ISLAMABAD – Air Marshal Sohail Aman has been appointed by President, recommended by Prime Minister, as a new Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force, PakistanTribe reported.
Air Marshal Sohail Aman will take command on Thursday after Air Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt’s retires from the office. The new CAS has been promoted on the recommendation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Air Marshal Sohail Aman completed his graduation from Combat Commanders’ School, Air War College and Kings College (London). He has also served as air officer commanding of a regional air command and Deputy Chief of Air Staff (training) at the Air Headquarters in Islamabad.
Air Marshal Sohail Aman was commissioned in the Pakistan Air Force in November 1980 in GD (P) Branch. During his career, he has commanded a fighter squadron, a fighter wing and an operational airbase.
According to the televised Media Reports, former Air Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt was welcomed warmly and his services were given a great tribute.
The names for the new Chief Air Staff (CAS) that were presented before the prime minister included Air Marshal Muhammad Jamshaid Khan, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff Support (DCAS-S), Air Marshal Sohail Aman, Deputy Chief of Air Staff (DCAS-Operation) and Air Marshal Sohail Gul Khan.
Earlier it was said that Air Marshal Sohail Gul Khan is likely to be appointed as new air chief. However, Air Marshal Sohail Aman has been ranked as the CAS.
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