Islamabad: Passing out Parade of 138 GD (P), 84 Engineering, 94 Air Defence, 19 Admin & Special Duties and 3rd Logistics courses was held at PAF Academy, Asghar Khan today.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa Chief of Army Staff was the chief guest at the occasion. On his arrival at the Academy, he was received by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force.
A total of 129 aviation cadets including 5 cadets from Royal Saudi Air Force, 1 from Royal Jordanian Air Force and 6 Lady Cadets were graduated at the occasion. The Chief Guest awarded branch insignias to the graduating cadets and also gave away trophies to the distinction holders. The chief guest awarded Quaid-e-Azam Banner to No 3 Squadron, the new Champion Squadron of the Academy.
Chief of the Air Staff Trophy for best performance in Flying Training was clinched by Aviation Cadet Sergeant Mohid bin Shahbaz, while the coveted Sword of Honour for Overall Best Performance in College of Flying Training was awarded to Aviation Cadet Academy Under Officer Muhammad Ashad Amir. Chief of the Air Staff Trophy for best performance in Engineering was clinched by Aviation Cadet Sergeant Ammar Murtaza;
whereas, the coveted Sword of Honour for Overall Best Performance in College of Aeronautical Engineering was awarded to Aviation Cadet Wing Under Officer Mohammad Hamza.
The ceremony was witnessed by high-ranking Military & Civil Officials, Diplomats, foreign dignitaries and a large number of guests of graduating cadets.
Meanwhile Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited family of Naib Subedar Muhammad Nadeem Shaheed at village Chah Ganja, Jhelum today who came under Indian shelling and embraced Shahadat in Rakh Chikri Sector along LOC on 29 September while assisting evacuation of civilians who had also been injured due to Indian firing. COAS laid wreath at his grave, offered dua and interacted with the brave family.
COAS said that naib sub Nadeem has lived up to commitment of Pakistan Army by laying his life while protecting our innocent brothers along LOC who are being cowardly targeted by Indian Army.