ISLAMABAD, OCT 9 /DNA/ – Passing out parade of cadets of 144th Long Course, 63rd Integrated Course, 33rd Technical Graduate Course, 3rd Basic Military Training Course and 18th Lady Cadets Course held at Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul.
Cadets from Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka were also among the passed out cadets. General Fayiadh bin Hamed bin Raged Al-Rowaily, Chief of General Staff (CGS) Royal Saudi Armed Forces, was chief guest on the occasion.
The chief guest reviewed the parade and gave awards to distinguished cadets. Coveted Sword of Honour awarded to Battalion Senior Under Officer Usman Anwar, President’s Gold medal to Battalion Senior Under Officer Hamza Nazir, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Overseas Gold Medal to Senior Under Officer Wanasingle Arachchige Shanuka Mihirange Pieris from Sri Lanka, Commandant’s Medal awarded to Junior Under Officer Rafid Abdullah Q Al-Junaid from KSA and Chief of Army Staff Cane was awarded to Course Under Officer Waqar Muhammad from 33rd Technical Graduate Course and Course Under Officer Hassan Abrar from 63rd Integrated Course while Commandant’s Cane was awarded to Course Under Officer Hina Bokhari from 3rd Basic Military Training Course and Course Under Officer Hoor Fatima from 18th Lady Cadets Course.
Addressing the parade, General Fayiadh bin Hamed bin Raged Al-Rowaily congratulated the passing out cadets and their parents for successful completion of training and commissioning into service. The Saudi CGS praised Pakistan Army for its professional excellence that testifies the high standards of training being imparted at PMA; the premier training institution.=DNA