In the current scenario, strong leaders and decision makers are crucial for upholding and securing the future of Pakistan. We need to move forward with a strong faith on unity and diversity. You have been bestowed upon a huge responsibility, but we assure you that we all have full faith in you and our prayers and support will always be with you.
Abbottabad, Pakistan (PRWEB) September 3, 2009
The Chief Executive Officer of SAMAA TV, Mr. Amir Jahangir and the SAMAA team shared the spirit of Ramadan with the cadets of Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) Kakul near Abbottabad by appreciating the efforts, dedication and sacrifices of the Pakistan Forces for its nation.
The Iftar Program took place at the 1st PAK Battalion which has more than 600 cadets with Lt. Col. Nadeem Rehmat Ullah as the Commanding Officer of the Battalion.
Speaking at the occasion, Lt. Col Rehmat Ullah said that "The PMA is the world's 5th largest military academy and also internationally recognized as one of the leading military institutions which builds top professional army officers. We work very hard to train these young men and women into brave soldiers holding the principles of faith, unity and discipline very high, as our aim is to foster and inculcate those attributes in a Cadet which will ensure his continuous and progressive development as a regular officer in the Pakistan Army. Our cadets are trained in a way that they can make decisions as and when required by the military profession."
Lt. Col Rehmat Ullah said that he and his battalion were thankful to SAMAA for taking out time and visiting the PMA and the young cadets, as SAMAA's special acknowledgement is a further support to these young cadets which endorses the importance of their role for their country as well as the significance of the core values of an army officer.
Amir Jahangir, Chief Executive Officer SAMAA TV in his message to the battalion appreciated the efforts, dedication and sacrifices of the Pakistan Forces for its nation.
He acknowledged the crucial role of the army in the war against extremism in Pakistan and also the humanitarian role they played in the facilitation of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) of SWAT. "The leadership, discipline and commitment shown by our Armed Forces hold a high regard and respect in the heart of our people and the entire nation stands behind them for their support and encouragement," Jahangir said.
Mr. Jahangir made a special acknowledgment to the officers of the Pakistan Army who have laid down their lives for the defense of their homeland and said that they would always be remembered in all prayers and were the true heroes of Pakistan. Speaking to the cadets, Mr. Jahangir also said that "In the current scenario, strong leaders and decision makers are crucial for upholding and securing the future of Pakistan. We need to move forward with a strong faith on unity and diversity. You have been bestowed upon a huge responsibility, but we assure you that we all have full faith in you and our prayers and support will always be with you."
Mr. Amir Jahangir also expressed that the holy month of Ramadan is a special month for elevating our spirits and souls. He commended the cadets and officers for showing such high spirits although being far away from their families and loved ones and assured them that the nation was very proud of its defense forces and their vigilant commitment.
The Pakistan Military Academy has more than 2,000 cadets, three training battalions and 12 companies. More than 2,000 guests each year, from over 34 countries, also receive some training at the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) as part of the capacity-building of professionals at the highest ranked military academies across the world. The PMA makes potential officers undergo a series of grueling training programs designed to inculcate the attributes and qualities essential for a career in the Pakistani armed forces. The Cadet's personality is broken down and then rebuilt to suit requirements of the Pakistan Army.
This special visit will also be broadcasted on SAMAA TV in a special Iftar Program, "Iftar Ka Samaa", on September 11th, which aims at sharing the spirit of Ramadan with the vulnerable communities across Pakistan, who through their hard work and dedication carry a high importance and have given great contribution to the socio-economic development of the nation. The program also aims at working as the catalyst for voicing their concerns and issues and promotes the values of unity and humanity.
Approximately 620,000 personnel are on active duty in the military; At least 1,865 soldiers and policemen were killed between 2003 and 2008; About 484 soldiers and policemen were martyred in 2009.
SAMAA TV is one of Pakistan's leading private satellite television channels, which takes pride in its fair, factual and independent news coverage through its on-the-hour bulletins, breaking stories, incisive political analysis and current affairs programs. The channel has also made a niche for itself through its programs on women and youth issues besides infotainment and sports. SAMAA TV, launched in December 2007 has network of district correspondents and five (5) bureaus across Pakistan along with international stringers in the Middle East, Europe and North America.