Pakistan Army- CJCSC address to 126 PMA at Kakul
By Zaheerul Hassan
“During the past few years, we have witnessed rapid changes in the international environment resulting in a wave of internal instability in our country. We have been subjected to a new form of war with dangerous consequence for our liberty and independence. We must prove to the world that we are a resilient nation and cannot be undermined by extremists”. General Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) made these assertions while addressing the Passing out Parade of 126 PMA long course. The Chairman highlighted that “we are living in an era of rapid technological advancement and future military leadership will find themselves at a loss if they fail to keep pace with evolving trends”.
The CJCSC while reviewing the Parade appreciated the standard of professionalism acquired by the graduating cadets, specially the immaculate turn out and exuberance in drill movements. Chairman while addressing the cadet officers said that “Pakistan is a peace loving country and we want to promote international peace as it is an assurance of our own internal stability. Our brave officers and soldiers have given their best in the line of duty to ensure the defence of motherland. I am confident that this trust has been reposed in able hands and you will become a mark of pride for your nation”.
Chairman congratulated the parents of cadets and the Faculty for achieving traditional bench marks of excellence in molding young men into able and impeccable officers of Pakistan Army.
The Sword of Honour for the overall best cadet was awarded to Academy Senior Under Officer Anees, the President Gold Medal was awarded to Battalion Senior Under Officer Jalal, Chief of Army Staff’s Overseas Gold Medal was awarded to Allied Under Officer Osama and Chief of Army Staff Cane was awarded to Course Senior Under Officer Tariq.
Earlier on his arrival at PMA Chairman was received by Major General Sadiq Ali, Commandant Pakistan Military Academy. The commissioning parade constituted the 126 PMA Long Course, 24 Technical Graduate Course, 45 Integrated Course, 10th Lady Cadet Course along with a number of allied cadets from friendly countries of Palestine and Sudan.