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The Chief of Air Staff (CAS) of the Pakistan Air Force is the highest post in the Pakistan Air Force. The current Chief of Air Staff is Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman[1 ].

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List of Air Chiefs

No. Name Appointment Date Left Office Decorations

Commander-in-Chief, Royal Pakistan Air Force (RAF Air Vice Marshal)

1 Air Vice Marshal Allan Perry-Keene August 15, 1947 February 17, 1949 CB, OBE
2 Air Vice Marshal Sir Richard Atcherley February 18, 1949 May 6, 1951 KBE, CB, AFC
3 Air Vice Marshal Leslie William Cannon May 7, 1951 June 19, 1955 CB, CBE
4 Air Vice Marshal Sir Arthur McDonald June 20, 1955 July 22, 1957 KCB AFC

Commander-in-Chief, Pakistan Air Force (PAF Air Marshal)

5 Air Marshal Asghar Khan July 23, 1957 July 22, 1965 HPk, HQA
6 Air Marshal Nur Khan July 23, 1965 August 31, 1969 HJ, HS, HQA, SPk
7 Air Marshal Abdul Rahim Khan September 1, 1969 March 2, 1972 HJ, HQA, SPk, SBt
8 Air Marshal Zafar Chaudhry March 3, 1972 April 15, 1974 SQA

Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF Air Chief Marshal)

9 Air Chief Marshal Zulfiqar Ali Khan April 16, 1974 July 22, 1978 NI(M)
10 Air Chief Marshal Anwar Shamim July 23, 1978 March 5, 1985 NI(M), SJ
11 Air Chief Marshal Jamal A. Khan March 6, 1985 March 8, 1988 NI(M), SJ, SBt
12 Air Chief Marshal Hakimullah March 9, 1988 March 9, 1991 NI(M), SJ, SBt
13 Air Chief Marshal Farooq Feroze Khan March 9, 1991 November 8, 1994 NI(M), SBt
14 Air Chief Marshal Abbas Khattak November 8, 1994 November 7, 1997 NI(M), SBt
15 Air Chief Marshal Parvaiz Mehdi Qureshi November 7, 1997 November 20, 2000 NI(M), SBt
16 Air Chief Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir November 20, 2000 February 20, 2003 NI(M), SBt
17 Air Chief Marshal Kaleem Saadat March 18, 2003 March 18, 2006 NI(M)
18 Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed March 18, 2006 March 18, 2009 NI(M), SBt
19 Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman March 19, 2009 Present NI(M), SBt

References

  1. ^ "President appoints new Air Chief " Associated Press of Pakistan, 18 March, 2009

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