Defence minister announces Rs50 million for cadet college employees

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HYDERABAD: Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir on Tuesday announced a grant of Rs50 million for the welfare of employees of the Cadet College Petaro.

The minister made this announcement on behalf of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while speaking as chief guest at the Annual Parents Day of Cadet College Petaro in Jamshoro district.

“The principal and employees of the college are performing their duties in an effective manner,” the minister said and assured that they would receive all possible support and cooperation from the federal government for this noble cause. He added that the quality of an institution can be judged through its alumni, and the Petaro’s cadet college can be rightly proud of its graduates, who are serving on high ranks in armed forces, superior services, engineering, medical science, business, politics and many other disciplines.

Referring the current situation, the minister said that Pakistan was passing through a very critical time and facing a number of challenges. The weak economy, load shedding and terrorism were the main challenges when the present government took over the command, the minister said and added that it had overcome load shedding and menace of terrorism effectively.

“The defence forces of the country are effectively involved to eliminate terrorism from its roots and successfully conducted Operation Raddul Fasad,” Khurram Dastagir added.

The minister said that Pakistan is on a road to progress and China Pakistan Economic Corridor is a kick-start of the country’s long journey for its economic progress and development. He urged the cadets that being the future of the nation they should devote full energies towards their education and try to become useful citizens of the country.

The minister appreciated the performance of the college during last academic year as well as improvement in infrastructure and educational facilities, particularly the enhancement of its curriculum to include Chinese language, Federal Board and A-Levels.

Cadet College Principal Commodore Mehboob Elahi Malik SI (M) in his welcome address presented the annual report of the college as well as achievements in the academics, sports and co-curricular activities.