A video of Iraqi cadets passing out from Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) on Saturday 10th April 2021 and receiving a warm welcome at home is making rounds on social media.
Pakistan Embassy in Iraq shared the video on its official Twitter account. The video has generated massive views on social media since its release. A score of foreign cadets passed out along with local cadets from the Pakistan Military Academy Kakul in Abbottabad.
The viral video shows friends and family warmly embracing the cadets who returned from Pakistan. According to the widely circulated statement on social media, Iraqi cadets had expressed gratitude to the armed forces of Pakistan for training them.
“Reception at Baghdad for Iraqi Cadets who Passed out from Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul, Abbotabad Pakistan on 10 April 2021 in 143 PMA long Course" pic.twitter.com/GO4tBoiGQ5— Pakistan Embassy Iraq (@pakiniraq) April 12, 2021
“Thanks to the Government of Pakistan for providing us the opportunity to get training at one of the best military academies of the world, PMA. The quality training imparted by the instructors of Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) shall always be remembered throughout our careers,” said one of the Iraqi cadets.
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Passing out parade of 143rd Long Course was held at PMA on Saturday, informed the media-wing of Pakistan Armed Forces, ISPR, in a press release. Chairman Joint Chief of Staff, Nadeem Raza attended the event as the chief guest.
Cadets from Maldives, Sri Lanka, Iraq, and Nepal were also among the passed-out cadets. A Sword of Honour was presented to academy senior under Officer Abdul Samad Khan Khattak, who informed the ISPR.
CJCSC Nadeem Raza addressed the parade and said that Pakistan is committed to peace and has contributed to regional peace and security.
He felicitated the passed-out cadets on completing the training and commission into Pakistan Army. He advised the passed-out cadets to keep themselves abreast of the latest challenges. Adding that the only way to meet these challenges is through professional prowess and dedication as the nation has pinned high hopes on the armed forces of Pakistan.