Players of Buner and Bajaur compete in the Play for Peace volleyball championship. Play for Peace, a UN supported organisation, partnered with the government of North West Frontier Province of Pakistan in an effort to bring back some sense of normalcy among the countless people displaced by the war in Swat and its adjoining areas. -Photo by APP
NYTimes: Made in Pakistan - Scenes From 2009
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An officer of the Khyber Rifles giving orders to his sepoys in 1895.
During the period of British rule, the Khyber Rifles was one of eight “Frontier Corps” or paramilitary units recruited from the tribesmen of the North West Frontier, serving as auxiliaries for the regular British Indian Army. Raised in the early 1880s as the Khyber Jezailchis, the Khyber Rifles was recruited from Afridi tribesmen, with British commanders seconded from regular Indian regiments. Subordinate officers were Afridis. The first commandant was Sir Robert Warburton, son of an Anglo-Irish soldier Robert Warburton of the Bengal Artillery and his wife Shah Jehan Begum, an Afghan princess. Sir Robert remained the commandant until his retirement in 1899. His deputy, Nawab Sir Aslam Khan Saddozai, the first Muslim commandant, succeeded him.
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If the Taliban produced a soap opera, Pakistani comedy writer Younis Butt pondered one day, what would it be like?
Refugee in their own land.
A consignment of relief goods contributed by Pakistan Army’s Lahore Corps for displaced persons of South Waziristan leaves Fortress Stadium for its onward destination to Dera Ismail Khan.–APP Photo
In 2005, he got trapped in the Himalayas on an icy ledge of Nanga Parbat mountain at about 6,000m during a solo climb.
Two Pakistani army helicopter pilots saved him and were later decorated with Slovenia’s highest award for bravery.
This rescue was hailed as one of the world’s most difficult rescue operation. Pakistani Army Aviation pilots had to even remove the batteries from their helicopter after starting it to make their helicopters lighter.
Tomasz, will be respected by all the Pakistanis for wonderful contribution he made to the Northern Areas of Pakistan. RIP.
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