Air Vice Marshal Dr. M Abid Rao (R) has served Pakistan Airforce for 34 years as a fighter pilot, instructor and combat commander flew 20 types of aircraft, commanded a fighter sqadron, fighter wing, fighter base and regional air command. Served UAE Airforce on deputation and Ecole Militaire Paris. He is a PhD in International Relations (Thesis on Conflict between Religion and Nationalism in Pakistan) and has been a member of research faculty of PAF Airwar College. He has served as Deputy Director General Civil Aviation from 2003 to 2005. He was awarded SITARA-E-BASALAT in 1987, SITARA-E-IMTIAZ in 1998 and HILAL-E-IMTIAZ in 2002.
He has hosted over 250 programs and talk shows on a Private Channel and is a reputed Analyst of Defence, National and International Issues, Religious History and Current Affairs.