The Pakistan Air Force, as an all-inclusive branch of the armed forces, has recruited a minority Hindu youth as a general duty pilot.
Hailing from the impoverished Tharparkar region of Sindh, Rahul Dev has become the first from his community to achieve the coveted position in the PAF.
For the first time in #Pakistan’s history, a #Hindu youth named Rahul Dev ( belonging to Tharparkar district )has been recruited as a general duty pilot officer in Pakistan Air Force— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) May 6, 2020
Last year, Kainat Junaid become the first woman from Khyber-Pakthunkhwa (K-P) to have been selected for fighter pilot training in PAF.
In a historic first, K-P girl selected to become PAF fighter pilot
Hailing from Lower Dir’s Balambat area, Kainat not only secured the top position in PAF’s test for GDP, but has also become Pakistan’s first female fighter pilot to serve the country alongside her father.
Kainat’s father Squadron Leader Ahmed Junaid said his longstanding desire of watching his daughter become a fighter pilot has been fulfilled.
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