October 15, 1935 |
|Service/branch||Pakistan Air Force|
|Years of service||1957–1991|
|Rank||Air Chief Marshal (General)|
|Commands held||Rafiqui Airbase
Chief of Air Staff
|Battles/wars||Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
He belong to Carsadda Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa Pakistan. His father name is Habib Ullah Durrani. He is Durrani by caste.His full name is Hakeem Ullah Khan Durrani. He passed school from Government High School NO. 1 Charsadda & intermediate from Government College Charsadda.
Hakimullah was commissioned as a fighter pilot on 11 January 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At promotion, Hakimullah superseded at least one senior officer, Air Marshal Shabbir Hussain Syed, the then Vice Chief of Air Staff (VCAS).
- The Story of the Pakistan Air Force 1988-1998: A Battle Against Odds (Oxford University Press, 2000)
Jamal A. Khan
|Chief of Air Staff
1988 – 1991
Farooq Feroze Khan