About AANA

Abdalian Association of North America (AANA) is a non-profit organization created for Abdalians or alumni of Cadet College Hasanabdal (CCH) that are residing in North America. AANA is registered as a not-for-profit, non-political, non-religious organization open to all Abdalians residing in North America, to foster contact and relationship among them. It aims to help CCH, its current and past students, staff and to engage in social, educational and relief activities. The organization was registered in the State of California in October 2012.

More details on AANA Staff Page.

About Cadet College Hasanabdal

Cadet College Hasanabdal is one of the finest high schools in Pakistan. It is 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 Armed Services Academies. For this purpose, Military Wings were started in 1952 in Government CollegeSahiwal, and Islamia CollegePeshawar. 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.

The college is located on the Rawalpindi/Peshawar road about 29 miles (48 km) from Rawalpindi/Islamabad, in natural surroundings near the junction of the National Highway and Hazara Trunk Road.

Video credit: Lutf-ur-Rahman Aurengzeb Wing 1978

Become a Member of AANA


You can become a member by registering with this web site. At present membership is free. 

AANA membership is open to any Abdalian who has a permanent address in North America.


  • Access to member only features of web site
    • Search for abdalians in AANA member database
    • Get once monthly AANA newsletter via email (we will not spam you)
    • Access to AANA staff monthly meeting notes to follow our on-going work
  • Keep in touch with other Abdalians and CCH teachers living in North America.
  • Provide and receive mentorship in your careers through networking.
  • Participate in planning, coordinating and funding improvement projects at CCH and Pakistan.
  • Give back to the mother institution and country for all that they gave us.

Zaidi Sahib, a legendary teacher of Urdu at CCH used to quote the Persian couplet:

اندک اندک خیری
و قطرہ قطرہ سیلی

Little by little is a lot
And drop by drop becomes a flood

Individually we can do a little but together we can do a lot more.


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