Cadet College Hasan Abdal

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Cadet College Hasan Abdal
Cadet College Hasan Abdal-Monogram.png
Hasan Abdal, District Attock, Punjab (Pakistan)
Motto Second to None
Opened 1954
Principal Major Gen(rtd) Najeeb Tariq
Area 98 acres (400,000 m2)
Colour(s) Blue
Demonym Abdalians
Wings 6

Cadet College, Hasan Abdal (Urdu/Paxtonix : کیڈٹ کالج )ّّّّّ is a residential secondary school located in Hasan Abdal, Attock District, Punjab, Pakistan.


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 is located on the Rawalpindi/Peshawar road about 29 miles (48 km) from Rawalpindi/Islamabad, in natural surroundings near the junction of the National Highway and Hazara Trunk Road.


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" and "A Levels" from Cambridge University, UK. After graduation from the college, many Abdalians have gone on to secure top positions in many top and major universities both in Pakistan and abroad.


The college is divided into 6 wings.

Colours Wing Named after
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
Golden Liaqat Liaquat Ali Khan
Dark green Aurangzeb Aurangzeb Alamgir

Student life[edit]

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.


Cadet College Hasanabdal - 1993

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.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  • Listed in Free web directory by Dmoz Pakistan.

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Coordinates: 33°49′09″N 72°40′38″E / 33.819161°N 72.677211°E / 33.819161; 72.677211