PAF Bholari New Operational Air Base Karachi Update:
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Monday the 25th December 2017 inaugurated its newly established Bholari airbase, called by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman “a project of strategic significance for capacity enhancement of the PAF”.
PAF Bholari New Operational Air Base Karachi was inaugurated on the birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam to show reverence to the father of the nation, said a statement by the PAF.
PAF says that to show reverence to the father of our nation, this landmark event has been arranged on his birth anniversary. The great Quaid had chalked out a future vision for the PAF, when he directed the PAF rank and file to make it a potent air force, second to none.
Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, the Chief of Air Staff, was the chief guest on the occasion. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah also attended the ceremony as guest of honour.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of PAF Bholari New Operational Air Base Karachi as the chief guest, the air chief highlighted the importance of the new facility and called it a significant addition to the force’s overall operational capacity.
“Indeed, PAF Base Bholari is a project of strategic significance for capacity enhancement of Pakistan Air Force in the operational domain both overland as well as at sea.”
“With the establishment of the base, PAF would be able to support the land operations of Pak Army more efficiently. More so, PAF Base Bholari would also augment and supplement the very important maritime operations carried out by Pak Navy.”
He further said that besides providing aerial defence to the motherland, the PAF Bholari New Operational Air Base Karachi would also play a key role in the socio-economic uplift of adjoining areas by providing state-of-the-art health services, quality education and employment to the locals.
The PAF Bholari New Operational Air Base Karachi — located northeast of Karachi — is a significant milestone that will not only strengthen the defence of Karachi and coastline but also provide aerial support to Pakistan Army and Navy for their land and sea operations, respectively.
The chief guest unveiled the new emblem of the PAF Base Bholari to inaugurate the newly established base.
Four F-16 aircraft presented a flypast to welcome the worthy guests. To make the event memorable, solo aerobatics display of F-16 aircraft was also presented at the occasion.
The Air Chief visited the various newly constructed facilities and infrastructure of the base. He also interacted with the airmen, while visiting flight line of the squadron.
The ceremony was attended by Principal Staff Officers of PAF, senior officers of Defense forces and a large number of dignitaries from Government and civil organizations.