Cadet College Hasan Abdal

Cadet College Hasan Abdal

Cadet College, Hasan Abdal is a residential high school that is 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.

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 Rawalpindi/Peshawar road about 29 miles (48 km) from Rawalpindi/Islamabad. 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 University, United Kingdom. Cadets excel in each examination of the local board and have even achieved distinctions in the University of London examinations.

tudent 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 98 acres. 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.

Notable Alumni

* Saeed Mehdi (1st Abdalian, Principal Secretary to Ex Prime Minister)
* Zafar A Khan, (Ex-Chairman Pakistan International Airlines)
* Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik, Central Chairman of Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP)
* Haris Bin Mohsin. (FCA, Auditor General of Pakistan)
* Saad Maqbool (IG, Punjab)
* 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)
* 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)
* Dr. Khalid Saeed [PhD] (Professor and Department Head of Social Science and Policy Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Boston, MA
* Dr. Tayyeb Shabbir [PhD] (Wharton/CSU) [11th. Entry] ,
* 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)
* Dr. Aerslan Baluch (Consultant Endodontist)
* Aitzaz ur Rashid (Ex-Bureaucrat)
* Dr. Faisal Aziz (MBBS, MD. Surgeon, USA)
* Ahmed Shahzeb Malik
* Nasir Bilal, Director Sales
* Asim Shahryar Husain, Director Marketing, wi-tribe Pakistan
* Muhammad Bilal Bin Mukhtar(O/W,39th Entry,MBBS,MD.USA)
* Dr.Shaukat Ali (I/W,39th Entry,MBBS.)
* 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 Moldova"Asif 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.

Prior, he served as Agricultural Minister Counselor at the United States Embassy in Cairo, and also served as Assistant to the General Sales Manager of Foreign Agriculture Service.

Born and raised in a farming family of Pakistan’s small village Nandowal, tehsil Kharian, Asif Chaudhry received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Punjab, his master’s degree from the American University of Beirut and his PhD from Washington State University.

§←…= Armed Forces =

* Air Chief Marshal Abbas Khattak, (former Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force)
* Air Marshal Syed Qaiser Hussain (Ex-Vice Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force and Ex-Ambassador to UAE)
* Vice Admiral Taj Muhammad (Ex-Chairman, Port Qasim Authority)
* Lt. Gen. Javed Ashraf Qazi (Ex-Federal Minister of Education, Communication and Railways, Ex-Secretary Railways and Ex-DG ISI)
* Lt. Gen. Iftikhar Ali Khan (Ex-Secretary Defence and Ex-Chief of the General Staff, Pakistan Army)
* Lt. Gen. Shoaib Mukhtar (Surgeon General)
* 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 Pervez (Ex-Commander XII Corps)
* Lt. Gen. Jahangir Nasrullah (Ex-Engineer-in-Chief, 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-Member Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC), Ex-Chairman ERRA and Ex-Engineer-in-Chief, Pakistan Army)
* Lt. Gen. Salahuddin Satti (Chief of the General Staff 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 (DG W&E, Pakistan Army)
* Lt. Gen. Mohsin Kamal (Commander X Corps)
* Maj. Gen Syed Guftar Shah (DG - DESTO)
* Maj. Gen. Javed Iqbal (DG - FWO)
* Maj. Gen. Ayaz Saleem Rana (ISI)
*Maj Gen Navid Zaman
* Rear Admiral (R) Khalid Mahmood Akhtar, Pakistan Navy. Asian Games Gold Medalist 1982 in Sailing
* Maj. Gen. Azhar Rashid (Commandant Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology)
*Brig Imran AFIC Rawalpindi
*Brig Waqar
* Brig. Pervez Khan (Director Operations - National Commission for Human Development)
* Brigadier Dr. Mawaddat Hussain Rana - Renowned PsychiatristNOTE: At the moment 3 Corps Commanders i.e Lt Gen Khalid Shamim Wynne, Lt Gen Masood Aslam and Lt Gen Mohsin Kamal are alumni of Cadet College Hasan Abdal.

Abdalians in Middle East

* Asad Mir 29 I/W Dubai
* Faisal Alam 29 J/W Bahrain
* Haroon Iqbal 40 A/W Bahrain
* Capt (r) Imtiaz (8th Entry) Bahrain
* Tariq Ashraf 10th UAE
* Mohammad Ali 33 L/W Business Tycon -Dubai
* Hassan Sattar 32 J/W Dubai
* Mohammad Imran 33 O/W Abu Dhabi
* Javaid Iqbal 33 O/W Riyadh, KSA
* Asim Qureshi 30 J/W Jeddah (Saudi)
* Shahzad Ul Hasan Subhani Riyadh KSA
* Shajee Khawaja
* Mohammad Ateeq KSA
* AbdulNasir Khan 23 A/W Riyadh-Saudi
* Saad Bib Khaleeq 32/L Abu Dhabi
* Raza Hasnain 32 L/W Dubai.
* Wajahat Gull 32 J/W Riyadh KSA
* Dr Farooq Khan J/W 36th Riyadh Saudi
* Fahim A/W
* Shahzad Subhani A/W UAE
* Ahmed Zubair H/W UAE
* Jameel Khan 33 L/W Abu Dhabi
* Muhammad Ahmed 37 J/W Al Khobar, Saudi
* KIM 33 O/W Bahrain

Abdalians in Australia

*Hassan A. Syed 39 L/W Canberra
*Adnan Jaswal 39 O/W Melbourne
*Asad Majid 39 I/W Melbourne
*Usman Khan 39 J/W Melbourne

Abdalians in Norway

* Taimoor Khan 39 I/W Trondheim - Reservoir Engineer, StatoilHydro ASA

Abdalians in Canada

* Khurram Khan 33 I/W Calgary

ee also

*Military College Jhelum
*PAF Public School Sargodha
*Garrison Cadet College Kohat

External links

* [ Abdalian Portal]
* [ Official website]


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