Commandant’s Cane Winners: Lady Cadets’ Courses in PMA

By Lt Col Rashid Zia Cheema (R) 2nd SSC

Course Under Officer Wajiha Arshad Commandant’s Cane Winner of Lady Cadets’ Course-1The PMA Lady Cadet’s Course was first started in November 2006. The course is taken by masters and bachelors qualified ladies who are sound professionals in their fields. The lady cadets undergo a training period of six months and after the Passing Out are inducted into various fields (other than Medical; they get training at Army Medical College) as Captains in supporting arms of the Pakistan Army. They are selected from all over the country through a stringent criterion for service in the field of Signals, EME, ISPR, IT, Education and JAG Branch.

A male cadet in PMA is called GC (Gentleman Cadet) while a female cadet is called LC (Lady Cadet).

Their first Passing Out Parade, held in PMA on 14 April 2007, had a historical significance. In addition to 115 PMA Long Course, 29th Graduate Course and Technical Graduate Course-19, the first batch of 36 lady cadets under the Ladies Integrated Course-1 also participated in the Passing Out Parade.

The President of Pakistan Gen Pervez Musharraf was the Reviewing Officer. He said in his speech that with the passing out of first-ever batch of 36 lady cadets other than medical, PMA has added a new chapter in its history. He said the induction of these lady cadets as commissioned officers for the first time in various sections of army other than medical including ISPR, Education and Signals will help ensure women emancipation in various fields according to their potential.

Some initial courses were called Lady Integrated Course but later the name was changed to Lady Cadets’ Course.

The Commandant’s Cane is awarded to that Lady Cadet who achieves an overall best performance during her entire training period at the PMA, Kakul. The award of Commandant’s Cane is considered as a great honour and it is the cherished dream of all cadets.

This Post will show the photos of all Commandant’s Cane winners of Lady Cadet’s Courses receiving this coveted award on their Passing Out Parade.

Editor: This page is under development and the photos/details will be added as and when received from the female officers of different courses. Details can be written in the Comment Box at the end of this page while the photos can be sent to the Editor at: nativepakistan@gmail.com

Lady Cadets’ Course-1 (14 April 2007): Course Under Officer Wajiha Arshad. Parent unit: ???
Alma Mater: ???
The Course was called Lady Integrated Course-1
She is a Maj.

Wajiha Arshad, Commandant's Cane Winner, Lady Cadets' Course-1, PMA, Kakul, 14 April 2007

Lady Cadets’ Course-2 (Date: ???): Course Under Officer ???. Parent unit: ???
Alma Mater: ???
She is a Maj.
Photo awaited.

Lady Cadets’ Course-3 (25 Oct 2008): Course Under Officer ???. Parent unit: ???
Alma Mater: ???
She is a Maj
Photo awaited.

Lady Cadets’ Course-4 (25 April 2009): Course Under Officer Maria Siddique. Parent unit: ???
Alma Mater: ???
She is a Capt.
Photo awaited.

Lady Cadets’ Course-5 (26 Oct 2009): Course Under Officer Mamoona Hassan Usmani. Parent unit: ???
Alma Mater: ???
She is a Capt.
Photo awaited.

Lady Cadets’ Course-6 (17  April 2010): Course Under Officer Sidra Aslam. Parent unit: ???
Alma Mater: ???
She is a Capt.
Photo awaited.

Lady Cadets’ Course-7 (23 Oct 2010): Course Under Officer Saima MustafaParent unit: ???
Alma Mater: ???
She is a Capt.

Saima Mustafa, Commandant's Cane Winner, Lady Cadets' Course-7, PMA, Kakul, 23 Oct 2010

Lady Cadets’ Course-8 (23 April 2011): Course Under Officer Ayesha Aslam. Parent unit: ???
Alma Mater: ???
She is a Capt.
Ayesha Aslam, Commandant's Cane Winner, Lady Cadets' Course-8, PMA, Kakul, 23 April 2011

Lady Cadets’ Course-9 (22 Oct 2011): Course Under Officer Sana Ayaz Qazi. Parent unit: ???
Alma Mater: ???
She is a Capt.
Photo awaited.

Lady Cadets’ Course-10 (20 Oct 2012): Course Under Officer ???. Parent unit: ???
Alma Mater: ???
She is a Capt.
Photo awaited.

Lady Cadets’ Course-11 (12 Oct 2013): Course Under Officer ???. Parent unit: ???
Alma Mater: ???
She is a Capt.
Photo awaited.

Lady Cadets’ Course-12 (?? Oct 2014): Course Under Officer ???. Parent unit: ???
Alma Mater: ???
She is a Capt.
Photo awaited.

Lady Cadets’ Course-13 (17 Oct 2015): CSUO Masooma Daudpota. Parent unit: ???
Alma Mater: ???
She is a Capt.
Masooma Daudpota, Commandant's Cane Winner, Lady Cadets' Course-13, PMA, Kakul, 17 Oct 2015

Related Pages:
Sword of Honour Winners, PMA, Kakul, Abbotabad
C-in-C/COAS Cane Winners in PMA
Pakistan Army Cadets Trained at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK
Army Blog (Retired Officers)

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Comments

  1. LCC Aspirant says:

    Sir,
    Why Army is not going to announce LCC 14 this year?

  2. Maj Mohammad Safdar (R), Air Def (2nd SSC) Idaho, USA says:

    Dear Cheema,
    It’s an excellent work!! Women empowerment in Pakistan is on the right track and the world must know it.

  3. Lt Col Ansar Khas (R), UK says:

    Dear Cheema,
    The work you are doing will be remembered forever.
    Geo to aisay geo, Sir.

  4. Sir,
    You are doing a great service, salute to you, it’s very interesting, keep it up, sir!!

  5. Col Shah Alam (R), Avn (34 PMA), Canada says:

    Dear Editor,
    Hats off to you for undertaking this venture. If anything the female Cadets deserve it more for achieving it in a country which is still not unanimous on the extent to which they can be permitted to partake in a men’s world.
    Though the opportunities for the women have improved exponentially over the years in Pakistan, a lot more remains to be accomplished. Every effort must thence be made to accord them the highest recognition and appreciation.
    Kudos to the female cadets for undertaking training at the PMA and to you for acknowledging and publicizing their recognition.

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