Passing out parade of Chitral Scouts Jawans held-GOC
administered the oath
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
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
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
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
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
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
General Nadir Khan formally inaugurated the task force and
symbolized it by setting free pigeons and balloons in the air.