The Changing of the Guard ceremony was held at the Tomb of the Father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to mark his 146th birthday anniversary today (Sunday).
Pakistan Air Force cadets handed over the guards’ duty to the Gentlemen Cadets of the Pakistan Military Academy.
A smartly turned-out contingent of Cadets from Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul, took the ceremonial duty of guards at the Mazar-e-Quaid. Lady Cadets from PMA also participated in the ceremony.
Major General Umer Aziz was the chief guest on occasion. He laid a floral wreath at the Mazar-e-Quaid and offered Fateha.
Remember that the first passing out parade of PMA was held on 25th December 1948. It was reviewed by the then Governor General of Pakistan, Khawaja Nazimuddin who presented the Quaid-e-Azam banner to the champion company.
The Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul has the singular honor of being the only military institution, designated, as “Quaid-e-Azam’s Own” by the Quaid-e-Azam as the Colonel-in-Chief of the Academy.