Airports Security Force

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Airports Security Force
ASF PK Logo.png
Founded 1976
Country Pakistan
Part of Cabinet Secretariat, Aviation Division, Pakistan
Headquarters Karachi
Motto(s) Firm & Courteous

The Airports Security Force (Pakistan) (ASF) is part of the Aviation Division (Pakistan) and is responsible for protecting the airports and the facilities and the planes (on-ground or in-air). ASF safeguards the civil aviation industry against unlawful interferences, adopting counter terrorism measures, preventing crime and maintaining law and order within the limits of airports in Pakistan. The current Director General of ASF is Maj Gen Sohail Ahmad Khan HI(M) and Deputy Director General is Brigadier Imran Ul Haq SI(M).

The ASF was established in 1976 under the Airport Security Force Act LXXVII of 1975 initially as the Directorate of the Department of Civil Aviation. After the hijacking of a Pakistan International Airlines aeroplane in March 1981, sensing the contradictory requirements of security and facilitation, the Airports Security Force (ASF) was separated, and in December 1983, was placed under the folds of the Ministry of Defence.[1][2]

Later, in 2013 under the umbrella of Cabinet Secretariat, an Aviation Division was created and Airport Security Force (ASF), Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) came under the control of new division.

Subsidiaries[edit]

  • ASF Foundation
  • ASF Medical Centres
  • ASF Schools and Colleges
  • ASF Security Private Limited
  • ASF Land and Housing
  • Security Training Wing
  • Security Surveys and Audits Wing
  • ASF Community Centres
  • IT Services [3]

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