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Air Chief Marshal Hakimullah, NI (M), SJ, S Bt

Air Chief Marshal Hakimullah, NI(M), SJ, SBt, (born October 15, 1935) was the Chief of Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force from March 9, 1988 to March 8, 1991.

Hakimullah was commissioned as a fighter pilot on January 11, 1957 in 23rd GD(P) Course. He is a graduate of Air Command and Staff College, USA and the Royal College of Defence Studies, UK. He qualified as a flight leader and served in a number of fighter squadrons. He was also appointed as Project Officer for the induction of Mirage aircraft in 1966. Thereafter, he commanded No. 5 Squadron (Mirages).

He was awarded Sitara-e-Jurat for his valor and leadership in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Subsequently, he commanded No. 33 Wing, Combat Commanders School and Rafiqui Airbase.

Some of his staff appointments include Director of Operations, ACAS (Flight Safety), Chief Inspector, SASO at Air Defence Command, ACAS (Operations), Chief Project Director Falcon - the project related to the induction of F-16 aircraft - and DCAS (Operations). He was DCAS (Administration) prior to taking over as Chief of Air Staff.

At promotion, Hakimullah superseded at least one senior officer, Air Marshal Shabbir Hussain Syed, the then Vice Chief of Air Staff (VCAS).

 

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