Cadet College Hasan Abdal
|Cadet College Hasan Abdal|
|Hasan Abdal, District Attock, Punjab (Pakistan)
|Motto||Second to None|
|Principal||Abdul Quddus Saggu (Acting Principal)|
|Area||98 acres (400,000 m2)|
Cadet College, Hasan Abdal is the first Cadet College in Pakistan and was established by the government of Punjab at the initiative of General Muhammad Ayub Khan, the then Commander-in-Chief of the Pakistan Army, originally to serve as a feeder institution to the Services Academies. For this purpose, Military Wings were started in 1952 in Government College, Sahiwal, and Islamia College, Peshawar. On the completion of buildings at the present location, the Military Wings were shifted to Hasan Abdal and the Cadet College started functioning as Punjab Cadet College in April 1954. In 1960, the government constituted a Board of Governors to exercise administrative control over the college. Hugh Catchpole was the founder Principal of the College.
The college prepares the boys for the Secondary School and Intermediate Examinations conducted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi, General Certificate of Education "O Levels"from Cambridge University, United Kingdom, General Certificate of Education "A Levels"from Cambridge University. Cadets excel in each examination of the local board and have achieved distinctions in the University of London examinations.
The college is divided into 6 wings.
||Light blue||Jinnah||Muhammad Ali Jinnah|
||Red||Haider||Caliph Ali (whose epithet was 'Haider')|
||Light maroon||Iqbal||Allama Muhammad Iqbal|
||Navy Blue||Omar||Caliph Omar|
||Yellow||Liaqat||Liaquat Ali Khan|
||Dark green||Aurangzeb||Aurangzeb Alamgir|
 Student life
The students are called cadets. Cadets take part in sports such as field hockey, football, basketball,swimming, volleyball, squash, tennis and horse riding. Fitness activities include gymnastics, jogging and running. Physical training (PT) is conducted in the morning and sports in the evening. Students are also taught drill. Classes are conducted in the morning and preps at night. The tough routine ensures physical buildup as well as academic excellence.
The college is spread over an area of about 98 acres (400,000 m2). The buildings comprise a mosque, a double-storeyed Education Block, College Hall (known as Naeem Hall, in memory of ex-cadet Capt. Naeem Akhtar (Shaheed), six hostels called "Wings", two cadets' messes (known as Khatlani Hall and Hussain Shah Hall in memory respectively of ex-cadet Lt. Ahmed Farooq Khatlani (Shaheed) and ex-cadet Lt. Hussain Shah (Shaheed), a swimming pool, a 16-bed hospital, the Administrative Block, Workshop, and Hobbies Block. Sports facilities include two squash courts and a number of football, hockey, cricket, basketball grounds and a riding school. The college has residential accommodation for the teaching and administrative staff.
Maj Gen (R) Najeeb Tariq has been appointed as new principal succeeding Prof M.Asif Malik (Pride of performance).
 Notable alumni
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- Khalid Shameem Wynne, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
- Air Chief Marshal Abbas Khattak, former Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force
- Javed Ashraf Qazi, ex-Federal Minister of Education, Communication and Railways, ex-Secretary Railways, ex-Commander XXX Corps, Gujranwala and ex-DG ISI
- Iftikhar Ali Khan, ex-Secretary Defence and ex-Chief of the General Staff (CGS), Pakistan Army
- Hamid Javaid, ex-Chief of Staff (COS) to the President of Pakistan and ex-Chairman HIT
- Masood Aslam, Commander XI Corps, Peshawar and Ex-IGT&E
- Sohaib Abbasi, formerly Senior Vice President of Oracle Tools and Education divisions, currently CEO of Informatica
- Asad Abidi, first Dean of LUMS School of Science and Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering at UCLA and Cornell
 See also
- Military College Jhelum
- PAF Public School Sargodha
- Garrison Cadet College Kohat
- Cadet College Larkana
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