ISLAMABAD - Air Commodore Malik Faheem Ullah of Pakistan Air Force has been promoted to the rank of Air Vice Marshal, a PAF spokesperson said on Thursday. He said that Air Vice Marshal Faheem Ullah was commissioned to GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in January 1988.

He is a qualified flying instructor.  During his illustrious career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron, a Fighter Wing and an Operational Air Base.  In his staff appointments, he has served as Director Training Officers at Air Headquarters and Senior Staff Officer (Operations) at Central Air Command.  He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, Air War College, National Defence University Islamabad and Command and Staff College China.  He holds Master’s degree in Strategic Studies. He is a recipient of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military).

Meanwhile, an investiture ceremony was held on Thursday at Air Headquarters, Islamabad, in which non-operational military awards were conferred on officers, airmen and civilians of Pakistan Air Force for their distinguished services. Air Marshal Asad Lodhi, Vice-Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the chief guest on the occasion.

 In the ceremony, Chief of the Air Staff Commendation Certificates were conferred on 106 PAF personnel including officers, airmen and civilians.

Eight Proficiency Excellence Badges to PAF Officers, six Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Military) Class-II and two Tamgha-i-Khidmat (Military) Class-III were conferred on airmen. These awards are given in recognition of the acts of extreme devotion to duty rendered by the officers, airmen and civilians of Pakistan Air Force.