CAS Addresses Graduating Cadets at PAF Academy, Asghar Khan
Guarding aerial frontiers of Pakistan and measuring up to the nation's expectations are sacred responsibilities. Put in your best to befittingly live up to the trust that the nation has reposed in you”, said Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, while addressing the graduation parade at PAF Academy, Asghar Khan on April 16, 2020. He was the chief guest at the graduation ceremony of 143 GD (P), 89 Engineering, 99 Air Defence, 23 Admin & Special Duties, 9 Navigation and 7 Logistics courses. Owing to COVID-19 threat, guests were not invited to attend the ceremony to ensure precautionary measures related to the prevalent situation in letter and spirit.
Addressing the graduating officers, CAS said, “You are the proud custodians of valuable traditions set by our predecessors who transformed PAF into an efficient fighting force. Therefore, your quest for excellence does not culminate with your graduation". He further said that while honing their professionalism, they should also inculcate the credentials of integrity, excellence and teamwork in their personalities to maintain PAF’s status as second to none. Highlighting the current situation, the CAS has further said that PAF has implemented all measures in line with the guidelines by Government of Pakistan to preserve force readiness and ensure safety of personnel. He has also assured the nation that PAF remains committed and prepared to respond, when called for. The CAS has also reiterated that we stand by our Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle for the right to self-determination.
A total of 115 Aviation Cadets graduated at the occasion. CAS awarded branch insignias to the graduating officers and gave away trophies to the distinction holders.
Chief of the Air Staff Trophy for Best Performance in Flying Training and the coveted Sword of Honour for Overall Best Performance in College of Flying Training was awarded to Aviation Cadet Academy Under Officer Haider Zameer Afridi; whereas Aviation Cadet Seargent Muhammad Kamran Arif was awarded Chief of the Air Staff Trophy for Best Performance in Engineering and the coveted Sword of Honour for Overall Best Performance in College of Aeronautical Engineering. The Trophy for Overall Best Performance in 99 Air Defence Course was awarded to Aviation Cadet Seargent Tanvir Akbar and the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Trophy for Best Performance in General Service Training was awarded to Aviation Cadet Squadron Under Officer Ahsan Qureshi.
The spirit formation of PAF Academy aerobatics team Sherdils also presented flypast over the venue.
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