Army chief asks graduates to be prepared for challenges

Sharif also urges graduating cadets to equip themselves both mentally and physically to ensure defence of motherland

News Desk September 05, 2014

The army chief on Thursday advised graduating officers of the Pakistan Army to be prepared for a complex threat environment for the defence of the country.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif was addressing the convocation ceremony of the 125th Pakistan Military Academy Long Course at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) on Thursday.

Advising the graduating officers, the army chief said, “While leading your men into combat, as young officers you must also inspire them by your knowledge, character, courage and competence”.

Sharif also urged the graduating cadets to equip themselves both mentally and physically to ensure the defence of the motherland in the face of a growingly complex threat environment.

The chief awarded degrees to graduating officers and congratulated them, their parents and faculty for the hard work they have put in to groom the future officers. The degree of Shaheed Lieutenant Nauman Raza was received by his father, squadron leader (retd) Shaukat Raza.

On arrival at the university, the army chief was received by Inspector General Training and Evaluation Lieutenant General Ikramul Haq and NUST Rector Lieutenant General (retd) Muhammad Asghar.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 5th, 2014.


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