According to news reports of today, a PAF bus has been attacked and several personnel (13 till now) have died and several are injured. This is not the first attack on PAF. I put this news in a separate thread so that this issue can be discussed separately.
Just after this news, a thought came to my mind that PAF was the most respected institution in Pakistan. On 7th Sept and then 6th Sept (Air Force Day), thousands of people from all age groups and all backgrounds used to visit our airbases and everyone took interest.
Once on air force day, I was in PAF base Peshawar and I heard a small boy (hardly of 3-4 years age) telling his sister about aircrafts. That small boy pointed to Mirage and told his sister " that aircraft is Mirage". I was extremely amazed to see this scene.
Now day by day, the respect is coming down due to PAF's involvement in WOT. If the involvement continues, it will not be good I think for the PAF. Irrespective of the material loss, loss of image and respect is the greatest loss.
BBC NEWS | South Asia | Bomb hits Pakistan air force bus
13 killed in Peshawar blast