Born in Abbottabad, Asad Mushtaq excelled in his studies at National University of Sciences and Technology Islamabad and continued this trend at the Pakistan Military Academy Kakul, where he was a Cadet. He then earned to study at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, a training hub for all British army officers where Asad was awarded the prestigious ‘Sword of Honour’ for overseas cadets.
Amongst the awards handed out to outstanding cadets, the overseas Sword of Honour is awarded to the Cadet considered by the Commandant to be the best one amongst all Cadets sent in by foreign armies for the course.
Asad Mushtaq was commissioned on August 9, 2013 and received the sword from the Countess of Essex on the same day during the Sovereign’s Day Parade. The distinction carried forward the baton of success and high standards typically displayed by Pakistani cadets at Sandhurst.
Whilst at Sandhurst, Asad was in the Academy cricket team and took part in cycling, orienteering swimming and polo.
Asad Mushtaq is determined to serve the nation in line with the traditions of Pakistan Army and dedicated his sword to all martyrs and troops of the Pakistan Army currently engaged against terrorism.