Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has become the first Pakistani ever to be the sovereign representative of the queen of United Kingdom during the Sovereign’s Parade at the Military Academy Sandhurst. The army chief on Friday addressed a passing out parade at the Royal Military Academy as the first Pakistani dignitary who was invited as the chief guest.
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Apart from UK cadets, 41 international cadets from 26 various countries including two cadets from Pakistan military academy — Cadet Muhammad Abdullah Babar and Cadet Mujtaba — have passed out.
According to the UK’s Defence Ministry, General Bajwa represented the queen at the sovereign’s parade for commissioning course 213 (CC213) of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) on Friday during a ceremony that attracted military leaders from dozens of countries of the world.
This was the 198th sovereign’s parade where General Bajwa became the first Pakistani to be the sovereign’s representative.
Source: The News