Air War College show-cases Pakistan’s real potential
CHIEF of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has expressed pride in declaring that our training institutions have been contributing immensely to prepare PAF personnel to cope with future challenges in a confident and professional manner. Addressing convocation of Air War College in Karachi, he emphasized that PAF places highest premium on quality training, which is inevitable for achieving excellence.
The statement of the Air Chief is backed by ground realities as Pakistan Air Force has produced one of the finest professionals in the world. It is because of quality of the manpower that PAF is rated high among air forces of the globe. The very fact that in Friday’s ceremony apart from graduates of PAF, Pakistan Army and Pakistan Navy, officers from ten different friendly countries including BD, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa were there, is a testimony of professional confidence of other countries in capabilities of PAF to impart quality training and knowledge. This is despite the fact that the country faces both visible and invisible hurdles and technological barriers. The graduation ceremony, in fact, was reflective of Pakistan’s leading role in the region and in the Muslim world as centre of excellence in many respects. In the past, Pakistan earned great respect because of shining performance in different spheres of life including PIA, banking industry and diplomacy but with the passage of time things started deteriorating because of apathy and lack of required level of commitment. Our mastery over complicated nuclear and missile technology clearly shows that the country can perform wonders if our institutions are provided enabling environment to flourish.
DETRACTORS of Pakistan, their proxies around it and the liberal secular ‘enlightened moderates’ within the country must be wonder-struck by the unprecedented homage to the departed soul of Amjad Fareed Sabri, a 39-year old devotional vocalist in praise of the Prophet (SAW), as he won his place in the Heavens with his last premonition-bound prayer over a TV Show prior to being slain by the mindless agents of forces inimical to Islam. No wonder none of them uttered a word to condemn the cold-blooded murder. The paid assassins and their handlers must also have seen the bounties of their blunder reaped by the departed soul who was given a rousing sendoff world wide before being lowered in his last abode because he was an emblem of peace, love and compassion for all mankind.
In hitting Amjad Sabri who was a messenger for global peace, and who in life had won nothing but friends, had not damaged a leaf nor broken a twig leave alone hurt any human being and had no political or ethnic leanings, the forces of evil have only further established who they were working for under the smokescreen of Jehad and in the process tarnishing the image of the great Faith. Had they been waging true Jehad as Holy warriors, they would like the Afghan Taliban, have valiantly resisted foreign invaders and not sheepishly attacked their own country assets, places of worship, shrines, schools, innocent men women and