COAS pays tribute to veterans of 1st PMA Long Course
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Platinum Jubilee Reunion of the 1st PMA Long Course was held in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa graced the occasion as chief guest. Paying rich tribute to veterans of the 1st PMA Long Course for their great contribution, the COAS said they provided pioneer leadership to the Pakistan Army. He said the Pakistan Army had established the Army Institute of Military History (AIMH), where “we are working to preserve our military history and veterans’ experiences, which should be useful to younger generation of officers”.
Officers of 1st PMA Long Course joined PMA in Jan 1948
The Platinum Jubilee Reunion was attended by surviving members of the 1st PMA Long Course and their families. Officers of the 1st PMA Long Course joined PMA in Jan 1948 and 62 officers were commissioned on Feb 4, 1950, including Major Aziz Bhatti (Shaheed), Nishan-e-Haider.