The winter session Passing Out Parade of 135th PMA Long Course, 54th Integrated Course and 7th Mujahid Course was held on April 15, 2017. The Reviewing Officer and Chief Guest of the parade was His Excellency Dr. Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, Defence Minister of Qatar. Mr. Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Defence Minister of Pakistan was also one of the distinguished guests. Besides, dignitaries, representatives of foreign embassies in Pakistan, retired and serving senior officers of the armed forces of Pakistan, parents of passing out cadets also witnessed the parade.
135th PMA Long Course,
54th Integrated Course,
7th Mujahid Course
The mega event commenced with the performance of the Pakistan Military Academy brass band in the Rafiullah Drill Square. The ‘markers’ then marched in and took their respective positions followed by the marching cadets raising slogan of “Allah-o-Akbar”, presenting a breath-taking display. On the arrival of the Chief Guest, General Salute was presented in the honour of the Chief Guest. The Reviewing Officer then reviewed the Parade accompanied by the Commandant, Battalion Commander 3rd Pakistan Battalion and the Academy Senior Under Officer. This was followed by spectacular march past by the complete parade. After the immaculate march past, the Academy Adjutant Major Muhammad Nouman handed over the Parade to Academy Senior Under Officer Imran Faiz.
PRIDE OF NATION
The coveted Sword of Honour was awarded to Academy Senior Under Officer Imran Faiz of 135 Long Course, while the President’s Gold Medal was awarded to Battalion Senior Under Officer Ahmed Jawad of the same course. The Overseas Gold Medal was awarded to Allied Under Officer Ashraf S.F. Sbaihat from Palestine who also passed out with 135 Long Course. Commandant’s Canes were awarded to Course Under Officer Umar Nawab from 54th Integrated Course and Course Under Officer Farrukh Ali Memon from 7th Mujahid Course. Tipu Company was declared the Champion Company.
The Senior Division took oath to reinvigorate their resolve to serve the motherland with the best of their potential. In a dignified manner and synchronized with tune played by the PMA Band, Senior Division left the drill square in slow march. It is the cherished dream of every cadet to step up the stairs leading to the Battalion Mess and become a part of the Pakistan Army Officers’ fraternity.