Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa held a meeting with newly-appointed Air Chief Zaheer Ahmed Babar at GHQ today.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), during the meeting, the COAS felicitated Zaheer Ahmed Babar for taking the command as the new Air Chief of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).
He also congratulated the new Air Chief after he was accorded the Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) by President Arif Alvi on Monday.
The COAS also expressed best wishes to Air Chief Zaheer Ahmad Babar, ISPR added.
ISPR further said, the Army Chief also hopes that the PAF will surely prosper under the best command of Zaheer Ahmed.
Earlier in the day, the newly-appointed Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar has been conferred the Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) award by President Dr. Arif Alvi here on Monday.
The President awarded the new Air Chief with the prestigious Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military) as a recognition of his magnificent services for the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).
Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar was commissioned in April 1986 in the GDP branch of the Pakistan Air Force.
During his career, he commanded the Fighter Squadron, Operational Air Base and Regional Air Command. He served at the Air Headquarters as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations Research and Development), Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Training Officers) and Director General of Projects.
In addition, Air Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar has also served as an Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Defense.
Earlier, in honour of his notable services, he has been accorded with Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military) and Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military).