Islamabad: The Government of Pakistan has appointed Air Marshal Muhammad Zahid Mahmood as Vice Chief of the Air Staff.
Air Marshal Muhammad Zahid Mahmood was commissioned in the GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in April 1987. During his illustrious career, he has commanded Combat Commanders’ School and an operational airbase. In his staff appointments, the Air Marshal served at Air Headquarters as Deputy Chief of the Air Staff (Personnel), Director General C4I, and Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Plans). Air Marshal Zahid Mahmood is a graduate of Combat Commanders’ School, National Defence University Islamabad, and Air Command & Staff Course, USA.
In recognition of his meritorious services and valuable contributions to PAF, he has been awarded Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Military), Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Military), and Hilal-i-Imtiaz (Military).