A Day of Defense and Awareness - IBA Students Visit Malir Cantt Garrison
28 students from IBA's Social Sciences department (BS – SSLA) were hosted by the Pakistan Army at its Malir Garrison on 15th October. The student delegation was chaperoned by IBA's Security Manager Mr. Khalid Javed Rishi and Dr. Bilal Munshi for a day of awareness on matters regarding security and self preservation. The students arrived at the garrison at 10 AM and were welcomed by the organizers, after which they witnessed a demonstration of a raid by troops of the 54 Punjab Regiment. Students were then guided to the firing range where they were able to practice live firing with the MP5. The best shooters were awarded prizes by the Brigade Commander.
The next destination was the 26 Cavalry (Armored Corps Regiment) where students saw a demonstration by the Al Khalid Tank, which they later got to ride as well. The students wrapped up the day with a presentation by General Officer commanding Major General Shahzad Naeem Khan about the role of the army during times of peace and war. Students also visited the Malir School of Technical Training and Mehran School for Special Children. After such an event packed day, students were brought back to the Main Campus at 3 in the afternoon after having gained a new appreciation of the Pakistan Army and having had a chance to talk to the media present to cover this event.