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     December 15,  2015


Passing out parade of Chitral Scouts Jawans held-GOC administered the oath

By Zahiruddin

CHITRAL,: Passing out parade of the jawans of Chitral Scouts held here on Monday in Drosh cantonment in which two hundred and fifty personnel were regularly inducted into the force after successful completion of their nine-month training.

General officer commanding of Pak Army Swat Division, major general Nadir Khan took salute of the march past and administered oath to the jawans inducted in the militia which was raised by the British in 1903 and now forms a part of Frontier Corps.

Addressing the passing out cadets, Maj General Nadir Khan said that the force had a glorious history of gallantry and heroic actions both in war and peace time and its jawans have proved their mettle.

He said that the war on terror has added to their responsibilities who are defending the long and porous border with Afghanistan and it has successfully warded off the intruders from the neighboring Afghan area.

He asked the new entrants to the force to fully concentrate their attention on their professional grooming and hold fast the glorious traditions of the militia whose history spans over a 111 years of age.

General Nadir Khan reaffirmed that the presence of the jawans of Chitral Scouts will always deter the terrorists and the miscreants to cross the borders of Chitral district to carry out their nefarious activities.

The sector commander of Frontier Constabulary Brigadier Ziaul Islam, commandant of Chitral Scouts colonel Nizam Ud Din Shah were also in attendance.

Later on, General Nadir flew to district headquarters Chitral where he inaugurated a task force of volunteers raised by the district administration which contains the young volunteers who will be readily mobilized to the affected spot hit by natural disasters.

Deputy Commissioner Chitral, Osama Ahmed Warraich addressing on the occasion, said that the task force will act as umbrella organization of all other organizations based on volunteerism so that their resources and man power could be streamlined as per actual need.

He said that the spirit of volunteerism is at its peak in Chitral where as many as 22 thousand volunteers were found engaged in the rescue and relief activities on the occasions of flash flood and earthquake.

General Nadir Khan formally inaugurated the task force and symbolized it by setting free pigeons and balloons in the air.



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