Muslim Rajas of Loran. It then fell in to the hands of Raja Falz Talab Khan of
Cadet College Palandri (A.K) is the first ever elite institution of its kind in the beautiful valley of Azad Kashmir where students are not only imparted with quality education but are also equipped with special training for national security and defense. This is one of the few institutions which have faithfully followed the high purpose of imparting education in the true sense of the word and also aims at the comprehensive development of the personality of students.
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 Jhelum, the road climbs to the height of about 5400 feet. The College Complex is situated on the south eastern flank of Palandri Town.
Palandri is a beautiful valley situated at a height of about 5400 ft and 100 km away from Islamabad. It presents a ravishing scenery and alluring view to the visitors. The valley consists of numberless evergreen pine and cedar trees, transparent spring, musical water-falls and sky-high mountains. Weather of this regime of the country is pleasant throughout the year. The salubrious and cool breezes below in the summer and one forgets the extremity of hot of the plain areas. In winter, one may witness the snow-fall on the suburban mountains.
1. The people of Azad Kashmir in general and Palandri in particular, mostly with a strong military background and having played a significant role in the liberation struggle, had been pressing hard for the establishment of a cadet college in the interest of a better future of their children. The population of this part of the country persistently demanded for the establishment of Cadet College Palandri since long for their contribution in 'Jehad' for, liberation of Kashmir in 1947. Their enmasse participation in the World War-II and subsequently in Indo-Pak Wars 1965 and 1971 strengthened their merit.
2. In 1971, the Government of Pakistan acceded to genuine demand of people of AJ&K and announced establishment of Cadet College Palandri along with 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 by Late General Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq during his visit to Palandri. Lt Col (Retd) Muhammad Naqi Khan, the then Project Director made dedicated effort in establishment of Cadet College. Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan, Prime Minister AJ&K, got the College case accepted by Government of Pakistan. On 22 January 1990, Sardar Sikandar Hayat, The Honourable Prime Minister of Azad Government of State of J&K laid the foundation stone of the College. On 1st June 1998, Brigadier (Retd) Muhammad Akbar Khan, the then Director General Civil Defence AK, was assigned with additional charge of Cadet College Palandri and was tasked to commission the College as soon as possible.
3. On 9th July, 1998, the Board of Governors of the College decided to commission the College with effect from 15th 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 Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry, the then Prime Minister of Azad Government of State of AJ&K. The College commenced its academic session on the due date.
4. The first entry of 62 cadets including 57 from AJ&K and 5 from Federation was inducted in class-VIII in September 1998. The Second entry arrived in April 1999. The first entry of the academic staff comprising Vice Principal and five Lecturers joined in September 1998. Three lecturers have joined in April 1999. Academic faculty will be increased according to the requirements. The College is affiliated with the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Mirpur (AJ&K).