KARACHI: The government on Friday promoted four Pakistan Air Force (PAF) officers to the rank of air vice marshal (AVM).

The promoted officers include AVM Khalid Mehmood, AVM Asad Amir Pirzada, AVM Salman Abbas Shah and AM Mohammad Irfan.

AVM Mehmood was commissioned in GD(P) Branch of PAF in May, 1991. During his career, he has commanded a fighter squadron, a flying wing and an operational air base. He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).

AVM Pirzada was commissioned in the Enginee­ring Branch of PAF in May, 1991. He has served as director network bases at Air Headquarters, Islam­abad and commandant CAE, PAF Academy, Asghar Khan. He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).

AVM Shah was commissioned in PAF’s Engineering Branch in May, 1991. He has commanded an engineering wing and served as managing director of Mirage Rebuild Factory, Kamra. He has also served as assistant chief of the air staff (Aircraft Engineering) at Air Headquarters, Islamabad. He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).

AVM Irfan was commissioned in the Engineering Branch of PAF in May, 1991. During his career, he has served as the deputy managing director of JF-17 project at Kamra. He has also served as deputy managing director at Avionics Production Factory, Kamra. He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).

Published in Dawn, June 12th, 2021

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