Passing out ceremony of PMA Long Course held at Kakul

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Event attended by CJCSC Gen Shamshad, Turkish Cheif Metin Gürak as the chief guest

RAWALPINDI:

Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) hosted the passing-out parade of cadets from the 149th PMA Long Course at Kakul for the 14th Mujahid Course, 68th Integrated Course, and 23rd Lady Cadet Course on Saturday, said a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)

Around 49 cadets from friendly nations were also among the graduating cadets.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, NI (M), presided over the event as the chief guest, with Chief of the Turkish General Staff, General Metin Gürak, serving as the Guest of Honour.

The chief guest, along with the guest of honour bestowed distinguished cadets with awards during the parade, added the statement.

Upon arrival, the chief guest was warmly received by the Commandant PMA.

Academy Senior Under Officer Muhammad Nauman Abdullah was awarded the coveted Sword of Honour, while Company Senior Under Officer Muhammad Abdullah Javed received the President’s Gold medal.

The CJCSC Overseas Gold Medal was presented to a friendly Country Senior Under Officer Fahad Bin Aqil Al Towarqi Al Fallaj from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Furthermore, Course Under Officer Ilyas Khan of the 14th Mujahid Course received the COAS Cane, and Course Junior Under Officer Danish Sattar of the 68th Integrated Course, and Course Under Officer Sher Bano of the 23rd Lady Cadet Course were honoured with the Commandant’s Canes.

General Shamshad commended the passing out cadets and their parents on their achievement, highlighting the PMA’s role as a centre of leadership and excellence.

The event showcased military discipline and the ethos of the Academy and the Pakistan Army.

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