Zafar Ahmad Chaudhry (19 August 1926 to December 17, 2019) was a Qadiani-Ahmadi who was commissioned in the Royal Indian Air Force as P/Off., and was inducted in No. 7 Squadron in 1946, this was after WW-2, so it seems that he never saw any action. In 1947, per the order of his Khalifa, he decided to join the Pakistani Air Force, some Ahmadi’s remained in the Indian Air Force, however, most of them did move to Pakistan. Hence, Mirza Bashir Ahmad wrote an essay saying it was admissible for Ahmadi’s to kill other Ahmadi’s in war. By the 1960’s, he joined an ever increasing list of Ahmadi officers in the Pakistani military, the others are General Abdul Ali Malik, General Akhtar Hussain Malik (his brother) another group of brothers who became Generals are General Iftikhar Janjua and Major General Ijaz Amjad. He was appointed by Bhutto as the first Chief of Airb Staff of Pakistan Air Force, appointed in 1972 until his resignation in October of 1974. Ahmadiyya sources tell us that he resigned because Ahmadi’s were declared as Non-Muslim. He was 48 at that time. Lots of data was extracted from his memoir, “Mosaic of Memory” (1985).Mosaic of Memory
Zafar Ahmad Chaudhry was born in Sialkot, Punjab in India on 19 August 1926.:217
He enrolled at the Punjab University in Lahore, and graduated with bachelor’s degree in 1944, only to joined the Royal Indian Air Force.:217
In 1945, Chaudhry gained commissioned in the Royal Indian Air Force as P/Off., and was inducted in No. 7 Squadron in 1946.
After the partition of India, he subsequently went to join the Pakistan Air Force, and qualified as an instructor on flying the T-6 Texan.:28-29 He was further educated at the RAF Staff College in Andover, Hampshire in United Kingdom before being directed to attend the Joint Service Defence College of the British Army.:335 He later secured his qualification from the Imperial Defence College before returning to Pakistan.:38
There are no records of his activities in this era. It is unclear if he participated in the war for Kashmir in 1948-1949.
In 1965, Air-Commodore Chaudhry served in the Air AHQ as a DG Air Operations, taking responsibility to plan combat aerial operations against the Indian Air Force during the second war with India.:122 In 1969, Air Cdre Chaudhry was appointed AOC of the Sargodha Air Force Base, eventually commanding the No. 38 (Tactical) Wing.:24
In 1970, AVM Chaudhry was taken as secondment and was appointed as Managing-Director of the Pakistan International Airlines (MD PIA), which he directed until 1972.:134-135
On 3 April 1972, Air Mshl. Chaudhry was appointed as first Chief of Air Staff and took over the command of the Pakistan Air Force.
Air Mshl. Chaudhry authorized the Air Force Intelligence (AFINTEL) to conduct inquiries for the court-martial of several senior air force generals and officers at the JAG Corps, Air Force for their alleged political role in stabilizing the civilian government.:95-96
Zafar disagreed with Bhutto on the court martial situation of 21 officers, Zafar tried to use underhanded tactics to oppose Bhutto. He was thus forcibly retired from military service on 4-15-1974 (See the Pakistan Times of 4-16-1974, via Bashir Ahmad, “Ahmadiyya Movement, British-Jewish connections”).
Chaudhry was the last air marshal to command the air force, and eventually led the air force’s command to Zulfiqar Ali Khan, the air force’s first four-star general. After his retirement, Chaudhry became an activist and was a founding member of the Human Rights Commission (HRC), serving as its Treasurer  and is currently a Council Member..
He moves to the USA temporarily and launches an auto sales business “Mosaic of Memory” (1985).
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_____________________________________________________________________________________________The famous Ahmadi Generals
The first ever Ahmadi General was General Nazir Ahmad (1947), he was mentioned in the famous list of 199 Ahmadi officers that was presented to the boundary commission in 1947. Colonel Mirza Daud Ahmad was also mentioned in the list, he is a grandson of MGA. After him came General Abdul Ali Malik and General Akhtar Hussain Malik (these 2 are brothers), Zafar Ahmad Chaudhry, Major General Iftikhar Janjua, Major General Ijaz Amjad, Brigadier General Ijaz Ahmad Khan, the Lahori-Ahmadi Major General Abdul Saeed Khan, and we are still adding to the list. There were also those were super trusted by the colonist back in 1947, they were Major Malik Habib-ullah (who died at the age of a 100) (from Dhulmial), Captain Nizam ud Din (he was the father of Brigadier General Mohammad Iqbal Khan) and Captain Umar Hayat (father of Commander Yousaf), Major-General Nasir Ahmad Chaudhry is another. In terms of Medical Doctors, Dr. Major Shah Nawaz, Commander Dr. Abdul Latif (ww-2 era) were some of the first. During Zia’s era, Lt-Gen Mahmood-ul-Hassan and his protege Major General Dr. Mahmood ul Hassan Noori who was probably the last Qadiani to make it to the rank of General.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Famous Ahmadi officer’s who almost made General
Major Syed Maqbool Ahmad was a colleague of Zia and one of the founders of ISI.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Nasir Ahmad Faruqi (a Lahori-Ahmadi)
He was the principal secretary for Ayub Khan from 1959 to 1969 as well as Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan for the 1965 election, which was totally rigged. The elections in Pakistan were under his control in 1970 also.
Air Marshal Zafar Ahmad Chaudhry Sahib
Air Marshal Zafar Ahmad Chaudhry Sahib was another Ahmadi who served as the first Chief of Air Staff of Pakistan’s Air Force, appointed in 1972 until 1974.
Zafar Ahmad Chaudhry Sahib graduated from Punjab University, Lahore in 1944 and then joined the Royal Indian Air Force.
Following the partition of the Indian subcontinent, Zafar Ahmad Chaudhry Sahib joined the Pakistan Air Force and qualified as an instructor on the North American T-6G Harvard. He pursued further education at the RAF Staff College in Hampshire, England before attending the Joint Service Defence College of the British Army. Before returning to Pakistan, he obtained qualification from the Imperial Defence College. (Hayes, Grace P & Martell, Paul, World Defence Who’s Who, p. 38 )
In 1965, Zafar Ahmad Chaudhry Sahib served in the Air Headquarters as a Director Air Operations, taking responsibility for planning combat aerial operations during the second war with India.
In 1969, he was appointed as Station Commander of the Pakistan Air Force Station Sargodha. In 1971, he was appointed as managing director of Pakistan International Airlines, which he directed until 1972.
On 3 April 1972, Zafar Ahmad Chaudhry Sahib was appointed as the first Chief of Air Staff for the Pakistani Army and commanded Pakistan’s Air Force. He served as the Chief of Air Staff until his resignation in 1974. As Brian Cloughley puts it in his 2016 book, A History of the Pakistan Army: Wars and Insurrections (p. 212):
“He resigned, ‘In fairness to him’, says The Story of the Pakistan Air Force, ‘it must also be stated that his abrupt departure may have been precipitated by the anti-Qadiani sentiment sweeping the country at the time’. (Chaudhry was an Ahmadi). Things are not always what they seem.”
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