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Meet Rahul Dev, first Hindu to be appointed as Pakistan Air Force Pilot

Presenting this as an evidence of treating its minority segment with equal respect and opportunity, Pakistan Air Force has appointed a Hindu pilot for the first time

Meet Rahul Dev, first Hindu to be appointed as Pakistan Air Force Pilot
Bengaluru, First Published May 5, 2020, 11:49 AM IST

Bengaluru: A Hindu from Pakistan's Sindh Province will go down history after being the first Hindu to be appointed as a pilot to fly the Pakistani defence aircraft while being inducted into Pakistan Air Force. 

The youngster is identified as Rahul Dev hailing from Tharparkar, which is a Hindu-dominated area in Pakistan. He will now be serving as the general duty pilot officer of the Pakistan Air Force. 

Welcoming the decision, All Pakistan Hindu Panchayat has said, if the Pakistan government focuses more on minority (Hindus) upliftment, then, many like Rahul Dev will be ready to serve the nation. 

Panchayat secretary Ravi Dawani expressed happiness over a young Hindu being selected as the first pilot to join the Pakistan Air Force. He said, "Many from minority Hindu community are already in service with respect to the Pakistan Civil Service and many have become doctors and are serving the country. If more focus is given, many more youngsters will come forward to serve the country.” 

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