Khyber Levies parade held in Landi Kotal
KHYBER AGENCY, Mar 24: The fourth batch passing out parade of 38 recruits of Khyber Levies was held here in forces cantonment of tehsil Landi Kotal on Friday.
Beside Political Agent (PA) Khyber who was also commandant of Khyber Levies as chief guest, Assistant Political Agent (APA)Landi Kotal, Niaz Mohmmad,tehsildar Irshad Mohmand,Shamsul Islam, Frontier Corp (FC) officials, scores of tribal elders and relatives of the troops participated in the ceremony.
The chief guest examined the parade and oath was administered to the new recruits.
Addressing on the occasion the chief guest congratulated the new cadets to be a part of Khyber Levies and urged them to execute their duties with honesty and dedication.He maintained that although, the Levies and Khasadar personnel had been rendered matchless sacrifices in war against terror however he added the troops had been lacking basic training to combat the unfavorable situation therefore need was felt to equip the newly Levies with all necessary skills.
The PA valued the training standard of the troops and applauded efforts of the Frontier Corp (FC) trainers.
He assured that training sessions for the Levies would be set up at permanent base and keeping in view the standard training of FC officials, recruits of Jamrud and Bara tehsils would be let to be trained in the upcoming training programs.
Awards and prizes were granted to shinning cadets. Shaukatullah Afridi was awarded best cadet prize while cadets Muslim Khan Shelmani and Riaz Shinwari received best shooter and well-disciplined awards.
At the end the new passing recruits presented salute to the chief guest while marched passing in front of dais.
Meanwhile, PA Khyber also awarded Torkham administration officials for their best performance.