That article is from 2008?
Yeah, should have clarified that in my post. After reading the first article regarding PAF taking over the airport, looked around for further confirmation that PAF indeed has these tankers. That article was one of the source articles from Wiki.
Looking a bit further into this, there are these 'sources':PAF Air to Air refueling capacity
(Pak Def Forum)PAF Wallpaper website
Thunders & IL-78 :
Two JF-17s flying with IL-78 refueler. The first IL-78 refueler joined PAF in Nov 2009, earlier a Ukrainian IL-76MD was loaned by PAF to do initial training and conversion on the aircraft. Pakistan Air Force has purchased a total of 4 IL-78P Midas tanker aircraft have from the Ukraine. These aircrafts are equipped with Soviet-designed UPAZs pods and refueling kits on Mirage-III Rose-I is of South African origin. In first stage PAF has announced that 30 Mirage-III Rose-I will be upgraded with in-flight refueling probes and this too is being done at PAC kamra.
The IL-78s will give the PAF its first airborne refueling capability. They will help train Pakistani crews in mid-air refueling techniques, and once operational will be used to refuel the Mirage-III, eventually JF-17 Thunder.
So, if true, then old news, and probably just news to me.