KARACHI: The 108th Midshipmen commissioning parade was on Saturday held at the Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi which included candidates from Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Maldives and Saudi Arabia as well.
Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was the chief guest on the occasion and was given a guard of honour. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi also attended the passing out parade of 129 officers comprising 57 Pakistanis.
Addressing the ceremony, PM Abbasi said it is a memorable day for the successful candidates today, and congratulated all of them. The confidence of cadets is a symbol of country’s strong defence, he commented.
The premier acknowledged the role of cadets and maintained that Pakistan Navy is doing great work for the sovereignty of our motherland. Furthermore, the candidates who showed brilliant performance during their training were awarded with prizes.
It is worth mentioning here that Pakistan has so far trained more than 2200 cadets from other countries. The current naval chiefs of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain have also received training from the Pakistan Naval Academy.