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Cadet College, Hasan Abdal is a residential high school that is located in Hasan Abdalmarker, Attock Districtmarker, Punjab, Pakistanmarker.


Cadet College, Hasan Abdal is the first Cadet College in Pakistanmarker and was established by the government of Punjabmarker 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 Collegemarker, Peshawarmarker. On the completion of buildings at the present location, the Military Wings were shifted to Hasan Abdalmarker 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.

Cadet College, Hasan Abdal is an outstanding educational institution having a legacy of glorious traditions. It is the alma mater of a multitude of successful Pakistanis.

Cadet College Hasan Abdal is located on the Rawalpindimarker/Peshawarmarker road about 29 miles (48 km) from Rawalpindimarker/Islamabadmarker. The college is situated in beautiful natural surroundings near the junction of the National Highway and Hazara Trunk Road.


The College prepares the boys for the Secondary School & Intermediate Examinations conducted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi, General Certificate of Education "O Levels" & "A Levels" from Cambridge Universitymarker, United Kingdommarker. Cadets excel in each examination of the local board and have even achieved distinctions in the University of London examinations.


The college is subdivided 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
Yellow Liaqat Liaquat Ali Khan
Dark Green Aurangzeb Aurangzeb Alamgir

Student life

The life of a cadet at CCH is very hectic. It is closely monitored and administered by the faculty and the military staff. The daily routine has been specifically devised to drive the cadets to their full potential and develop punctuality, self discipline and the qualities of true leadership. All aspects of training and education, from curricular to extracurricular activities, are properly organised and defined in terms of time. The physical training is oriented towards preparing the boys for the armed forces. However, they are free to pursue any field of study and take up any career after they leave the College.


The college is spread over an area of about . The buildings comprise a beautiful 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 memroy 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 also has residential accommodation for the teaching and administrative staff.


Professor Mohammad Asif Malik, Pride of Performance (Education), Former Principal Sadiq Public School has been appointed as the new Principal of Cadet College Hassan Abdal

Notable alumni

  • Saeed Mehdi (1st Abdalian, Principal Secretary to Ex Prime Minister)
  • Zafar A Khan, (Ex-Chairman Pakistan International Airlines)
  • Tariq O. Rehman (Former CEO CircleOne Telecom (Content Aggregators), Ex-CEO InfoLink (Pakistan's first commercial email/internet company), Business Analyst for Lahore-Faisalabad Motorway and Kohat Tunnel tolling projects, and currently Regional Head (North) at MCB Asset Management Company Limited.
  • Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik, Central Chairman of Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP)
  • Faisal Munir (Country Manager, Harris Corporation)
  • Dr. Shahid K. Haq (MD Pak Arab Refinery)
  • Hasan Aziz Bilgrami (CEO Bank Islami Pak, Ltd.)
  • Dr. Faisal Sultan (CEO, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Pakistan)
  • Mr. Muhammad Javed Khan (Currently Executive Director, State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan. Director Sui Southern Gas Co., Director PICIC, Director Alpha Insurance Co. Ltd., Director Arabian Sea Golf & Country Club, Formerly Member / Additional Secretary Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat, Chief Tax Collector of Northern Areas and Commissioner of Income Tax)
  • Dr. Malik Shafqat Hasan (Cardiothoracic Surgeon)
  • Khaliq Dad Lak (AIG Police)
  • Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema (DIG Gujranwala Range)
  • Nadir Parvez (Senator, Ex-Minister of Communication)
  • Tanvir Ahmad (Ex-Managing Director PakArab Fertilizers, Multan)
  • Tariq Parvez (Director General FIA)
  • Tariq Chaudhry (Chairman, Air Blue)
  • Iftikhar Rashid (Chairman PEMRA)
  • Professor Asad Abidi (Electrical Engineering, UCLA & elected to National Academy of Engineering US, Developed CMOS Radio Technology)
  • Farooq Ahmad Malik,1st Batch,1954, now Director,Boodai Investments,London
  • Dr. Tayyeb Shabbir [PhD](Wharton/CSU)[11th. Entry],
  • Abdul Majeed Marwat (Additional IGP NWFP)
  • Dr. Farrukh H Azmi, MD, Ph.D dermatopathologist, Pittsburgh , PA [14th Entry]
  • Dr. Amir Aziz (Council Member College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan, Orthopedic Surgeon)
  • Col. M. Anwar Khan (Minister of Cooperatives, Punjab)
  • Dr. Tahir Ali Javed (Minister of Special Education, Punjab)
  • Dr. Shahid Ali Javed (Intel Corporation)
  • Aitzaz ur Rashid (Ex-Bureaucrat)
  • Dr. Faisal Aziz (MBBS, MD. Surgeon, USA)
  • Asim Shahryar Husain, Director Marketing, wi-tribe Pakistan
  • Hashim Shouket (Country Head Unilever Foodsolutions Pakistan)
  • Dr. Asif J. Chaudhry 16 Entry The United States has appointed Pakistani-born Asif Chaudhry as its Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of MoldovaAsif Chaudhry, a career member of the US Senior Foreign Service, served as Deputy Administrator of the Office of Global Analysis at the US Department of Agriculture.
  • Barrister Bilal Kahlon, 37th entry (Partner at the leading corporate law firm of Hassan & Hassan (Advocates), Lahore)

Armed Forces

  • Air Chief Marshal Abbas Khattak, former Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force
  • Lt Gen Javed Ashraf Qazi, Ex-Federal Minister of Education, Communication and Railways, Ex-Secretary Railways, Ex-Commander XXX Corps and Ex-DG ISI
  • Lt Gen Iftikhar Ali Khan, Ex-Secretary Defence and Ex-Chief of the General Staff (CGS), Pakistan Army
  • Lt Gen Afzal Janjua, Ex-MD Mari Gas Company Limited, Ex-Commander V Corps and Ex-IGT&E
  • Lt Gen Tahir Ali Qureshi, Ex-IGT&E and Ex-Commander XXXI Corps
  • Lt Gen Tariq Pervaiz, Ex-Commander XII Corps
  • Vice Admiral Taj Muhammad Khattak, Ex-Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Pakistan Navy and Ex-Chairman, Port Qasimmarker Authority
  • Lt Gen Jahangir Nasrullah, Ex-Engineer-in-Chief of Pakistan Army
  • Lt Gen Hamid Javed, Ex-Chief of Staff (COS) to the President of Pakistan and Ex-Chairman HIT
  • Lt Gen Muhammad Zubair, Ex-Chairman ERRA and Ex-Engineer-in-Chief, Pakistan Army
  • Air Marshal Syed Qaiser Hussain, Ex-Vice Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force and Ex-Ambassador to UAEmarker
  • Lt Gen Salahuddin Satti, Ex-Chief of General Staff (CGS) and Ex-Commander X Corps
  • Lt Gen Masood Aslam, Commander XI Corps and Ex-IGT&E
  • Lt Gen Khalid Shameem Wynne, Commander XII Corps
  • Lt Gen Shujaat Zamir Dar, Chairman Pakistan Ordnance Factories
  • Lt Gen Mohsin Kamal, Military Secretary (MS) and Ex-Commander X Corps
  • Lt Gen Ayaz Saleem Rana, Chairman Heavy Industries Taxila
  • Maj Gen Ovais Mustafa, DG Military Vehicles, Research and Development Establishment (MVRDE), Wah Cantt.
  • Maj Gen Javed Iqbal, DG Defence Complex Islamabad (DCI) Project.
  • Maj Gen Azhar Rashid, DG Surgery, GHQ.
  • Maj Gen Syed Ithar Hussain Shah, GOC 2nd Artillery Division, Gujranwala.
  • Rear Admiral Tayyab Ali Dogar, Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST)
  • Air Vice Marshal Aminullah Khan, MD Aircraft Manufacturing Factory, PAC Kamra
  • Rear Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah, Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Manama, Bahrain
  • Maj Gen Naweed Zaman, GOC 7th Infantry Division, Peshawar.


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