Pak wishes to maintain peaceful relations with int’l community: Kh Asif

16 Feb, 2017 2:37 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Defense Minister Khawaja Asif has on Thursday said that Pakistan is a peace-loving country and wishes to maintain peaceful relations with international community especially with neighbors.

Addressing the ceremony to mark handing over of JF-17 Thunder jets to Pakistan Air Force at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex Kamra on Thursday, he said that the government is committed to fund the PAF’s operational readiness especial its JF-17 program in future as well.

The minister lauded the great role PAF has played in operation Zarb-e-Azb. This has not only brought peace and normalcy to the country, but also put Pakistan on a fast economic track.

Khawaja Asif thanked China for its support in co-production of JF-17 Thunder aircraft.

In his address, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said JF-17 fighter jets have the capability comparable to any advanced fourth generation aircraft across the world.

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Amman was also present.

Earlier, the Defense Minister inspected the guard of honor followed by an impressive fly-past. He also reviewed the newly fighter jets.

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