Raised in: 2004 Sanctioned Platoons 37


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 Constabulary. 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.

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