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Passing out parade of Dir Scouts held.

TIMERGARA -- Major General Ali Aamir Awan, General Officer Commanding Malakand division on Wednesday said extremism, lawlessness and militancy still existed in society for eradication of which the Pakistan army needed strong public support. The GOC was addressing a function at Dir Scouts ground after the passing out parade of 24th batch of Dir Scouts on completing six months rigorous training. The GOC along with the DTF commandant Colonel Khalid inspected the passing out parade and appreciated the spirit of 'jawan'. The recruits while holding Pakistani flags in arms soluted the guest. The function was also attended by deputy commissioner Lower Dir Atta ur Rehman, district nazim Muhammad Rasool Khan, DPO Kashif Zulfiqar, commandant Dir Task Force colonel Khalid Mehmood Shafi, other civil and military officers.

A total of 360 'jawan' were passed out on the occasion. The GOC and colonel Khalid also distributed prizes among the best position holder recruits.

Major General Aamir asked the recruits to utilize their training for defending borders of the country. 'Now you are part of the Frontier Corps, a force that has a shinning past, full history of bravery, spirit and patriotism,' he told the recruits, adding the FC had rendered matchless sacrifices for the country defense. The GOC said that Pakistan army without public support could not overcome the menace of terrorism and extremism. Appreciating the role of the people of Malakand he said due to their support lasting peace had been restored in the region.

SEMINARIES' ORGANIZATION: The Tahafuz e Dini Madaris o Masajid, a joint body of religious seminaries and clerics in Lower Dir on Wednesday demanded of the government and the interior ministry to withdraw its notification of banning students to get admission in other districts. The demand was made during a meeting of ulema chaired by Qazi Fazlullah. The JI Lower Dir emir and former MNA Maulana Asadullah, Maulana Khaista Rehman, Maulana Ubaidullah Khalil and others while speaking on the occasion said that the government had banned the admission of students in out districts. They termed the decision as discriminatory and demanded its immediate with drawl. They said the students of contemporary institutions were allowed to get admission anywhere in the country but seminaries' students were being denied. The participants also agreed to persuade lawmakers to raise the issue on assembly floor as well.

DEGREE LEVEL SPORTS: The inter-departmental sports' competitions of degree level organized by the University of Malakand concluded on Wednesday. A prize distribution function in this regard was held at the main campus of the varsity at Chakdara wherein former district health officer Dr Muhammad Rehman was chief guest on the occasion. The function was attended by students, players and teachers of affiliated colleges and faculty members. In males, university of Malakand, government degree college Gulabad and government post graduate college Timergara got first, second and third position respectively. In women, government girls' degree college Thana grabbed the first position trophy, girls' degree college Dheri Joligram got second position while girls' degree college Dargai won the third position. In inter-departmental competitions, the social work department, UoM got first position in cricket, economics department in football, political science department in badminton and psychology department got first position in table tennis. The chief guest distributed medals, shields and trophies among the winner, runner up teams and best players of the tournament.
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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:May 18, 2017
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