RAWALPINDI/KAKUL: On Saturday, President Arif Alvi said that Pakistani armed forces were fully capable of deterring and defeating aggression across the complete spectrum of the threat.
The president made the remarks while addressing participants of a passing-out ceremony at Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul. He was the chief guest of the passing-out parade of cadets of 139th Long Course, 9th Mujahid Course, 58th Integrated Course and 14th Lady Cadet Course upon completion of their training.
The chief guest reviewed the parade and gave awards to the distinguished cadets, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. The ‘Sword of Honour’ was awarded to Academy Senior Under Officer Haider Ali Khan, president’s gold medal awarded to Battalion Senior Under Officer Muhammad Umar Khan and commandant’s cane to two cadets, Course Under Officer Mohammad Shahzad from Mujahid Course and Course Under Officer Ahmed Bilal from Integrated Course.
The chairman joint chiefs of staff committee (CJCSC) overseas gold medal was awarded to Under Officer Abryrathns from Sri Lanka, and the commandant’s cane to Course Under Officer Ayesha Shakeel from Lady Cadet Course.
Speaking on the occasion, the president congratulated the passed-out cadets and their families.
“You will be leading some of the best trained, motivated and battle-hardened soldiers in the world. Bear in mind that your nation reposes great trust in you and it must be maintained by achieving high standard of professional excellence,” he said.
“Pakistan armed forces today are highly motivated, battle-hardened, and fully aware of the multitude of the threats to our beloved country. I have no doubt that Pakistan armed forces are fully capable of deterring and defeating aggression across the complete spectrum of threat.”