Hakeemullah Khan Durrani

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Air Chief Marshal
Hakeemullah Khan Durrani
حکیم اللہ خان درانی
12th Chief of Air Staff
In office
March 9, 1988 – March 9,1991
President Ghulam Ishaq Khan
Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
Nawaz Sharif
Preceded by Jamal A. Khan
Succeeded by Farooq Feroze Khan
Personal details
Born (1935-10-15) October 15, 1935 (age 81)
Awards Sitara-e-Basalat
Nishan-e-Imtiaz (Military)
Sword of honour
Military service
Allegiance  Pakistan
Service/branch  Pakistan Air Force
Years of service 1957–1991
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg Air Chief Marshal (General)
Commands Rafiqui Airbase
Chief Inspector
DCAS (Operations)
DCAS (Administration)
Chief of Air Staff
Battles/wars Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971

Pakistani High commissioner in Canada

Air Chief Marshal Hakeemullah Khan Durrani, NI(M), SJ, SBt, (born 15 October 1935) was the Chief of Air Staff of Pakistan Air Force from 9 March 1988 to 8 March 1991.[1]

He belong to Carsadda Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa Pakistan. His father name is Habib Ullah Durrani. He belongs to Durrani clan. His full name is Hakeemullah 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.[1]

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.[1]

At promotion, Hakimullah superseded at least one senior officer, Air Marshal Shabbir Hussain Syed, the then Vice Chief of Air Staff (VCAS).

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  1. ^ a b c The Story of the Pakistan Air Force 1988-1998: A Battle Against Odds (Oxford University Press, 2000)
Military offices
Preceded by
Jamal A. Khan
Chief of Air Staff
1988 – 1991
Succeeded by
Farooq Feroze Khan