Senate Functional Committee on Problems of Less Developed Areas recommended the Federal Government to establish a training college for Levies Personnel in Malakand Division to enhance the professional capability. The meeting of the Senate Functional Committee on Problems of Less Developed Areas held here on Wednesday at Parliament House under the Chairmanship of Senator Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar.
Besides other Senators including Rahila Magsi, Movi Faiz Muhammad, Fida Muhammad, Muhammad Ayub, Haji Momin Khan Afridi, Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan Musakhel, officials of Ministry of States and Frontier Regions and FATA Secretariat attended the meeting. Commissioner Malakand Division Zaheer ul Islam informed to the Senate Body that total number of Levies in the different areas was over 4000 including 1835 personnel performing their duties in Malakand Division. He said that over 61 Kanal land reserved in Malaknad Divsion before the partition for training centre but so far no school or college for Levies could be established. Zaheer said Malakand Levies Force was established in 1895 with the initial strength of 192 personnel.
The main duties assigned to this force were to protect the Government’s key installations and communication routes, with the passage of time, this force was given multifarious duties in the present circumstances, this is the only Law and Enforcement Agency in District Malakand and performing the duties like other District Police of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa i.e lodging of FIR, investigation in criminal cases, execution of summons, warrants. Escort duties with VIPs, foreigners, duty with security forces, recovery of government dues, production of prisoners to courts, shifting of convicted prisoners to various jails of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, traffic control in Malakand.—APP