Army check-post in Upper Dir district handed over to police
02 May, 2018
UPPER DIR: The control of the Akhgram army check-post in Upper Dir district was handed over on Tuesday to police personnel who have formally been deployed there for checking purposes.
Akhgram is the gateway to Upper Dir and the check-post was set up there about nine years ago.
The army authorities handed over responsibilities of the check-post at a function held at the check-post. Cap Hamza from the Pakistan Army and SHO Mazoom Khan from police force as well as elders of the area attended the function.
The army authorities had decided to hand over to the civilian administration the check-posts across Malakand division a month ago. A formal function was held in this regard in the Scouts Fort in Timergara on April 10. General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Malakand Maj Gen Ali Aamir Awan gave related documents to Commissioner of Malakand Zaheerul Islam at the function in which elected representatives, elders and volunteers of peace committees from Upper and Lower Dir participated.
The GOC said the civil administration and police forces of Upper and Lower Dir had the capability of properly checking at the check-posts and, therefore, the army authorities had decided to hand over the check-posts to the civil administration so that army troops could focus on the border. On Tuesday, army personnel left the check-post in Akhgram and police personnel took its charge formally.