The 113th Midshipmen and 22nd Quick Service Fee (SSC) course passing out parade was held at Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi on Saturday.
The commissioning parade comprised 100 Midshipmen and 65 cadets of SSC Course, in keeping with a press launch issued by Pakistan Navy.
Commander Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq was the chief visitor of the ceremony who was obtained by Commander Karachi Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas upon his arrival on the academy.
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 on the sacred activity of defending the motherland.
Vice Admiral Asif additionally requested the younger officers to place of their greatest to reside as much as the expectations of the nation according to PN traditions.
“The chief guest applauded the friendly countries Midshipmen in absentia and also valued modest proceedings due to outbreak of Covid-19.”
He briefly talked about current acquisitions of platforms by Pakistan Navy and urged the officers to maintain themselves abreast with newest applied sciences in fashionable warfare and broaden their geo-strategic horizon together with skilled competence, learn the assertion.
He additionally acknowledged 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 discussing scenario in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the vice admiral valiantly underlined the “unprecedented, unjust unilateral revocation of Article 370 and malignant designs of our eastern neighbour”.
He additional highlighted that humiliation of the nation’s adversary on each inside and exterior fronts has bestowed extra duty upon Pakistan’s armed forces to reply befittingly, if provoked.
Earlier in his welcome handle, 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 maintaining the nationwide curiosity as at the start.
Later, the chief visitor distributed prizes amongst 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 Quick Service Fee Course gained the ‘Commandant Gold Medal’.
“The Proficiency Banner was reclaimed by Main Top Squadron.”
In response to the official assertion, the ceremony was attended by restricted variety of visitors amid the Covid-19 pandemic.