The air force has been more progressive than other branches of the military. At its inception, it modeled its service environment after the British Royal Air Force. In the late s, while receiving an increasing amount of American equipment and mentorship, its chiefs turned more toward the ethos of the United States Air Force, and women began serving as air force doctors and nurses. Then, in , Group Capt. Shahida Perveen joined the force as a psychologist in a prominent role; she did psychological testing for the recruitment center, then helped establish an Institute of Air Safety to research how human error led to air accidents.
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The PAF has a tertiary role of providing strategic air transport and logistics capability to Pakistan. Its primary mandate and mission is "to provide, in synergy with other inter-services , the most efficient, assured and cost effective aerial Defence of Pakistan. Butt leader and Flt. Yunis of No. Butt attempted to bring down the Canberra by firing his Sabre's machine guns, but the Canberra was flying at an altitude of more than 50, feet — beyond the operational ceiling of the FF. When Yunis took over from his leader, the Canberra suddenly lost height while executing a turn over Rawalpindi.
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Deteriorating security in neighboring Afghanistan, where U. Farooq, whose slim frame offers a study in contrast with her burly male colleagues, was at loggerheads with her widowed and uneducated mother seven years ago when she said she wanted to join the air force. Family pressure against the traditionally male domain of the armed forces dissuaded other women from taking the next step to become combat ready, air force officials said. They fly slower aircraft instead, ferrying troops and equipment around the nuclear-armed country of million. But women are becoming more aware of those rights and signing up with the air force is about as empowering as it gets.
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