Pakistan Military Academy was set up in October 1947 after the independence of Pakistan from the British Empire.
On 25th January 1948, "The First Pakistan Battalion” was instituted. This battalion has four companies which were " named after the luminaries of Muslim military history i.e, Khalid, Tariq, Qasim and Salahuddin".
In March 1948, the First Battalion "was bestowed with Quaid-e-Azam’s patronage as Colonel-in-Chief and the most coveted claim “The Quaid-e-Azam’s Own’".
Khawaja_Nazimuddin, gave the Quaid-e-Azam banner to the Pakistan Military Academy on behalf of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah.
The Quaid-e-Azam banner is held aloft by the champion company at every passing out parade.
"Regimental colours presented in 1950 by Liaquat Ali Khan, the first Prime Minister of Pakistan and the National Standard in 1961 by General Muhammad Musa, the then, Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan Army, have been some of the honours showered on the Academy, which it has always jealously guarded and kept high in letter and spirit."
The 1965 war led to expansion of the academy and the second battalion of academy was raised in December 1965. This battalion consisted of four companies called Tipu, Ghaznavi, Babur and Aurangzeb.
In early 1989, the third battalion of the academy was founded. The third battalion's four companies are Haider, Ubaida, Saad and Hamza.