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Convocation ceremony at PMA held

Rawalpindi, Oct 22: Convocation Ceremony of 116th PMA Long Course was held at Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul on Saturday. Lieutenant General Waseem Ahmed Ashraf, Corps Commander Gujranwala was the chief guest on the occasion. Addressing the graduating cadets, Lieutenant General Waseem Ahmad Ashraf said that today's Militaries have to develop the realization that modern-day defence capability demands a comprehensive understanding of the equipment and a keen understanding of developing technology, strategic concepts and global geo-political realities. In such a challenging and ever-changing world, it is binding to keep oneself abreast of the latest advancements.

It is your academic excellence, better professional knowledge and above all the strength of character, which will be the worthiest in your arsenal and will help you win trust as leaders. He said that our national security is confronted with many dangers. In order to face these odds, we need to have the best trained and best equipped troops, led by officers who are daring and patriotic. He further added that our future is safe and secure with the addition of such young military leaders like you. So, rise as men of knowledge and valour, to safeguard the ideological and physical boundaries of our motherland and prevent the nefarious designs of its enemies.

In his address Major General Zahid Hussain Khan, Commandant Pakistan Military Academy said that today's convocation ceremony bears testimony to the fact that we fully comprehend the significance of education and its role in national development. He said that with the acquired sound academic base, cadets would be able to develop and polish their talents in times to come and contribute towards nation building. Later, Lieutenant General Waseem Ahmed Ashraf gave away degrees and medals to graduating cadets. Chief of Army Staff Gold Medal, Science Medal and Tactics Gold Medal went to Academy Senior Under Officer Muhammad Ahmad. Humanities Gold Medal went to Gentleman Cadet Sami Ullah Farooq, whereas, Academics Gold Medal for Allied Gentleman Cadets was given to Sergeant Abdullah Shareef from Maldives. Academy Sergeant Major Talal received Shooting Gold Medal, whereas, Physical Efficiency Gold Medal went to Battalion Senior Under Officer Hassan.

In Ladies Integrated Course-2, Company Under Officer, Mahwash Manzoor and Lady Cadet Sara Alvi won Shooting and Physical Efficiency Medals respectively. Babar Company was given Professional Efficiency Trophy for attaining first position in training while Hamza Company won the Commandant's Trophy. The ceremony was attended by a large number of serving and retired Armed Forces Officers, parents and relatives. F.P

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