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The PAF Museum, which had been closed since May 22-23 audacious armed attack on Naval Aviation Base PNS Mehran, has been opened for public after temporary closure for around three months.

Officer Commanding PAF Museum Group Captain (retd) Usman Ghani told The News on Tuesday that the PAF Museum had been opened for the public for the last three days and from now onwards would continue to function normally.

He said that due security measures had been taken including raising extra security walls, placing barbed wires, and constructing watch towers for ensuring security of PAF Base area and public visitors. An additional guard room has also been constructed near the regular entrance of the PAF Museum.

He said the additional passage for reaching the PAF Museum, which goes along the PAF Base Technical Area from Sharea Faisal, had also been closed permanently for the public.

He hoped that the lawns of the PAF Museum could also be used for holding marriage ceremonies and other parties once the season of such functions once again resumed in the city. “The PAF Museum is visited by around 100,000 visitors every month on an average basis so how come I could not take the responsibility of just 10 per cent of the visitors who come at the premises for a limited time and for attending a specific event,” said the PAF Museum official.

He said that after Ramazan, people would visit the museum in large number as had been in vogue before the PNS Mehran attack.

It should be mentioned here that the venue of the PAF Museum, placed juxtaposed to PAF Base Faisal and PNS Mehran, and its widespread usage for holding marriage ceremonies had been severely criticised by the concerned public and security circles after the May 22 attack on the Naval Aviation Base that posed a serious question mark on the capabilities and strength of the Pakistani armed forces. Marriage functions were in progress at the lawns of the PAF Museum when heavily armed attackers clandestinely sneaked into the premises of the PNS Mehran on the night of May 22 and launched a blitzkrieg-style attack. Security and safety of the large number of PAF Museum visitors had been severely compromised at that time.

PAF Museum opens for public after three months

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the security situation in pakistan is very alarming since long n still paf was using the museum as a marriage hall.i think it was a crazy idea. when u know that ur enemies r looking for any weakness in ur defences then dont give them any chance.they r always sniffing for chances.
paf should employ regular n well trained people for security of its bases who should concentrate only on the security of the base.it may be costly but it ll be effective n definitely better then losing ur precious assets at the hands of some terrorists.
the idea of using airmen as guards is pathetic as airmen r technical people.although they r trained to use small firearms but it doesnt qualify them to be used as security guards.their performance will deteriorate as well when they perform night duties in addition to their own duties.it may result in more aircraft crashes.
gone r the days of "danda" guard.modern enemy is cunning n well trained so we must have modern ways to counter them otherwise their will be more incidents like that .so reamin on ur feet all the boys.its tough but its he need of the hour
 

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there is nothing special left in the museum, i ve visited it several times.
Best place was the wired/fenced area attached to Faisal Base that gave the clear view of runway, airbase and live birds not like the dead one of museum. But now its covered. :sick: :cry:
 

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Pakistan Army museum opens for public on August 14https://timesofislamabad.com/pakistan-army-museum-opens-for-public-on-august-14/2017/08/12/


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RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Saturday announced that Army museum in the garrison-city will be open for public on Independence Day.

According to a press release by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistan Army museum near GHQ will be open for general public from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on 14 August.
ISPR stated, ‘People are welcome to visit and see the history preserved by Pakistan Army.’




 

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