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Cadets of Pakistan Military Academy Kakul mount guard at Quaids Mazar.

KARACHI, December 25, 2010 (Frontier Star): A smartly turned out contingent of gentlemen Cadets from the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA), Kakul, mounted ceremonial guard at the Mazar of Quaid-e-Azam on Saturday as a part of celebration to mark the Father of the nations 134th birth anniversary. An ISPR press release said that Major General Mazhar Jamil, Commandant Pakistan Military Academy, reviewed the parade, laid wreath, presented the salute and offered fateha. It said that the first passing out parade of PMA was held on 25th December, 1948. It was reviewed by the then Governor General of Pakistan, Khawaja Nazimuddin, who presented the Quaid-e-Azam Banner to the champion company. The Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul, has the singular honour of being the only military institution designated as Quaid-e-Azams Own by the Father of the Nation himself. He was the first and only Colonel-in-Chief of the Academy, it was further stated. The guard mounting ceremony by PMA cadets is a regular annual feature to pay homage to the Father of the Nation. Later, the representatives of three services laid floral wreath and offered fateha at Quaids tomb.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Dec 25, 2010
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