ISLAMABAD: Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan is all set to take up the office of the chief of air staff after serving Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman retires on March 18.
The announcement was made by the government on Friday.
Earlier the Ministry of Defence had sent a list of named to the prime minister for the appointment.
Born on December 23, 1962 Air Marshal Khan was commissioned in GD (P) Branch of PAF in December 1983.
He is the recipient of the coveted Sword of Honour, Best Pilot Trophy and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gold Medal from PAF Academy Asghar Khan.
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During his tenure of service, he has held various Command and Staff appointments including Command of a Fighter Squadron, a Tactical Attack Wing, Base Commander of two elite F-16 Bases and Air Officer Commanding of Regional Air Command.
Air Marshal Khan is also a qualified Flying Instructor and graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Command and Staff College, Jordan, Air War College, Faisal and National Defence University, Islamabad.
He has also served as Personal Staff Officer to Chief of the Air Staff, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations), Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) and Director General C4I at Air Headquarters, Islamabad.
Presently, he is holding two appointments as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Support) and Director General Air Force Strategic Command at Air Headquarters, Islamabad. The Air Officer has flown various training and fighter aircraft including F-16, F-6, FT-5, T-37 and MFI-17.
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In recognition of his meritorious services, he has been awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military).
Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor took to Twitter to congratulate Air Marshal Khan.
Congrats to Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan on appointment as Chief of Air Staff Pakistan Air Force. Best wishes from Pakistan Armed Forces. Good luck for carrying forward the baton.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) March 16, 2018