PMA passing out parade held without an audience for the first time since 1947

The passing out parade of graduating cadets at The Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) in Kakul took place without parents and guests for the first time.

The last time the graduation was held without an audience was in 1947, after the partition of Pakistan and India.

A military source told news outlets that no guests were invited as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the parade took place as per regular military standards.

The source added that all passed-out cadets had been moved to their units. No one was allowed to go on leave to their homes before joining.

In a statement, The ISPR said that cadets from Iraq, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and Sri Lanka were among the passed-out cadets.

Inspector General Training and Evaluation, Lt. Gen. Sher Afghan reviewed the parade as chief guest and gave awards to the new officers.

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