KAKUL: The passing out parade of cadets of 143rd Long Course, 62nd Integrated Course, 11th Mujahid Course, 17th Lady Cadets Course, and 2nd Basic Military Training Course was held at the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) in Kakul today.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), cadets from Srilanka, Iraq, Maldives, and Nepal were also among the graduating cadets. The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza was the chief guest at the event.
The CJCSC reviewed the parade and gave awards to distinguished cadets. Coveted Sword of honour was awarded to Academy Senior Under Officer Abdul Samad Khan Khattak, President’s Gold medal to Company Senior Under Officer Waqas Khurshid, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Overseas Gold Medal to Company Junior Under Officer Ismail Hizwath Saeed from the Maldives and Chief of Army Staff cane was awarded to Course Under Officer Muhammad Ghazan from 11th Mujahid Course.
Commandant Canes were awarded to Company Junior Under Officer Ammar Haider from 62nd Integrated Course, Course Under Officer Ammar Ahmed from 2nd Basic Military Training Course and Course Under Officer Hajira Khan from 17th Lady Cadets Course.
While addressing the occasion, the CJCSC congratulated the passing out cadets for the successful completion of training and commission into the Pakistan Army.
The CJCSC said that Pakistan is committed to peace and has contributed towards regional peace and stability.
“Today, the entire nation stands united against terrorism and extremism,” he said, as per the statement.
Chairman JCSC also said that the world must recognise Pakistan’s consistent peace overtures and take notice of the human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK).
The CJCSC advised passing out cadets to keep themselves abreast with the latest challenges.
“The only way to meet these challenges is through professional prowess and dedication as the nation pins high hopes on the Armed Forces of Pakistan,”
Earlier, upon arrival, Chief Guest was received by Major General Omer Ahmed Bokhari, Commandant PMA.