Two air officers promoted as Air Marshal, 2 as Air Vice-Marshal

04 Jul, 2016 11:48 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Government of Pakistan has promoted Air Vice Marshal Arshad Malik and Air Vice Marshal Aasim Zaheer to the rank of Air Marshal and Air Commodore Muhammad Zahid Mehmood and Air Commodore Noor Abbas to the rank of Air Vice-Marshal.

Air Marshal Arshad Malik was commissioned in GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in December 1983. During his illustrious career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron, a Fighter Wing, an Operational Air Base and a Regional Air Command. In his staff appointments, he has served as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (OR&D), Chief Project Director JF-17 and Deputy Chairman, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex. He has also served as Personal Staff Officer to Chief of the Air Staff. Presently he is serving as Chairman, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra. He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, National Defence University and Air Command & Staff College, USA. He holds a Master’s degree in War Studies. He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).

Air Marshal Aasim Zaheer was commissioned in GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in November, 1984. He is a qualified flying instructor. During his outstanding career, he has commanded a fighter squadron, an Operational Air Base and PAF Academy, Risalpur. In his staff appointments he has served as Deputy Director Operations (F-16) and Chief Project Director (CPD) Falcon.

He has also served as Air Attaché to France. Presently he is serving at Air Headquarters as Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Administration). He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, National Defence University and General Staff College, Germany. He holds a Master’s degree in War Studies. He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-i-Basalat.


Air Vice-Marshal Muhammad Zahid Mahmood was commissioned in GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in April, 1987. He is a qualified flying instructor. During his illustrious career, he has commanded Combat Commanders’ School (F-7), Combat Commanders’ School and an Operational Air Base. In his staff appointments, he has served as Director Plans and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans) at Air Headquarters. He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Air War College, National Defence University and Air Command & Staff College (USA). He holds Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from National Defence University. He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).

Air Vice-Marshal Noor Abbas was commissioned in Engineering Branch of Pakistan Air Force in September, 1985. During his illustrious career, he has commanded an Engineering Wing. In his staff appointments, he has served as Director Weapon System Management (F-7) and Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Aircraft Engineering) at Air Headquarters. Presently he is serving as Managing Director Aircraft Rebuild Factory at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (USA). He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).




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