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The Airports Security Force (ASF) (Urdu: ایئرپورٹ سکیورٹی فورس)[2] is a federal agency under the administrative control of the Secretary to the Government of Pakistan for Aviation which is responsible for protecting the airports, facilities and the planes (on-ground or in-air) in Pakistan. ASF safeguards the civil aviation industry against unlawful interferences, adopting counter terrorism measures, preventing crime and maintaining law and order within the limits of airports in Pakistan. The current Director General of ASF is Major General Abid Latif Khan HI(M).[3] The ASF is an 8,945-personnel organisation.[4]

Airports Security Force
ASF Emblem
MottoFirm & Courteous
Agency overview
Formed1976; 46 years ago (1976)
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionPakistan
Specialist jurisdiction
  • Buildings and other fixed assets.
Operational structure
Agency executive
  • Maj Gen Adnan Asif Jah Shad, Director General
Parent agencyCabinet Secretariat, Aviation Division, Pakistan


The ASF was established in 1976 under the Airports Security Force Act LXXVII of 1975 initially as the Directorate of the Department of Civil Aviation. After the hijacking of a Pakistan International Airlines aeroplane in March 1981, sensing the contradictory requirements of security and facilitation, the Airports Security Force (ASF) was separated, and in December 1983, was placed under the folds of the Ministry of Defence.[5][6]

Later, in 2013 under the umbrella of Cabinet Secretariat, an Aviation Division was created and Airports Security Force (ASF), Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) came under the control of new division. The Aviation Division is headed by the Aviation Secretary of Pakistan. The ASF is mainly responsible for security of airports and aircraft.[7]


Directors General (Former Force Commanders)

Since inception, ASF has always been headed by officers of Pakistan Armed Forces. Currently Major General ranked officers of Pakistan army heads organization for a term of three years.[8]

SrName of DGFromTo
1GP Capt M.Y KhanJuly 1976April 1977
2Brig Saleem ZiaApril 1977July 1977
3Brig Muzaffar Ali KhanJuly 1977January 1980
4Brig Saleem ZiaJanuary 1980October 1981
5Brig Tariq RafiNovember 1981November 1986
6Brig Khawar Latif ButNovember 1986December 1989
7Brig Muneeb Ur Rehman Farooqui, SI(M)December 1989December 1992
8Brig Rashid Ali MalikDecember 1992November 1996
9Brig Manzoor Iqbal BangeshNovember 1996March 1999
10Brig Naveed Nasar Khan1 April 19991 July 2002
11Brig Javed Iqbal Sattar27 June 200210 February 2006
12Brig Fiaz Ahmed Satti10 January 200630 March 2009
13Brig Sahir Aslam Butt30 March 20094 July 2011
14Brig Muhammad Azam Tiwana10 January 201129 December 2014
15Maj General Sohail Ahmad Khan, HI(M)September 2014April 2017
16Maj General Ali Abbas Hayder HI(M), S.BTMay 201729 September 2018
17Maj General Zafar ul Haq, HI(M)October 201823 May 2021
18Maj General Abid Latif Khan HI(M)June 2021Present

See also


  1. International Institute for Strategic Studies; Hackett, James (ed.) (2020). The Military Balance 2020. London: Routledge. pp. 302. ISBN 9780367466398.
  2. "ASF Roll No Slip 2022 Download for Physical & Written Test". EduOnline.pk. 20 January 2022. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  3. "ASF Pakistan — Message from Director General". www.asf.gov.pk. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  4. "Dawn Investigations: The shaky foundations of ASF Arabian Vista". Dawn. 5 February 2019.
  5. Pakistan airports on high alert after bomb threat. Sami Zubeiri, Brisbane Times, 26 September 2008
  6. ASF Sky Marshalls: Proving themselves in a man's world, Express Tribune
  7. Syed, Baqir Sajjad (7 July 2013). "New order for aviation causes uncertainty". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  8. "ASF Pakistan — Ex DGs". www.asf.gov.pk. Retrieved 16 August 2021.

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