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Hakeemullah Khan Durrani

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President  Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Name  Hakeemullah Durrani
Allegiance  Pakistan
Succeeded by  Farooq Feroze Khan
Preceded by  Jamal A. Khan

Prime Minister  Benazir Bhutto Nawaz Sharif
Born  October 15, 1935 (age 80) Charsadda (1935-10-15)
Awards  Sitara-e-Basalat Sitara-e-Jurat Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military)

Pakistani High commissioner in Canada

Air Chief Marshal Hakeemullah Khan Durrani, NI(M), SJ, SBt, (born 15 October 1935) was the Chief of Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force from 9 March 1988 to 8 March 1991.

He belong to Carsadda Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa Pakistan. His father name is Habib Ullah Durrani. He belongs to Durrani clan. His full name is Hakeemullah Khan Durrani. He passed school from Government High School NO. 1 Charsadda & intermediate from Government College Charsadda.

Hakimullah was commissioned as a fighter pilot on 11 January 1957 in 23rd GD(P) Course. He is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College, USA and the Royal College of Defence Studies, UK. He qualified as a flight leader and served in a number of fighter squadrons. He was also appointed as Project Officer for the induction of Mirage aircraft in 1966. Thereafter, he commanded No. 5 Squadron (Mirages). He was awarded Sitara-e-Jurat for his valor and leadership in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Subsequently, he commanded No. 33 Wing, Combat Commanders School and Rafiqui Airbase.

Some of his staff appointments include Director of Operations, ACAS (Flight Safety), Chief Inspector, SASO at Air Defence Command, ACAS (Operations), Chief Project Director Falcon - the project related to the induction of F-16 aircraft - and DCAS (Operations). He was DCAS (Administration) prior to taking over as Chief of Air Staff.

At promotion, Hakimullah superseded at least one senior officer, Air Marshal Shabbir Hussain Syed, the then Vice Chief of Air Staff (VCAS).

References

Hakeemullah Khan Durrani Wikipedia


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