6 Saudi cadets among graduates of Pakistan Military Academy

The passing out parade of 137th PMA Long Course, 8th Mujahid Course and 56th Integrated Course was held at PMA, Kakul. (Photo courtesy: ISPR)
Updated 30 September 2018

6 Saudi cadets among graduates of Pakistan Military Academy

ISLAMABAD: Six Saudis were among the cadets who graduated from the prestigious Pakistan Military Academy on Saturday.

Army Chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa praised the Saudi cadets, saying they “have earned their well-deserved commission.”

He added: “I extend my heartiest felicitations to these cadets, and wish them all the success for their future assignments.”

The graduates also included 31 cadets from the Federally Administered Tribal Area and 67 from Balochistan.

“You will lead some of the finest and most motivated soldiers in the world,” Bajwa told all the graduates. 

“Your conduct and professionalism will be observed and followed by them. Therefore, set personal examples and always lead from the front.”

UAE wins 2019 Ramadan Year of Tolerance football cup in Islamabad

Updated 21 min 27 sec ago

UAE wins 2019 Ramadan Year of Tolerance football cup in Islamabad

  • KSA, Egypt, Sudan, UAE, Nigeria, Kuwait & Arabs from two other nations played
  • KSA won third place match against Egypt on Saturday night

ISLAMABAD: The winning streak of the Emiratis that survived the ten day Year of Tolerance Football Championship of Ramadan 2019 came to a fruitful end early Sunday morning as the UAE team won against its opponent 1-0 taking the big trophy.
Initiative of UAE Ambassador Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al Zaabi who revived the spirit of football organizing the tournament last year under the title ‘Year of Zayed’ is aimed at rekindling relations between the Arab diplomats stationed in Islamabad.
“This kind of activity brings all Arabs, all Islamic countries, and all (Middle East) embassies together”, Al Zaabi told Arab News, as his team lifted the winning cup.
The Emirati envoy pledged to do more toward what he called a successful “sports diplomacy”.
The game was suspended back in 2008 during Pakistan’s troubled era plagued by terrorism. But in 2018 UAE emabssy which has indulged in several philanthropic activities took steps to connect with other Arab nations through football, a game commonly played in the Middle East.
Arab News shows in this video report, its second coverage of the tournament this month, the excitement of participants, players, and a select crowd of Arabs and Pakistanis enjoying the football in cricket crazy Pakistan.