Graduation Ceremony Held at PAF Academy
The Graduation Parade of 138th GD (P) Course, 84th Engineering Course, 94th Air Defence Course, 19th Admin & Special Duties Course and 3rd Logistics Course was held at PAF Academy Asghar Khan. General Qamar Javed Bajwa, NI (M), HI (M) Chief of Army Staff was the chief guest at the occasion. On his arrival at the Academy, he was received by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman NI (M), Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force.
A total of 129 aviation cadets including 5 cadets from Royal Saudi Air Force, 1 from Royal Jordanian Air Force and 6 Lady Cadets graduated at the occasion. The Chief Guest awarded branch insignias to the graduating cadets and also gave away trophies to the distinction holders. The chief guest awarded Quaid-e-Azam Banner to No 3 Squadron, the new Champion Squadron of the Academy.
Chief of the Air Staff Trophy for best performance in Flying Training was clinched by Aviation Cadet Sergeant Mohid bin Shahbaz, while the coveted Sword of Honour for Overall Best Performance in College of Flying Training was awarded to Aviation Cadet Academy Under Officer Muhammad Ashad Amir. Chief of the Air Staff Trophy for Best Performance in Engineering was clinched by Aviation Cadet Sergeant Ammar Murtaza; whereas, the coveted Sword of Honour for Overall Best Performance in College of Aeronautical Engineering was awarded to Aviation Cadet Wing Under Officer Mohammad Hamza. Trophies for overall best performance in 94 Air Defence and 19 Admin & Special Duties were won by Aviation Cadet Squadron Under Officer Zulfiqar Qurban and Aviation Cadet Junaid Anwar respectively. Aviation Cadet Sergeant Hamza Farooq won the trophy for Overall Best Performance in Logistics course. Aviation Cadet Wing Under Officer Mohammad Hamza was also awarded Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Trophy for Best Performance in General Service Training.
The ceremony was witnessed by high-ranking military and civil officials, diplomats, foreign dignitaries and a large number of guests of graduating cadets.