KAKUL, Pakistan: 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 held at Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul on Saturday.
Cadets from Sri Lanka, 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 on the occasion.
The CJCSC reviewed the parade and gave awards to distinguished Cadets.
The Coveted Sword of honour awarded to Academy Senior Under Officer Abdul Samad Khan Khattak, the President’s Gold medal to Company Senior Under Officer Waqas Khurshid, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Overseas Gold Medal to Company Junior Under Officer Ismail Hizwath Saeed from the Maldives, and the Chief of Army Staff cane was awarded to Course Under Officer Muhammad Ghazan from 11th Mujahid Course.
The 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 CJCSC congratulated the Passing out Cadets for 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. He said that today, the entire nation stands united against terrorism and extremism.
The Chairman JCSC also said that the world must recognize Pakistan’s consistent peace overtures and take notice of the human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
General Nadeem Raza 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, he added.
Earlier, upon arrival, the Chief Guest Chairman JCSC General Nadeem Raza was received by the Commandant PMA Major General Omer Ahmed Bokhari.