Pakistan Navy celebrates officers commissioning century

Pakistan Navy celebrates officers commissioning century | PakistanTribeKARACHI – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan Navy is a capable and professional force and our maritime defence is impregnable.

Navy would prove its mettle in safeguarding maritime integrity of our country. He was addressing the 100th Midshipmen Commissioning term and 9th SSC Officer class passing out parade held at Pakistan Naval Academy here today.

PN officers commissioning | PakistanTribeThe Prime Minister further said that that on maritime front, we are on the path of self reliance and have achieved requisite skill level. Sound policies to counter external as well as internal threats are bringing results.

PN Seaking helicopters presenting salute to the Commissioning Officers on 100th Commissioning parade at Pakistan Naval Academy | PakistanTribe
PN Seaking helicopters presenting salute to the Commissioning Officers on 100th Commissioning parade at Pakistan Naval Academy.

While addressing the Commissioning officers, Mr. Nawaz Sharif said that a true leader leads from the front and sets an example for others.

The Commissioning term marching off at 100th Commissioning ceremony at Pakistan Naval Academy | PakistanTribe
The Commissioning term marching off at 100th Commissioning ceremony at Pakistan Naval Academy.

This earns the loyalty of those who follow. He added that a leader is one who is not only mentally and physically tough, but one who is open to new ideas and can be calm and composed in difficult situations. And most importantly, one who can have the trust of those whom he leads.

Prime Minister giving away Proficiency banner to the Fox'l squadron of Pakistan Naval Academy on best performance | PakistanTribe
Prime Minister giving away Proficiency banner to the Fox’l squadron of Pakistan Naval Academy on best performance.

Earlier in his welcome address Commandant PNA Commodore Zahid Ilyas highlighted salient features of the officers’ training. He apprised the audience that the commissioning term consists of 101 officers which includes 66 Midshipmen and 9 officers from brotherly countries of Nigeria, Palestine, Sudan and Yemen, apart from 35 Short Service Commission officers.

Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif addressing the parade at 100th Officers' Commissioning Ceremony at Pakistan Naval Academy | PakistanTribe
Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif addressing the parade at 100th Officers’ Commissioning Ceremony at Pakistan Naval Academy.

Later, the chief guest gave away prizes to the winners. Midshipman Roheel Shehzad was awarded the Sword of Honour for his overall best performance. Saud ur Rehman and Naeem Kamil Naeem Ahmed of Sudan were given Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Naval Staff Gold medal whereas Cadet Bilal Arsalan and Lt Zeeshan Zafar received Commandant and Quaid-e-Azam Gold Medals respectively.

Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and Naval Chief Admiral Asif Sandila with the Prize winners of 100th Commissioning Parade of Pakistan Navy | PakistanTribe
Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif and Naval Chief Admiral Asif Sandila with the Prize winners of 100th Commissioning Parade of Pakistan Navy.

Academy Dirk was presented to Mid Salman Khatak. Proficiency Banner was awarded to Fox’l Squadron for its overall best performance.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif giving away Sword of Honour to Midshipman Roheel Shahzad at 100th Commissioning Ceremony at Pakistan Naval Academy | PakistanTribe
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif giving away Sword of Honour to Midshipman Roheel Shahzad at 100th Commissioning Ceremony at Pakistan Naval Academy.

The ceremony was attended by foreign ministers, a large number of senior Naval Officers, ambassadors, officers from sister services, civil dignitaries and parents of the passing out officers.

Smartly turned out commissioning parade at the 100th Commissioning ceremony of Pakistan Naval Academy | PakistanTribe
Smartly turned out commissioning parade at the 100th Commissioning ceremony of Pakistan Naval Academy.

Earlier upon his arrival at the Pakistan Naval Academy, the Prime Minister was received by Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila.

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