RAWALPINDI: Pakistan and Jordan have agreed to optimise military to military ties, particularly in training and counter-terrorism domain.
The decision came during a meeting between Jordan’s Chief of Staff Strategic Planning and Defence Resources Major General Nassar Al Athamneh and army chief General Qamar Bajwa at the GHQ in Rawalpindi on Monday, said a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations. Matters of mutual and professional interest with special emphasis on defence and security collaboration between the two brotherly countries were discussed,” the communique added. Meanwhile, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force (PAF) laid the foundation stone of PAF Airmen Academy at PAF Base Korangi Creek on Monday.
Speaking at the occasion, the Air Chief said PAF had always focused on imparting quality training to the airmen, who were considered to be the backbone of PAF human resource, a news release said.
He was expressing his resolve on this momentous occasion in the history of Pakistan Air Force (PAF). Air Chief Mujahid Anwar said existing airmen training model needed revamping to make it at par with PAF Academy Asghar Khan, which was a premier training institution of officers’ cadre.
The Air Chief went on to say that in this centralized institution, airmen of various trades and expertise would be trained in technical and non-technical disciplines under one umbrella. He reiterated his resolve of making it a reputed institution which would also offer quality training to the airmen from friendly air forces. High ranking civil and defence forces officers and a large number of PAF personnel attended the ceremony.
Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan unveiled the plaque of this unique institution to mark this historic event.—ISPR