113th Midshipmen and 22nd Short Service Commission (SSC) Course Passing Out Parade was held at Pakistan Naval Academy, Karachi. The Commissioning Parade comprised of 100 midshipmen and 65 cadets of SSC Course. Commander Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq graced the occasion as chief guest.
The chief guest congratulated the newly commissioned officers for proudly joining ranks of maritime defenders of Pakistan and also asked the young officers to put in their best to live up to the expectations of the nation in line with Pakistan Navy traditions. He applauded the friendly countries' midshipmen in absentia and also valued the modest proceedings due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq proceeded to give away prizes to the position holders. The prestigious ‘Quaid-i-Azam Gold Medal’ was conferred upon Lt Arslan Tariq. Midshipman Abdul Rehman was awarded the coveted ‘Sword of Honour’ for his overall best performance, whereas, Midshipman Ahmed Iqbal Bazmi won the ‘Academy’s Dirk’. Officer Cadet Muhammad Hassan Jalal was awarded ‘Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gold Medal’ and Officer Cadet Muhammad Usman Khan from Short Service Commission Course won the ‘Commandant Gold Medal’. The Proficiency Banner was reclaimed by Main Top Squadron.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was attended by a limited number of guests.
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