ATTOCK : Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan attended the induction ceremony for Chinese J-10C fighter jets of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Atok on Friday.
It is understood that the Commander of the Pakistan Air Force greeted the Prime Minister, and the Federal Minister, Pakistan Army officers and the Chinese Ambassador also attended the ceremony.
Speaking at the conference, Imran Khan called the introduction of modern J-10C fighter jets an important addition to the country’s defense system and said it would help address the security imbalance created by the subcontinent.
The prime minister also thanked China for supplying Pakistan with modern aircraft in a record eight months.
He further said that the entire nation has the confidence that their armed forces are fully capable to defend the motherland and also recalled that Pakistan s response in the wake of Balakot attack sent a clear message to the world that the country is capable to defend itself.
Imran Khan also commended the sacrifices rendered by the armed forces and the nation in the war on terrorism.
Imran Khan appreciated the futuristic and forward looking approach of the Air Force. He said special emphasis will now be given on technology keeping in view the future warfare. We have set up a technology zone for indigenous technology and a university will be established with the cooperation of the PAF to teach all modern technologies to the youth.
Imran Khan said that Pakistan is fortunate to have highly qualified professionals in various fields.
Referring to better economic indicators such as tax revenues, remittances and increased exports, the Prime Minister said that the money will be used firstly to raise the level of the poor in society and secondly to further strengthen our defense capabilities.