History of Cadet College Palandri

Cadet College Palandri is situated in beautiful natural surroundings about 100 Kms from Islamabad.  Its climatic conditions resemble those of Abbottabad.  From Islamabad/Rawalpindi, the road passes through Sihala, Kahuta and Azad Pattan.  After crossing the bridge on the River Jehlum, the road climbs to the height of about 5000 feet.  The College Complex is situated on the south eastern flank of Palandri town.

THE COLLEGE CAMPUS

The College is spread over an area of about 60 acres.  The buildings comprise of a double storied Education block, Five Hostels called Jinnah House, Iqbal House, Khan House, Sher House and Karailvi House, Cadets Mess, and Administrative block. The college campus has residential accommodation for the staff.  There are several play grounds in the college for outdoor games which include hockey, football, volleyball, basketball, cricket field and an athletic track. The College also has a state of art gymnasium, which provides facilities for weight training, indoor badminton, volleyball and basketball. It also includes an international standard squash court.

ESTABLISHMENT – CADET COLLEGE PALANDRI

In 1973, the Government of Pakistan acceded to genuine demand of people of AJ&K and announced establishment of Cadet College Palandri alongwith similar Colleges at Larkana (Sindh) and Mastung (Balochistan).  In 1976, the Federal Government of Pakistan provided an amount of Rs. 1.525 million for initial survey, designing and soil testing.  In 1977, sixty (60) acres of land worth Rs. 2.434 million was acquired.  M/S Allied Engineering Consultants, Lahore carried out the designing of the Project.  Since July 1977, this Project remained pended for want of funds, till its revival in 1987.  Lt Col (Retd) Muhammad Naqi Khan, the then Project Director made dedicated effort in establishment of Cadet College.  On 22 Jan 1990, the then Honourable Prime Minister of Azad Govt of the State of J&K laid the foundation stone of the College.

On 9 July 1998, the Board of Governors of the College decided to commission the College with effect from 15 September 1998. All the preparations which included procurement of equipment, furniture, selection of cadets, teaching staff and administrative staff, were completed in about 8 weeks time. The College was inaugurated on 15 September 1998 by the then Prime Minister of Azad Govt. of the State of J&K. The College commenced its academic session on 15 Sep 1998. 
College Motto is      “Serve with Valour”.
 
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