KARACHI: Pakistan Air Force day is being celebrated across the country today to pay homage to the martyrs of PAF in defending the country during the Indo-Pak War in 1965.
A notable event of the war was that Pakistan Air Force flying ace Muhammad Mahmood Alam shot down five planes of Indian Air Force in less than a minute.
In Karachi, a ceremony was held at the grave of Rashid Minhas Shaheed Nishan-e-Haider to pay tribute on his great sacrifice and exemplary courage.
Air Vice Marshal Ahsan Rafique and brother of Rashid Minhas, Anjum Minhas laid floral wreaths at the grave and offered fateha.
A smart contingent of the jawans of PAF and a contingent of Masroor Air Base presented salute to the Shaheed Pilot.
Speaking on the occasion, Air Vice Marshal Ahsan Rafique said Pakistan Air Force has proved its mettle in every battle.