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January 24, 2016

Khattak asks Centre to send back Afghan refugees

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January 24, 2016

Orders KP police to act against unregistered refugees

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak on Saturday asked the Centre to send back the Afghan refugees to improve law and order in the province.

He was addressing the fourth parents day ceremony at the Captain Karnal Sher Khan Cadet College Swabi as chief guest. The chief minister said the KP Police has been asked to take action against illegal Afghan refugees. 

Khattak said Pakistan should clearly talk to Afghanistan on the issue of terrorism. He asked if Afghans can live in refugee camps why then can they not live in their own country.

Parents, dignitaries and students attended the ceremony in large numbers. The cadets took part in the parade and march-past. The parents watched their children’s drill on the parade ground.

The chief minister urged the cadets to strive for excellence in education and show discipline and values to prove themselves future leaders.

Paying rich tributes to Captain Karnal Sher Khan Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider), he said that Sher Khan was a symbol of sacrifice and bravery. He asked the cadets to work hard to keep the name of the Shaheed high. The chief minister advised the cadets to work with team spirit and try to come up to the expectations of their parents.

Lauding the role of the college in imparting quality education to the young generation, he said that the institution had already attained a prominent place among the elite education institutions in the country. Khattak added that he was impressed with the overall performance and progress of the college in a short span of time.

The chief minister awarded prizes to staff and students for their outstanding performance in various disciplines. The Best Teacher awards were given to Muhammad Jamil in Mathematics, Abdul Basit Qazi in Islamiat, Jawad Ali Khan in Computer Science and Zahoor Rehman in Physics. The Best Cadet award (Sword of Honour) was given to Cadet Hamza Tariq while second best cadet award was received by Cadet Mohsin Mansoor. Cadet Jibran Habib was given Best Player award and Nigar Ali Durrani was given Best Employee award.

The chief minister inspected various projects undertaken by the cadets of the college.

Speaking on the occasion, Captain Karnal Sher Khan Cadet College Principal Major (retd) Mohammad Amir Salim highlighted the performance of the institution.

He said that the college had been declared the best institution by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Mardan.

Amir Salim maintained that the students of the college got 15 of the top 20 positions in the Secondary School Certificate examination conducted by the BISE Mardan.

He added that the BISE Mardan had nominated six cadets of the college for the National Talent Scholarship this year. He said three cadets had completed their studies under the Kerry-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Programme in the USA.