Frontier Constabulary (FC), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was established by
amalgamation of Border Military Police (BMP) and Samana Rifles (SR) in
1913. It derives its name from the fact that it was initially entrusted
with the cardinal task of policing the frontiers that separated the
settled districts of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (the then North
West Frontier Province) and the tribal areas against tribal incursions,
criminal gangs and marauders operating across this buffer zone.
However, owing to the prevalent reign of terrorism and deteriorating law
& order situation in the country, FC has been entrusted with
numerous multifarious and multidimensional tasks in addition to its
cardinal function. These duties include supporting law enforcement
agencies (LEAs) in controlling law & order situation and providing
security to diplomats, vital government installations, VVIPs/VIPs,
multi-national companies (MNCs) and hydro-power projects (HPPs).
FC has suffered heavy losses on account of infrastructure as well as
human resource in the prevalent war on terror. Around 300 FC personnel
have embraced martyrdom and a similar numbers have been injured. This
includes martyrdom of Mr. Safwat Ghyur, the then Commandant Frontier
It is pertinent to mention that Frontier Constabulary has completed its
100 years during the year 2013. In order to commemorate and highlight
the services rendered by this force, a week long centennial celebrations
have been planned in the month of December.