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Three PAF officers promoted

Updated July 04, 2018

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ISLAMABAD: The government has promoted Air Vice Marshal Syed Noman Ali, Air Vice Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar and Air Vice Marshal Javad Saeed to the rank of Air Marshal.

Air Marshal Noman Ali was commissioned in GD (P) branch of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in April 1986. He is a qualified flying instructor. During his career, he has commanded Combat Commanders School and an operational air base. In recognition of his meritorious services, he has been awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Tamgha-i- Imtiaz (Military), according to a PAF press release issued on Tuesday.

Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar was commissioned in PAF’s GD (P) branch in April 1986. During his career, he has commanded a fighter squadron, an operational air base and regional air command.

In his staff appointments, he has served as Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operation Research and Development), Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Training Officers) and Director General Projects at Air Headquarters, Islamabad.

He has also served as Additional Secretary at the Ministry of Defence. He is a graduate of Combat Commanders School, Air War College and Royal College of Defence Studies, UK.

Air Marshal Javad Saeed was commissioned in PAF’s GD (P) branch in November 1986. During his career, he has commanded a fighter squadron, fighter wing, an operational air base and regional air command.

In his staff appointments, he has served as Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) and Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Operations) at Air Headquarters, Islamabad. He is a graduate of Combat Commanders School, Air War College and National Defence University.

Published in Dawn, July 4th, 2018