ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter aircraft on Wednesday landed on the Islamabad-Lahore Motorway as it carried out Road Runway operations. 

Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed was the chief guest on this occasion. On his arrival at the venue, he was received by Air Vice Marshal Zaffar Aslam, Air Officer Commanding, Central Air Command. Fighter jets along with trainer aircraft from various Squadrons of PAF, participated in the exercise. After landing on the carpeted road, the aircraft were refueled before taking off for their respective bases.

While interacting with the participating ground and aircrew, the minister said that Pakistan Air Force is respected for its professionalism and is a true symbol of pride for the nation. He also lauded PAF personnel for living up to the expectation of the nation on 27 February 2019 when it gave befitting response to the enemy.  PAF regularly undertakes Road Runway Operations as part of its operational preparedness plan. Air Vice Marshal Zaffar Aslam acknowledged the close coordination and support of various civil and military departments, especially National Highway Authority, FWO and Motorway Police, whose assistance played an instrumental role in conduct of this exercise. 

The exercise was aimed at preparing PAF combat crew for utilisation of vast network of highways for conducting air operations during warlike situations, said a press release issued by the PAF.