|8th Chief of Air Staff|
March 3, 1972 – April 15, 1974
|President||Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry
|Prime Minister||Zulfikar Ali Bhutto|
|Preceded by||Abdul Rahim Khan|
|Succeeded by||Zulfiqar Ali Khan|
|Born||19 August 1926|
|Service/branch||Pakistan Air Force|
|Years of service||1945–1974|
|Rank||Air Marshal (Lieutenant General)|
|Unit||No. 7 Squadron Bandits|
|Commands||Pakistan Air Force Academy
PAF Base Sargodha
Pakistan International Airlines
Chief of Air Staff (CAS) of the Pakistan Air Force
|Battles/wars||Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Zafar Ahmad Chaudhry, SQA (born 19 August 1926) was a three-star air force officer and the first Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force from March 1972 to April 1974. His predecessor, Abdul Rahim Khan, was called Commander-in-Chief. Before becoming the air chief, Chaudhry served as the Managing Director of the national airline Pakistan International Airlines from July 1971 to March 1972.
He was commissioned in the Royal Indian Air Force on 9th April 1945. Chaudhry has commanded No. 9 Squadron, No. 32 Flying Wing (Mauripur), PAF Academy Risalpur and PAF Base Sargodha.
Amongst his staff appointments, he was Director of Operations, Director of Plans and ACAS (Operations) at the AHQ. Among his important assignments in the PAF were: after commander of the PAF Academy and later of PAF Base Sargodha; at Air Headquarter, he did a tour as chief of operations. In between, he graduated from two British staff colleges as well as the Imperial Defence College.
Chaudhry is a tireless campaigner for Human Rights in Pakistan and is a founding member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, has served as its Treasurer  and is currently a Council Member.. Zafar Chaudhry belongs to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
Abdul Rahim Khan
|Chief of Air Staff
1972 – 1974
Zulfiqar Ali Khan