Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra took oath as a FATA Chief Scout on Thursday during an investiture ceremony held at Islamabad on Thursday. The Chief Commissioner Pakistan Boys Scouts Association, Speaker Balochistan Assembly Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani, administered the oath. She presented a souvenir on behalf of Pakistan Boys Scouts Association (PBSA) to the Governor and decorated him with the scout scarf.
Addressing the ceremony, Governor Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra who is also the Chief Scouts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said that Pakistan Scouts have been rendering innumerable services for the country and fulfilling its responsibilities during the times of every calamity. This is the passion of the scouting movement on the basis of which, the founder of Pakistan Qauid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah accepted the leadership of it. The scouting, he said, have always proved its worth in every hour of need in the country.
Whether it were the natural calamity hit circumstances or the fulfillment of national responsibilities, he added, the scouts have been found rendering their role for well being of the humanity. He also assured due support in further strengthening the PBSA. Referring to working of scouts movement in the province, the governor said that efforts would be made to provide sufficient resources to equip the movement with adequate facilities.
The Governor thanked the President and the Chief Scout of Pakistan for entrusting him with the responsibilities of chief scout of FATA and said that it will be his utmost effort to enable the FATA Secretariat; FATA Scouts Council and FATA Boys Scouts Association to work hand in hand and effectively.