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Air Force Day being celebrated today

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ISLAMABAD: After the annual celebration of the Defence Day, Pakistan Air Force day is being observed across the country today. The force played a key role during Indo-Pak War of 1965.

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Pakistan Air Force celebrates September 7 as the PAF Day to pay tribute to the martyrs of PAF that played a key role in defending the country in the 1965 war.

Pak Air Force Day that is also called as Youme-e-Fizaya is celebrated as a national day every year in September 7. The notable hero of PAF during 1965 War was Squadron Leader Muhammad Mahmmod Alam (M.M Alam) that shoot down five Indian Air Force Hawker Hunter Mk. 56 fighters in less than a minute, four being in first 30 seconds and became one of the few aviators who became ace in a day and the only jet age ace in a day. M.M Alam was awarded with Sitare-e-Jurat and Bar for his actions.f_168

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Many events will be organised today including flag hoisting, parade, military exhibitions, award ceremonies, singing patriotic songs, entertainment, military programmes and speeches.

Heroes of Indo-Pak War 1965:

Sqn Ldr Muhammad Mahmood Alam
Sqn Ldr Muhammad Mahmood Alam

During September 1965 War with India, flying in his F-86 Sqn Ldr M M Alam displayed exemplary skill and bravery shooting down five enemy aircraft. For this unparalleled act of dauntless courage, he was awarded a bar to Sitara-i-Jurat. He rose to the rank of Air Cadre

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