Monday, November 12, 2007

Mission statement

Mission statement

Pakistan Air Force Logo
Pakistan Air Force Logo

The primary mission statement of the PAF was given by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan during his address to the passing out cadets of the Pakistan Air Force Academy Risalpur on 13th April, 1948. His following statement has been taken as an article of faith by all coming generations of PAF personnel:[1]

A country without a strong air force is at the mercy of any aggressor, Pakistan must build up her Air Force as quickly as possible, it must be an efficient Air Force, second to none...

But the present scenario has forced and enabled the Force to come up with an improved and up-to-date Mission Statement:

Pakistan Air Force

Joint Services Parade in 2005
Service branches Pakistan Army

Pakistan Air Force
Pakistan Navy
Pakistan Coast Guard
Pakistan Paramilitary Forces
Pakistan Strategic Nuclear Command

Headquarters Rawalpindi
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Tariq Majid
Secretary of Defense Kamran Rasool
Chief of Army Staff General Pervez Musharraf
Military age 16-49 years old [47]
Available for
military service
39,028,014 males, age 16-49 (2007 est.),
36,779,584 females, age 16-49 (2007 est.)
Fit for
military service
29,428,747 males, age 16-49 (2007 est.),
28,391,887 females, age 16-49 (2007 est.)
Reaching military
age annually
1,969,055 males (2007 est.),
1,849,254 females (2007 est.)
Active personnel 619,000 (ranked 7th)
Reserve personnel 528,500
Budget $4.26 billion (ranked 39th)
Percent of GDP 4.5 (2006 est.)
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Pakistan Air Force (Urdu: پاک فضائیہ, Pak Faza'ya) is the Aviation branch of the Pakistan armed forces and is responsible for defending Pakistani air-space from intrusions. It also provides air support for ground