Islamabad (Staff Report): Government of Pakistan on Friday announced that Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan will be the new chief of air staff of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

Air Marshal Khan will take over the reins of command on March 19, when incumbent Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman is going to retire from his post.

He is currently serving as Director General Air Force Strategic Command at Air Headquarters and as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Support). Previously Air Marshal Khan has served as Personal Staff Officer to Chief of the Air Staff, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations), Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) and Director General C4I at Air Headquarters, Islamabad.

Born on December 23, 1962, Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan was commissioned in GD(P) Branch in December 1983 and received the coveted Sword of Honour, Best Pilot Trophy and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gold Medal from PAF Academy Asghar Khan.

The Air Marshal Khan has flown various training and fighter aircraft including the F-16, F-6, FT-5, T-37, and MFI-17.