SWAT, April 28: General Officer Commanding Swat Major General Ghulam Qamar said on Saturday that Army has successfully repulsed various attacks of the terrorists on Pak-Afghan borders areas in Chitral in the recent past and inflicted heavy losses on the intruders.
Addressing a function of certificate distribution among 139 people who obtained technical training at Army institute ‘Mashaal’, the GOC said terrorists were on the run and they had no place to hide in Malakand division. They have no chance to regroup in Malakand, he added. He said Pakistan army on so many occasions defeated attacks of the terrorists on border areas in Chitral and inflicted heavy losses – both men and material. “We will not allow anyone to violate our territory and anyone trying to intrude into our soil will be crushed,” he added. Those obtained technical training at the Mashaal institute and passed out had given up militancy and become useful citizens of the society. They will now earn their livelihood in a dignified manner and would play their role in eliminating militancy from their areas, he added.
Commissioner Malakand Dr Fakhre Alam, DIG Akhtar Hayat Khan, DCO Kamran Rehman, Brigadier Sajjad, Brigadier Shahbaz, officials of the civil administration and elders of the area attended the august function. In all, 1,040 people were given training during last two years at the Mashaal institute, run by Pakistan Army for the people who found involved in petty nature militancy related activities. The people are provided training in different trades including computer technology.–APP