Airports Security Force

Airports Security Force
Airports Security Force Pakistan
Founded 1976
Country Pakistan
Part of Cabinet Secretariat, Aviation Division, Pakistan
Headquarters Karachi
Motto(s) Firm & Courteous

The Airports Security Force (Pakistan) (ASF) is part of the Aviation Division (Pakistan) and is responsible for protecting the airports, facilities and the planes (on-ground or in-air). 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 Ali Abbas Haider HI(M) SBt.

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.[1][2]

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.


  • ASF Schools and Colleges
  • ASF Medical Centres
  • ASF Land and Housing
  • ASF Security Pvt Ltd

Former Directors General

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 FarooqiDecember 1989December 1992
8Brig Rashid Ali MalikDecember 1992November 1996
9Brig Manzoor Iqbal BangeshNovember 1996March 1999
10Brig Naveed Nasar Khan1st April 19991st July 2002
11Brig Javed Iqbal Sattar27th June 200210th February 2006
12Brig Fiaz Ahmed Satti10th January 200630th March 2009
13Brig Sahir Aslam Butt30th March 20094th July 2011
14Brig Muhammad Azam Tiwana10th January 201129th December 2014
15Maj General Sohail Ahmad Khan, HI(M)September 2014April 2017


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