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 was held at Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), Kakul, on October 9, 2021. Cadets from Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka were also among the passing out cadets. Chief of General Staff (CGS), Royal Saudi Armed Forces, General Fayyad bin Hamed bin Raqed Al Ruwaili, was the chief guest on the occasion.
The chief guest reviewed the parade and gave awards to the distinguished cadets. The coveted Sword of Honour was 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 Wanasinghe Arachchige Shanuka Mihiranga Pieris from Sri Lanka; Commandant's Medal was awarded to Junior Under Officer Rafid Abdullah Q Al-Junaid from KSA; and Chief of the Army Staff Cane was awarded to Course Under Officer Waqar Muhammad from the 33rd Technical Graduate Course and Course Under Officer Hassan Abrar from the 63rd Integrated Course, while the Commandant’s Cane was awarded to Course Under Officer Hina Bokhari from the 3rd Basic Military Training Course and Course Under Officer Hoor Fatima from the 18th Lady Cadets Course.
Addressing the parade, General Fayad bin Hamed bin Raqed Al Ruwaili congratulated the passing out cadets and their parents for the 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.
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