A grand ceremony was held at the Pakistan Air Force Academy in Risalpur on Wednesday night to celebrate the renaming of the academy after Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan, who was the first Muslim Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan Air Force.

The aviation cadets of PAF Academy presented a parade at the event where Asghar Khan was the chief guest.

A short documentary encompassing the Khan's career was also shown during the ceremony.

Later on, Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan unveiled the plaque of PAF Academy Asghar Khan.

"Air Marshal Asghar Khan is a man of high integrity and character who served the nation with his visionary leadership and earnestly worked for the upgradation and improvement of Pakistan Air Force," Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said as he addressed the ceremony.

"Renaming of this prestigious institution after him is a befitting tribute to legendary," the air chief said.

The ceremony was attended by the former air chiefs, war veterans and a large number of retired and serving senior officers.

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