power and challenges of 21st century. The Government is also fully cognizant of the needs and requirements of its Air Force and is committed to address all those requirements. I am sure, the development of this Base will bring along an era of progress to the area. Many civilian young men and women will get employment”.

The Air Chief in his address said, “This earth breaking ceremony marks an event of strategic significance in defence of Pakistan. A PAF Base at Bholari was one of the much needed and long awaited operational requirements of PAF. While Pakistan armed forces are continuously engaged in eliminating menace of terrorism, we must remain cognizant of the conventional threat. PAF and other services are fully aware of thier responsibilities on multiple fronts”.

Air Marshal Ashfaque Arain, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Admin) gave the opening address and briefed the audience about the history of the project and significance of PAF Base Bholari. Later, the Chief Guest unveiled the plaque, offered fateha and planted a tree. The event was attended by a large number of dignitaries from Government and civil organizations and high ranking officers from the Armed Forces.

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