Commissioner Malakand Kifayatullah, Political Agent Yahya Akhunzada and Levies officials attending a function to remember martyrs of Levies force. - Photo by Hanifullah

KHAR, 15 May: A ceremony was arranged to pay tribute to the martyred officials of Levies force in Bajaur Agency yesterday.

The function which was arranged in Khar, the main town of Bajaur Agency, was attended by chief guest Commissioner Malakand Division Kifayatullah Khan, Political Agent Yahya Akhunzada and relatives of the martyred Levies officials. Speaking on the occasion, the Malakand commissioner said Levies force has played a crucial role in establishing peaceful environment in Bajaur Agency.

A parade was also organised at the end of the ceremony to pay tribute to the martyred soldiers which was monitored by the Malakand commissioner.

“Today’s ceremony was a great event and first of its kind in Bajaur Agency to remember the sacrifices of the martyrs,” a Levies official told TNN.

“The local elders and relatives of the martyrs attended the ceremony to pay homage to the martyrs. It will boost the morale of the people of Bajaur Agency to offer more sacrifices for the country,” another official said.

Meanwhile, a blast destroyed two rooms of Ghazi Baba shrine in Arang area of Utmankhel tehsil in the morning. No life loss was reported in the incident.

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