A report by the Senate’s standing committee on defence has confirmed that Pakistan Air force has suspended the “Air Force Development Plan 2025”due to lack of availability of funds.
The report by the Senate’s standing committee on defence has qouted the Chief of the Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief marshal Tahir Rafique in its report. As per contants of the report, Air Chief has informed the committee on defence that “Air Force Development Plan 2025” was put onhold due to the financial constraints and non release of funds by the Pakistani federal government.
Air Force Development Plan 2025 was launched in 2003-04 to improve the war fighting capabilities of the PAF. Air Chief marshal Tahir Rafique has said that Pakistan Air force received funds from the federal government till 2007 and after that airforce "did not get a penny from federal government and had to shelve the plan”