KARACHI: Passing out parade of 113th Midshipmen and 22nd Short Service Commission course was held at Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi on Saturday.
The Commissioning Parade comprised of 100 Midshipmen and 65 cadets of SSC Course. Commander Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Upon his arrival, the Chief Guest was received by Commander Karachi Vice Admiral Zahid Ilyas.
While addressing the parade, the Chief Guest Commander Pakistan Fleet Vice Admiral Asif Khaliq congratulated the newly commissioned officers for proudly joining ranks of maritime defenders of Pakistan. He advised the officers to remain grateful to Allah almighty for the opportunity being bestowed upon them and remain resolute in taking up the sacred task of defending the motherland.
While talking on Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Admiral valiantly underlined the unprecedented, unjust unilateral revocation of article 370 and malignant designs of our eastern neighbour.
Later, the Chief Guest gave away the prizes to position holders. The prestigious 'Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medal' was conferred upon Lt Arslan Tariq PN. Midshipman Abdul Rehman was awarded the coveted 'Sword of Honour' for his overall best performance.
Due to COVID 19 pandemic, the ceremony was attended by limited number of guests.