Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Air Chief Marshal, Tahir Rafique Butt Tuesday said that PAF was operationally ready to take on whatever challenge comes its way and the ongoing operation 'Zarb e Azb' was the live example of its operational readiness. He made this remarks while addressing the PAF Annual Safety Review for the year-2014 at Air Headquarters here.
The review was presided over by the Chief of the Air Staff, and was attended by Principal Staff Officers, Regional Commanders and the supervisors from the field. Addressing the audience the Air Chief further said, "We have moved forward by leaps and bounds in terms of flight safety and our operational preparedness is a manifestation of comprehensive safety culture which translates into preservation of valuable assets. We in PAF take pride in quality training which has been the hallmark of Pakistan Air Force ever since its inception".
The Air Chief also lauded the efforts put in by the commanders and supervisors in the field. Operational activities of PAF are examined in the Annual Safety Review. The forum is also used to carry out an in depth study of the standards of flight and ground safety in PAF. PAF Base Shahbaz was awarded the coveted Rahim Khan Inter Base Flight Safety Trophy for overall best performance during the last year.