Spectacular Air Show adds colours to Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations

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Air Show in Pakistan

By Muhammad Luqman
Pakistan Air Force organized an Air Show in Islamabad on Monday to mark the 71st Independence Day celebrations of the South Asian nation.
The special appearance of ‘Solo Turk’ — the famous aerobatic team of the Turkish Air Force — and the internationally acclaimed ‘Saudi Hawks’ of Royal Saudi Air Force alongside PAF jets added colour to the event.
The air show was witnessed by President Mamnoon Hussain, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Sohail Aman, senior civil and military officials, as well as a large number of people.
The PAF and army’s Puma, Augusta and Mi-17 helicopters in addition to F-16 and JF-17 Thunder fighters participated in the event .Commandoes displayed an air drop and fly-past from the helicopters.
Addressing the participants after the event at the closing ceremony, the air chief said he is proud that pilots from Turkey and Saudi Arabia participated in today’s air show.
ACM Aman also expressed gratitude at the presence of China’s vice premier in Islamabad for the Independence Day celebrations.
Air Show was organized in the port city of Karachi in connection with Pakistan’s Independence Day celebrations.
The event was attended by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Corps Commander Lt Gen Shahid Baig Mirza. The PAF’s JF-17 and F-16 fighter jets participated in the air show, along with other types of aircraft.

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