Initial Distinctions On Joining Pakistan Air Force:-

Air Vice Marshal Farooq Umar (the son of Mian Muhammad Nurullah The First Finance Minister of Punjab in the 1947/48 Mamdot cabinet) joined Pakistan Air force in 1958 and graduated as a fighter/Combat pilot from the air force Academy at Risalpur in 1960 with distinction after winning Triple honours i.e. Sword of Honour, Best Pilot’s Trophy and the Academics Trophy. He subsequently won the Jet Conversion Trophy in 1961 and the “Top Gun” award as well as the Roll of Honor from the Fighter leader School in 1971.

AVM Farooq winning Sword of Honor

AVM Farooq winning Best Pilot Trophy

AVM Farooq winning Academic Trophy

Jet Conversion School Over all best Trophy 1961

Educational Qualifications:-

Having received his initial schooling at Burn hall Abbottabad, Central Model School and Government College Lahore, he did his B.Sc Honours in 1976 from Karachi University, M.Sc War Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University in 1978, and sent his thesis for Doctorate (Phd) in International Relation’s from the Royal College of Defence studies London 1983.

Central Model School

Gallantry And Other Awards

For Bravery in Combat for the Defence of Pakistan and for his Outstanding Meritorious Service, he has been decorated 12 times by the Government of Pakistan , Out of which three (3) times he has been Decorated for Courage and Bravery in Combat (Gallantry Award of Sitara-e-Jurrat, Sitara-e-Basalat and Tamgaha-e-Basalat)

Service Record 
AVM Farooq Umar has taught in the National Defence College War Wing(now NDU)  and has the Honour of being  Air defence Sector Commander Sindh and Baluchistan, Base Commander Lahore , Commandant PAF Staff College Faisal Karachi, Base commander Faisal Air Base Karachi, and Director General Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra to name just a few .

Ministry of Defence

After finishing his Tenure of 35 years in Uniform he was Seconded to the Federal Government and was asked to Setup “Shaheen Air Lines” and thereafter, he was made CEO and Managing Director PIAC and given Grade-M1 (Which is Equal to three Stars).

Managing Director and CEO PIA 1993-96

Foundation stone ceremony of TGS Peshawar 1993

President PHF

AVM Farooq Umar was also elected “President Pakistan Hockey Federation.” (PHF) It was during his tenure that he Resurrected Pakistan Hockey and made it Win the “World Champions Trophy” and the “World Cup Sydney 94” after a long lapse of 14 years . (Since he Left his President Ship Pakistan has not able to Win these titles although an other 16 long years have since elapsed. His success depended on upfront leadership and the ability to motivate the players right in the play field.

President PHF and winner of World Champion Trophy April 1994 at Lahore

President PHF

AVM Farooq Umar was also elected “President Pakistan Hockey Federation.” (PHF) It was during his tenure that he Resurrected Pakistan Hockey and made it Win the “World Champions Trophy” and the “World Cup Sydney 94” after a long lapse of 14 years . (Since he Left his President Ship Pakistan has not able to Win these titles although an other 16 long years have since elapsed. His success depended on upfront leadership and the ability to motivate the players right in the play field.

Family Life

Farooq Umar is married with four children and Eight Grand Children. Presently as part of his social work programme he has been helping the deaf, dumb and the blind in Rural Area and has been giving a series of 16 lectures to the Youth in Schools Colleges, Univesities and Clubs. He is one of the few Air Force Officers whose Achievements have been reflected in the world’s Who is Who 1998 (Published in USA)
Very Sadly and Tragically his Better half Mrs. Seemen Farooq Ex Chairperson Women Sports Board died of Pulmonary Odema on 31st August 2001.

Avm Farooq Umar weds Seemeen Mir Lahore 6th November 1965… Immediately at the end of 1965 Indo Pak war.

AVM Farooq Umar With Kids in Mid 70’s at Washington Air port 1982

Honorary Social Work

Until quite recently he was the elected President of Majlis-e-Quaid-e-Azam, President AFOS (Falcon Enclave), Vice President PAFROA Punjab and Patron in Chief Al-Shaoor Welfare Association (All Honourary)

Farooq Umar 1st from Left with AM Mirza 2nd from left in PAFROA Meeting 1998 at Lahore.