Under the auspices of Pakistan Air Force, a group of teachers and students from Baluchistan province arrived at PAF Base Nur Khan (Rawalpindi) on a three day visit to different PAF educational institutions on Thursday.
The group comprising 10 teachers and 50 students, selected from all districts of Baluchistan province were airlifted in a C-130 aircraft from PAF Base Samungli (Quetta) to PAF Base Nur Khan (Rawalpindi).
The group will visit PAF Academy Risalpur, PAF Public School Lower Topa, Fazaia Inter Colleges of Rawalpindi /Islamabad and PAF Selection Centre Rawalpindi.
Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force has directed to undertake an orientation programme in the educational sector of Baluchistan for promotion of national integration and to explore the young talent of under-developed areas of the province.
In the first phase, a five-member team from PAF visited Sibi Division and conducted a 10-day workshop for the teachers of government schools. In the next phase of the campaign, selected teachers from Baluchistan will be trained in preparing young students from Baluchistan for eventual selection for PAF Public Schools at Sargodha and Lower Topa.
In consonance with the “Aghaz-e-Huqooq-e-Balochistan” package launched by the Federal government in November, 2009, Pakistan Air Force proactively encouraged the Baluchi youth to facilitate their induction in PAF.
“Mobile Publicity & Induction Campaigns” are regularly making their way to rural areas of Baluchistan since 2010; these teams visit local schools and colleges, render awareness, motivate and fully facilitate the youth in joining PAF’s various cadres. Moreover, regular training camps are also being conducted in Quetta to bring Baluchi youth in parity to the countrymen.
As of now, PAF has a large number of Baluchi trainees (including females), undergoing training and making their mark in various fields. This earnest initiative of PAF is providing a platform on which Baluchi youth would surly play their role in nation building for a stronger Pakistan of tomorrow.