Pak Army’s Major Uqbah becomes first ever Pakistani to train British armed forces


LONDON: Pakistan Army’s Major Uqbah Hadeed Malik has become the first ever Pakistani officer to be training the British armed forces at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Major Uqbah Hadeed Malik, the first ever Pakistani Officer to be training the British Armed Forces feeder institution witnessed his cadets march into their final term in front of dignitaries and the Sovereign’s representative, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Bradshaw. A feat unprecedented, as Major Uqbah Hadeed Malik is the first ever Muslim since British Army’s inception in

1741 to have commanded and instructed a regular Commissioning Course. He is also a Sword of Honour holder from the same institution in 2007.

H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK together with his spouse was invited to see Officer Cadet Aheer become an officer and Major Uqbah’s platoon promote to final term. The High Commissioner commended both the officers for flying the Pakistani flag high and cementing the institutional relations between the two countries.

He told that his selection for this role is an acknowledgement of the Pakistani military’s professional capabilities.

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