According to an ISPR press release, CJCSC was addressing as the chief guest of the passing out parade of 133rd PMA Long Course, Graduate Course 34th, Technical Graduate Course 27th, Integrated Course 51 and Lady Cadets Course 13th at Pakistan Military Academy Kakul today.
General Rashad Mahmood said that Operation Zarb-e-Azab reflects the unflinching resolve of the armed forces and the people of Pakistan to defeat the evil forces of regression.
He said invaluable sacrifices rendered by the Pak Army, in their fight against terrorism reflect the will and hope of the whole nation. “Our officers and men have written some astonishing feats with their blood, of indomitable courage, selflessness, and professional purpose. The whole nation salutes their sacrifices and they shall never be forgotten.”
CJCSC further said that, the internal and external challenges that Pakistan confronts today are indeed daunting and complex . “I therefore, urge all of you to keep yourself abreast of emerging technologies, new age weapons and concepts of technology-driven warfare.”
The cadets from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Palestine, and Libya were also among the passed out courses.
Earlier, CJCSC reviewed the parade and also awarded the coveted Sword of Honour to Battalion Senior under Officer Muhammad Waleed. The President’s Gold Medal to Academy Senior under Officer Muhammad Asfandyar Khan, the Chief of Army Staff Overseas Gold Medal to Allied under Officer Faisal Naif B Aldawish from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Commandant’s Cane for the best cadet was awarded to Course Under Officer Syed Haseeb Hussain Gilani of Graduate course, Course Under Officer Abdul Rehman Tahir, Technical Graduate course, Course Under Officer Nadir Mahmood Khan of integrated course, Course Under Officer Masooma Daudpota of Lady cadet course.