SARGODHA: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has appreciated the high morale of the aerial defenders of the country and expressed satisfaction on the operational readiness of Pakistan Air Force.
He was interacting with the combat Air and Ground crew of the squadron at Operational Air Base of Pakistan Air Force in Sargodha on Saturday.
During his visit, the Prime Minister also flew an exercise training mission in F-16 aircraft of the elite No 9 multirole squadron. The Air Chief, sitting in another F-16 aircraft also participated in the training mission.
It was the first time in the history of Pakistan that a Prime Minister participated in a flying mission sitting in the rear cockpit of a fighter jet.
The Prime Minister also visited newly established Airpower Center of Excellence and attended a briefing on the ongoing exercise.
He was also informed that the first ever multinational exercise is going to be held in October this year which would be participated by the personnel from 19 air forces.
The Prime Minister took keen interest in the Aviation City project, which has been established in Kamra to bring in an innovative approach in the field of aviation.