ISLAMABAD - PAF held an art exhibition of aviation paintings and aircraft models at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Saturday.Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari was the chief guest at the opening ceremony. On his arrival he was received by Air Marshal Farhat Hussain, Acting Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, says a press release issued here.It is pertinent to mention that the “PAF’s proud heritage through art” exhibition of the renowned aviation artist Group Captain (Retd) Masood Hussaini was held in connection with Defence day celebrations. Chairman Senate appreciated the theme and purpose of exhibition and said that it was an excellent way to transfer our proud heritage to next generations through historical paintings. He further said, “The whole nation acknowledges the sacrifices rendered by the martyrs of 1965 and 1971 as well as those who laid down their lives in war on terror. The whole nation stands behind them in testing times whether in past, present or future”.  He also lauded the efforts of PAF in holding such exhibition and depicting historical development of Pakistan Air Force over the years and particularly their prominent and admirable role in 1965 war for safeguarding their motherland.    Later on Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari was presented a painting of Group Captain (Retd) Masood Hussaini by Air Marshal Farhat Hussain, Acting Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force. A large number of PAF veterans, Retired and Serving Senior PAF officers and people from different walks of life were also present on the occasion. The exhibition would remain open for the general public till 16 September 2012.