PESHAWAR, Oct 12: Governor Barrister Masood Kausar has advised the young pilot officers and aviation cadets of Pakistan Air Force to make constant endeavours for promoting their professional expertise. “The PAF will continue to provide you ample opportunities to achieve the objective of professionalism and achieving the highest standard of military leadership,” the governor said while speaking as chief guest at the convocation of graduating cadets of the 127th general duty pilot and 85th air defence courses at the PAF Academy, Risalpur, on Wednesday.
According to a handout here, the governor also asked the graduating officers to broaden their mental horizon through extensive reading and intellectual pursuits. “Intellect is the power of mind, which enables one to be inspiring and creative in evolving new and better principles and practices,” he remarked.
According to the statement, the coveted Asghar Hussain Trophy went to pilot officer Mohammad Maaz Abdullah for achieving overall distinctive position. He also won the trophy for excelling in Aero-Sciences subjects whereas Sergeant Khalid Shams clinched the trophy for being adjudged as the best aviation cadet of the 85th Air Defence Course.
Pilot officer Mohammad Abdullah Muzzammil excelled in humanities subjects and got the trophy. Deputy chief of air staff (training), vice chancellor of the University of Peshawar and faculty members of the academy were also present on this occasion.
The governor said that over the years the PAF had maintained the traditions of courage, enterprise and high professionalism. He exhorted the young officers to put in their best to add new chapters of bravery and patriotism to this saga of valour of the force.
“I am sure that as true Muslims you will spare no sacrifice in defending the country in all circumstances,” he said.
Mr Kausar asked the young aviators to acquire knowledge and enable themselves to handle the latest technologies with confidence.