Graduation ceremony held at PAF Academy, Asghar Khan

RISALPUR: The graduation parade of 138 GD (P), 84 Engineering, 94 Air Defence, 19 Admin & Special Duties and 03 Logistics courses was held at PAF Academy, Asghar Khan on Monday.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff was the chief guest at the occasion. On his arrival at the Academy, he was received by Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force.

A total of 129 aviation cadets including 05 cadets from Royal Saudi Air Force, 01 from Royal Jordanian Air Force and 06 Lady Cadets were graduated at the occasion. The Chief Guest awarded branch insignias to the graduating cadets and also gave away trophies to the distinction holders. The chief guest awarded Quaid-e-Azam Banner to No 3 Squadron, the new Champion Squadron of the Academy.

Chief of the Air Staff Trophy for best performance in Flying Training was clinched by Aviation Cadet Sergeant Mohid bin Shahbaz, while the coveted Sword of Honour for Overall Best Performance in College of Flying Training was awarded to Aviation Cadet Academy Under Officer Mohammad Ashad Amir.

Chief of the Air Staff Trophy for best performance in Engineering was clinched by Aviation Cadet Sergeant Ammar Murtaza; whereas, the coveted Sword of Honour for Overall Best Performance in College of Aeronautical Engineering was awarded to Aviation Cadet Wing Under Officer Mohammad Hamza.

Trophies for overall best performance in 94 Air Defence and 19 Admin & Special Duties were won by Aviation Cadet Squadron Under Officer Zulfiqar Qurban and Aviation Cadet Junaid Anwar respectively. Aviation Cadet Sergeant Hamza Farooq won the trophy for Overall Best Performance in Logistics course. Aviation Cadet Wing Under Officer Mohammad Hamza was also awarded Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Trophy for Best Performance in General Service Training. The ceremony was witnessed by high-ranking Military & Civil Officials, Diplomats, foreign dignitaries and a large number of guests of graduating cadets.