Passing out Parade of 118th Midshipmen and 26th Short Service Commission held at the Pakistan Naval Academy, in Karachi.
COAS Gen Asim Munir was the Chief Guest of the Ceremony. Earlier, on arrival, COAS was received by Commander Karachi Corps, Lieutenant General Babar Iftikhar. Army Chief Gen Asim Munir congratulated the commissioning term for the successful completion of training and becoming guardians of the maritime frontiers of Pakistan.
General Asim Munir has stressed the need for a national consensus to sail through the confronted challenges of the economy and terrorism.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army Chief made these remarks while addressing the Commissioning Parade.
Speaking on the occasion, COAS said Pakistan was passing through one of its most critical phases, and this required development of national consensus by all stakeholders to sail through the confronted challenges of economy and terrorism.
COAS Asim Munir congratulated the commissioning term for the successful completion of training and becoming guardians of the maritime frontiers of Pakistan.
“Maritime domain is continuously shifting, mainly due to technological advancement, wherein only those navies would prevail and prove effective that would align with professionalism and modern trends of warfare,” he stated.
The army chief appreciated Pakistan Naval Academy for imparting quality education not only to Pakistani cadets but also to cadets from friendly countries. He advised the young officers as future leaders to lead by their conduct, character, professional acumen, and foresight.
Later, the Chief Guest Gen Asim Munir gave away awards to the overall best cadet of the course. The prestigious Quaid-i-Azam Gold Medal was awarded to Lt Kashif Abdul Quyyom Pakistan Navy for his Overall Best Performance. Midshipman Naufil Malik was awarded the coveted Sword of Honour for his overall best performance.
After attending Passing out Prade at PNA the COAS visited Malir Garrison where he laid a floral wreath at Martyr’s Monument.
He also addressed the officers of Karachi Corps, Rangers, and other CAFs at Malir Garrison. COAS underscored the need for focus on the profession and demands of modern warfare and directed information operations.