Pakistan is passing through a critical juncture: COAS
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The commissioning parade of the 118th Midshipmen and 26th Short Service Commission was held at Pakistan Naval Academy in Karachi, ISPR said.
Chief of Army Staff ( COAS) General Syed Asim Munir was the chief guest. Upon arrival, he was received by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi.
Addressing the parade, COAS congratulated the commissioning term for the successful completion of training and becoming guardians of the maritime frontiers of Pakistan.
He said that the maritime domain is continuously shifting, mainly due to technological advancement, herein only those navies would prevail and prove effective that would align with professionalism and modern trends of warfare.
The COAS appreciated the Pakistan Naval Academy for imparting quality education not only to Pakistani cadets but to the cadets of friendly countries.
“Pakistan is passing through one of her most critical junctures and this requires the development of national consensus by all stakeholders to sail through the confronted challenges of economy and terrorism.”
Later, the chief guest gave away awards to the prize winners. The prestigious Quaid-i-Azam Gold Medal was awarded to Lt Kashif Abdul Quyyom PN for his overall best performance. Midshipman Naufil Malik was awarded the coveted Sword of Honour for his overall best performance.
Later, COAS visited Malir Garrison where he laid a wreath at Martyr’s Monument. He also addressed the officers of Karachi Corps, Rangers and other CAFs at Malir Garrison.
The COAS underscored the need for focus on the profession and demands of modern warfare and directed information operations.