KARACHI – 113th Midshipmen and 22nd Brief Service Fee (SSC) Course Passing Out Parade was held at Pakistan Naval Academy, Karachi.
The Commissioning Parade comprised of 100 Midshipmen & 65 cadets of SSC Course. Commander Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq graced the event as Chief Visitor. Upon his arrival, the Chief Visitor was acquired by Commander Karachi Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas.
Whereas addressing the parade, the Chief Visitor congratulated the newly commissioned officers for proudly becoming a member of ranks of maritime defenders of Pakistan. He suggested the officers to stay grateful to Allah almighty for the chance being bestowed upon them and stay resolute in taking over the sacred activity of defending the motherland.
Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas additionally requested the younger officers to place of their greatest to stay as much as the expectations of the nation according to PN traditions. The Chief Visitor applauded the pleasant international locations Midshipmen in absentia and in addition valued modest proceedings attributable to outbreak of pandemic COVID-19.
He briefly talked about current acquisitions of platforms by Pakistan Navy and urged the officers to maintain themselves abreast with the most recent applied sciences in trendy warfare and broaden their geo-strategic horizon together with skilled competence.
He additionally acknowledged the efforts and sacrifices of armed forces and pledged made in direction of safeguarding nationwide sovereignty in opposition to any risk posed by the adversary. Whereas speaking on IoK, the Admiral valiantly underlined the unprecedented, unjust unilateral revocation of article 370 and malignant designs of our japanese neighbour. He additional highlighted that humiliation of our adversary on each inside and exterior fronts has bestowed extra duty upon Pakistan Armed Forces to reply befittingly if provoked.
Earlier in his welcome deal with, Commandant Pakistan Naval Academy highlighted salient options of officers’ excessive coaching requirements that ensured confidence of pleasant international locations in Pakistan Naval Academy’s coaching. He additionally suggested the younger sentinels to carry quick the core values of Religion, Character, Braveness and Dedication, adopted in Pakistan Navy, whereas holding the nationwide curiosity as in the beginning.
Later, the Chief Visitor gave away the prizes to place holders. The celebrated ‘Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal’ was conferred upon Lt Arslan Tariq PN. Midshipman Abdul Rehman was awarded the coveted ‘Sword of Honour’ for his total greatest efficiency, whereas, Midshipman Ahmed Iqbal Bazmi gained the ‘Academy’s Dirk’. Officer Cadet Muhammad Hassan Jalal was awarded ‘Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gold Medal’ and Officer Cadet Muhammad Usman Khan from Brief Service Fee Course gained the ‘Commandant Gold Medal’. The Proficiency Banner was reclaimed by Most important High Squadron.
Resulting from COVID 19 pandemic, the ceremony was attended by a restricted variety of visitors.