Tuesday, 31 December 2019

COAT OF ARMS & FAMILY CREST OF SATTI TRIBE



COAT OF ARMS  Explanation

What are symbols? Symbols are important to help remind us of important truths. Symbols are a timeless language that gives visual form to ideas and feelings that may otherwise defy the power of words.

EAGLE

The remarkable strength and courage of the eagle have inspired mankind throughout the ages. An Eagle stands for a nation, clan or a person who soars to the highest realms of truth and knows no fear and no bounds of time and space. It is the symbol of a passion, an ambition, an ideal as the Eagle is seen high above in the heavens and is endowed with exalted spirits. Eagles represent divine majesty, the superiority of the intellect over the physical and of the spiritual over the material. 

In Islam, the eagle represents nobility and dominion. The Hawk of Quraish is a symbol which is found on a number of emblems, coats of arms and flags of several states of the Arab League. Also the traditions and recorded history about the Quraish and prophet MUHAMMAD (PBUH) claim a falcon had been used as clan symbol. Salahudin Ayubi carried a yellow flag adorned with an eagle. The Eagle was taken as a symbol of pride and dignity. 

Iqbal’s Shaheen stands for courage and self-respect, purity of soul and character, devotion and dedication, struggle and endurance, prestige and perseverance, self-control and self-reliance. In Shaheen he envisages the desired attributes of a devoted Muslim or Momin.


SWORDS & KNIGHT

The sword is said to be the emblem of military honour and should incite the bearer to a just and generous pursuit of honour and virtue. Besides inciting the bearer to a generous pursuit of honour and virtue, the sword is symbolic of authority, protection, courage, liberty and strength. 

Even though the modern Knight looks back to medieval days when chivalry and nobility were openly celebrated, and to wield a sword meant combat against a foe's "flesh and blood," the modern Knight should wield his sword symbolically in the defence of truth and against delusion.

Swords and Knight on horse represents glorious military history of the tribe, as Satti Tribe is known for their services for armed forces. Sattis are inborn soldiers, they possess a distinctive place and role in the Armed Forces of Pakistan. Every graveyard of Satti region is the resting place of Martyrs and War heroes. 

Sattis are believed to have descended from Naushirwan, The Emperor of Sasanian Empire. When Arabs invaded and conquered Persia, the ancestors of this tribe were driven out, they took refuge in the neighbouring states of central Asia. Later on they joined the early Muslim Armies in their invasion of subcontinent and settled in the region of North Punjab, Pakistan.









Monday, 30 December 2019

SATTI TRIBE FAMILY CREST



“If you are bareheaded, develop high resolve,
For here the crown is only for the Eagle’s head.” 
                                                                     —— (Bal-e-Jibril) 

The central theme of Iqbal’s  poetry is “khudi”. Khudi as conceived by him is the name of several attributes, found in an ideal character. These are self-assertion, self-realization, the spirit of independence, sense of honour, noble idealism and action. Its object is not material aggrandizement but spiritual adornment and elevation. In the eagle we observe almost all these salient characteristics. That is why Iqbal conveys his message to the youth and advises them to foster an “eagle-like” spirit. 

His Shaheen stands for courage and self-respect, purity of soul and character, devotion and dedication, struggle and endurance, prestige and perseverance, self-control and self-reliance. In Shaheen he envisages the desired attributes of a devoted Muslim or Momin.

In Islam, the eagle represents nobility and dominion. The Hawk of Quraish is a symbol which is found on a number of emblems, coats of arms and flags of several states of the Arab League. Also the traditions and recorded history about the Quraish and prophet MUHAMMAD (PBUH) claim a falcon had been used as clan symbol. Salahudin Ayubi carried a yellow flag adorned with an eagle (Eagle of Saladin). The Eagle was taken as a symbol of pride and dignity. 

The remarkable strength and courage of the eagle have inspired mankind throughout the ages. An Eagle stands for a nation or a person who soars to the highest realms of truth and knows no fear and no bounds of time and space. It is the symbol of a passion, an ambition, an ideal as the Eagle is seen high above in the heavens and is endowed with exalted spirits. Eagles represent divine majesty, the superiority of the intellect over the physical and of the spiritual over the material. 

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Friday, 27 December 2019

Division of Punjab, administrative necessity for political progress - Zeenia Satti

Punjab must be divided into more provinces. It is ridiculous to have a province as large as Punjab, where majority of citizens have to travel more than fourteen hours to get to the provincial capital at Lahore, and in the process, are forced to deplete their health and their capital both. 

Punjab is the dominant province in Pakistan, area and population wise. It has come to acquire a “domineering” position in the perception of other provinces in Pakistan. It breeds ethnic antipathy and causes feeling of ethnic suffering amongst other, larger in size yet far less populated provinces. Punjab’s management is becoming difficult due to its size and will become increasingly more so in coming years as its population grows. 


Punjab is politically suffering from a ‘bloating’ sickness which is giving birth to attitudes that are beginning to divide its population. All of Pakistan has a population of 207, 774, 520, of which Punjab alone has 110, 012,442! Compare that to population in Pakistan’s other provinces, the rate of growth of same, and you cannot help getting frightened about where Punjab is headed while it keeps getting blown up all the time? In modern times, a citizen should not have to travel more than two to three hours to get to the capital of his/her province. 


This conventional wisdom lies at the heart of administrative management of populations in all civilized countries. Why do we, in Pakistan, keep sticking to the British era administrative designs, when we have outgrown the same in terms of population and resources? We must not continue to treat Punjab as a monolithic entity frozen in time and space. The unit is absorbing way more than it can hold and is hampered by its own bloating. It must shed its weight by giving birth to new provinces to restore healthy functionality.


By : ZEENIA SATTI

Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Nation celebrates 143th birthday of father of the nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.




“We should reiterate today that the mistakes of past shall never be repeated and we all will work as one nation to transform vision of the Quaid into reality and take the country to its rightful place among the comity of nations.“


Nation celebrates 143th birthday of father of the nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

" Jinnah’s dream for Pakistan was based on the principles of social justice, brotherhood and equality, which he aimed to achieve under his motto of "Faith, Unity, and Discipline."


Thursday, 28 November 2019

TAHIR NAWAZ SATTI , JOINT WINNER OF THE 2019 WELLINGTONIAN OF THE YEAR SUPREME AWARD




On Thursday night, 13 November 2019, when the 31st edition of the annual awards saw the major prize shared between climate change activist Sophie Handford and Muslim community leader Tahir Nawaz Satti.

International Muslim Association of New Zealand president Tahir Nawaz, who also won the community service category, has strived to bring Kiwis of all backgrounds closer together following the terror attacks at two Christchurch mosques in March.

His message has been for people to put aside their differences and unite against racism and discrimination. Tahir Nawaz dedicated this year's annual Kilbirnie Mosque open day to thanking the wider community for their support and friendship following the attacks.

"The purpose is so people can come together, have some refreshments, and ask questions," he said at the time. He said he was overwhelmed by the respect shown by the community following the attacks. "We are more close and our bonds more strong. The whole nation is supporting us and helping us."
Dominion Post editor Eric Janssen said the winners and their response were a clear reflection of events that dominated New Zealand headlines in 2019. In such a confronting year for New Zealanders, there's been a crying need for our winners, their strength and convictions, and their voices. Without Sophie and Tahir's leadership, respectively, we might fear even more for our future, and struggle even more to find peace after unprecedented pain.
Judges convenor John Dow said Sophie Handford and Tahir Nawaz had demonstrated local and national leadership on issues and incidents that had resonated throughout the world this year. It was therefore fitting that they were chosen as people who had touched the lives and sensibilities of large numbers of Wellingtonians, and the community were justifiably proud of their work and commitment.

The awards were held at Te Papa's Wellington Foyer and were attended by more than 400 people.

Reference: Dominion Post





Wednesday, 27 November 2019

LT. COMMANDER (R) MUHAMMAD AZEEM SATTI (1932-1997)


Lt. Commander (R) Muhammad Azeem Satti, Veteran of two Indo-Pak Wars of 1965 and 1971, was born at behand, UC Panjar of Tehsil Kahuta in Rawalpindi district.

He laid strong emphasis on education throughout his life and had been a source of inspiration for the people around him. In recognition of his unwavering faith in education, his cousin and son-in-law, Brigadier (R) Javed Ahmed Satti established Azeem Public School system in Tehsil Kahuta to continue his legacy of “education for all.”

His son Vice Admiral (R) Muhammad Shafiq Satti, served as Vice Chief of Naval Staff (VCNS) and later as Rector of Bahria University Islamabad, and one of his son Muhammad Waqar Satti, is a Ship Captain in Merchant Navy.


Lt Commander (R) Muhammad Azeem Satti (Late), completed his Matriculation in 1948 with distinction and joined Pakistan Navy in Electrical Branch. He secured commission in 1967 and participated in Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971. During his service he also served as an instructor in PNS Karsaz.


The great son of soil passed away in 1997. May Allah grant him the highest rank in Jannah. Ameen





Sunday, 1 September 2019

SATTI TRIBE IN KASHMIR WAR 1947 - 1948



When an armed struggle was launched in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947-48, two battalions were formed by ex-servicemen, who belonged to the Satti Tribe, named as Kotli battalion and Satti Battalion. The Kotli Battalion comprised of 600 fighters. Captain Muhammad Riaz Satti organised The Satti battalion which comprised of more than 400 fighters.

Ali Gohar Satti’s home in Malot Sattian served as a transit point for arms and men across river Jehlum. Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim of Sadozai tribe managed to acquire 500 Lee Enfield rifles and 45000 bullets which were stored safely in Ali Gohar Satti’s home. On the other side of the river was his son-in-law, Shukar Muhammad Satti, who coordinated the operation to safely transport arms and ammunition across river Jehlum.

Young Satti and Sadozai men swam across freezing river Jehlum and successfully managed to supply weapons to warriors and participated in the fight. The first attack was carried out against Dogra army unit stationed at Thorar. The warriors successfully climbed the rear vertical cliff of the army posts by using ropes and vines made of local shrubs. The enemy was ambushed from behind which left him bewildered with significant causalities. The rest were captured and kept as prisoners of war.

This was the starting point of Jammu and Kashmir liberation movement. The region of Poonch would not have been liberated without Sattis participation. The main reason to join the Poonch uprising was the harsh treatment meted out to Kashmiris by their rulers. Since Sattis and Sadozai have been related through different bonds, it was natural to respond to such calls. 

See the Striking Symmetry, When the Government of Pakistan joined in, the liberation command was assumed by Brigadier Saddiq Satti who went all the way to Poonch city. Later the Pakistan army headquarters recalled him and eventually the city fell to Indians.


By  DR JAHANGIR SATTI


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Tuesday, 4 June 2019

BURJ, KOTLI SATTIAN TO PATRIATA HIKING TRAIL


Picturesque Kotli Sattian (Burj) to Patriata trek is among the most beautiful treks of the region. It’s an abandoned jeep trek starting from Burj (6 km away from Kotli Sattian town) and reaches the Patriata top via Phofandi Top exposing the beauty of Kashmir and Murree region, on a clear day this trek offers spectacular views for the nature lovers. The length of this trek is 6 km. 
The Patriata, Khalabut and Phofandi hills are beautifully wooded and the scenery is exquisite. The panorama view comprises, at it frequently does, a breathtaking picture of a foreground of lovely, lush woodland scenery and a background of the lofty snow clad peaks of the Himalayas.

Monday, 3 June 2019

KARORE VALLEY, KOTLI SATTIAN - NEAR ISLAMABAD



Karore Valley - An ideal place for camping in summer with the view of Simly Lake.

Only 40 minutes away from Islamabad city.


How to get there from Islamabad

Take Lehtrar road from Islamabad and turn left from Chirah chowk towards Simli Dam and Patriata. In about fifteen minutes, you would bypass Simli Dam and see the spill way on your left, drive another ten minutes through hills and it will lead you to Karore.


Recently government has accorded the status of tourist spot to Tehsil Kotli Sattian, and also approved to set up tourism centres at Chevra, Danoi and Karore in Kotli Sattian. Work on these projects is under way. 


CHAWAN REST HOUSE, KARORE

Saturday, 1 June 2019

UZMA NAZ SATTI allocated in Office Management Group (OMG) in CSS-2018 Exam



The heartiest congratulations to Uzma Naz Satti for being successful in the Central Superior Services (CSS) exam 2018 with allocation in Office Management Group (OMG).

Central Superior Services (CSS) exam in the whole is Pakistan's arguable the most difficult and competitive exam in Pakistan with a pass rate of mere 4.79%.


The civil service of Pakistan is described as the key wheels on which the entire engine of the state has to move, and working for it gives an individual great potential to work for the betterment of Pakistan and its people. 


Uzma completed her Bachelors in Information and Communication Systems Engineering from NUST in 2014. Since then, she has served in PTCL, Pakistan Customs, and Higher Education Commission.


Daughter of Zulfiqar Ali Satti, Uzma Naz Satti is the granddaughter of former renowned educationist Raja Muhammad Younis Satti (Late), hailing from Bhan, Kotli Sattian.




Friday, 31 May 2019

CAPTAIN HASSAN MUSAHIB JAVAID SATTI SHAHEED - SITARA-E-BASALAT


Today is the 6th martyrdom anniversary of the hero of Muhammadi Top Captain Hassan Javaid Satti Shaheed.

Captain Hassan Javaid Shaheed embraced martyrdom at Muhammadi Top in Tirah Valley, Kurram Agency on 31st May 2013, during operation Al-Mizan.

Muhammadi Top has been renamed as “Captain Hassan Top” to pay tribute to Captain Hassan Musahib Javaid Satti Shaheed, Sitara-e-Basalat. He joined 23 Baloch Regiment of Pakistan Army with 116 PMA Long Course - Saad Company.

On the night of 30th-31st May 2013, Captain Hassan Javaid's Company was given a task to capture and take control over a strategically important Height Muhammadi Top in Kurram Agency. Captain Hassan volunteered himself for the difficult approach, he scaled a rugged mountainous terrain for over 11 hours with combat load of approximately 30 Kg and reached the target area in surprisingly short time.

He led his men from the front, the other two companies approaching from left and front were held back due to intense enemy attack. He established contact with the Terrorists and fought for 1 hour and 15 minutes. In order to provide relief to the pinned down Companies, he diverted the terrorists’ fire towards him.
He received a bullet in his face and embraced Shahadat right on the spot during the intense fight. The Government of Pakistan awarded him Sitara-e-Bisalat for his bravery and courage. He hailed from Chonor, Tehsil Kahuta, District Rawalpindi.


Tuesday, 28 May 2019

CAPTAIN KHIZAR MEHMOOD SATTI SHAHEED - SITARA-E-BASALAT



Today is the 8th martyrdom anniversary of Captain Khizar Mehmood Satti Shaheed. He embraced martyrdom during an operation against militants at Wali Dad Top, Mohmand Agency. He was awarded Sitara-I-Basalat for his actions of valour. He belonged to 35 AK regiment of Pakistan Army. He hailed from Malot Sattian, district Rawalpindi.


Tuesday, 7 May 2019

RAMADAN MUBARAK

Ramadan Mubarak to all Muslims around the world. May the Ramadan bring you peace and prosperity, good health and wealth, and brighten your life forever. May ALLAH ease pain and sufferings of Ummah. Ameen ‘Ubadah ibn Samit رضي الله عنه reports that Rasulullah ﷺ used to teach the Sahabah the following Du’a when the Blessed month of Ramadan would arrive :

 ‎ اَللَّهُمَّ سَلِّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضَانَ وَسَلِّمْ رَمَضَانَ لِيْ وَسَلِّمْهُ لِيْ مُتَقَبَّلا “

 “O Allah ! preserve me for Ramadan, safeguard Ramadan for me and accept it from me.”



Thursday, 2 May 2019

LABOUR DAY IN PAKISTAN

Labour Day (1st May) is a public holiday in Pakistan that is marked by rallies, marches, processions, labour/worker union sessions and organized street demonstrations.
Enforcement of labour laws in our country is very poor rather its mockery. About 40 million workforce in industrial and commercial sector is unable to get most of the benefits provided under the labour laws of Pakistan. There is no formal survey on the implementation of labour laws.
It is unfortunate and funny to promulgate laws and increase minimum wages for unskilled workers every year but without any implementation. Provincial governments do not have any will and capacity to implement labour laws in their own province.
The mistreatment of domestic help — and by extension, child domestic workers — is all too common in Pakistani cities. Domestic labour falls under the category of informal work, or ‘invisible’ labour. There are no clear laws to guarantee their rights, and no regulations to check whether the rights they are entitled to (eg minimum wage) are ensured. In Pakistan, we are not even sure who comes under the category of a ‘child’ due to the prevalence of contradictory laws. But just because they belong to the ‘invisible’ workforce does not mean we turn a blind eye to their mistreatment.
We expect new government to enact fresh labour laws keeping in view modern day requirements and implement vigorously.


Monday, 8 April 2019

DR AHSAN ALTAF SATTI


Brigadier Doctor Ahsan Altaf Satti from Army Medical Corps of Pakistan Army has been promoted to the rank of Major General. 


The Pakistan Army on Wednesday announced the promotion of 40 brigadiers to the rank of major general, including 11 from the Army Medical Corps (AMC), said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).



Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa gave the approval for the promotions while chairing a meeting of the promotion board at the General Headquarters (GHQ).

List of the promoted officers from the Army Medical Corps 

• Brigadier Muhammad Aleem
• Brigadier Ahsan Altaf Satti 
• Brigadier Sayed Nusrat Raza
• Brigadier Karamat Hussain Shah Bokhari
• Brigadier Farrukh Saeed
• Brigadier Qudrat Ullah Malik
• Brigadier Aamer Ikram
• Brigadier Shahid Hameed Chaudhry
• Brigadier Muhammad Qasim Butt
• Brigadier Farhan Tuyyab
• Brigadier Muhammad Afsheen Iqbal




Sunday, 7 April 2019

MAJOR GENERAL KAMRAN AHMED SATTI


Brigadier Kamran Ahmed Satti has been promoted to the rank of Major General.


The Pakistan Army on Wednesday announced the promotion of 40 brigadiers to the rank of major general, including 11 from the Army Medical Corps (AMC), said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).



Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa gave the approval for the promotions while chairing a meeting of the promotion board at the General Headquarters (GHQ).



List of the promoted officers 

• Brigadier Zafar Iqbal Marwat
• Brigadier Shakir Ullah Khattak
• Brigadier Muhammad Avais Dastgir
• Brigadier Amir Naveed
• Brigadier Mohammad Ejaz Mirza
• Brigadier Tabassum Habib
• Brigadier Muhammad Shuja Anwar
• Brigadier Dilawar Khan
• Brigadier Sarfraz Ahmad
• Brigadier Asif Mahmood Goraya
• Brigadier Kamal Azfar
• Brigadier Muhammad Ali Khan
• Brigadier Muhammad Kashif Azad
• Brigadier Majid Jahangir
• Brigadier Azhar Waqas
• Brigadier Akif Iqbal
• Brigadier Omer Ahmed Bokhari
• Brigadier Muhammad Ahsan Khattak
• Brigadier Inayat Hussain
• Brigadier Adil Yamin
• Brigadier Muhammad Hasan Khattak
• Brigadier Muhammad Aamir Majeed
• Brigadier Syed Imdad Hussain Shah
• Brigadier Muhammad Aamer Najam
• Brigadier Muhammad Aqeel
• Brigadier Kamran Ahmed Satti
• Brigadier Kashif Zafar
• Brigadier Khurram Anwar Qadri
• Brigadier Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry



Friday, 29 March 2019

TAHIR NAWAZ SATTI - President of the International Muslim Association of New Zealand(IMAN)


Recitation of Holy Quran has opened the first sitting of New Zealand Parliament after the Christchurch mosque terror attack on 15 march which claimed 50 lives. Politicians stood in reverent silence as the recitation from Imam Nizam ul haq Thanvi rang around the House in Arabic.
A prayer in English was then delivered by Imam Tahir Nawaz.
Tahir Nawaz was selected as the President of the International Muslim Association of New Zealand(IMAN) in June 2015. He has been the member of the association from over 18 years.
He was born and raised in Karachi, who moved to New Zealand nearly two decades ago. Although his ancestral land is Kotli Sattian.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

MAJOR GENERAL AKHTAR NAWAZ SATTI - HILAL-I-IMTIAZ



Congratulations Major General Akhtar Nawaz Satti, on being awarded Hilal-i-Imtiaz (M) by president of Pakistan. 


Major General Akhtar Nawaz Satti is a commandant of Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul. 



He originally hails from Thoon, Kotli Sattian, district Rawalpindi.



Tuesday, 26 March 2019

MAJOR GENERAL ARSHAD MAHMOOD SATTI - HILAL-I-IMTIAZ


Congratulations Major General Arshad Mahmood Satti, on being conferred the Award of Hilal-i-Imtiaz (M) by President of Pakistan for services to Pakistan. 


Major General Arshad Mahmood Satti is a commandant and adviser consultant of Urology and transplantation at Armed Forces Institute of Urology (AFIU), Rawalpindi. 


He originally hails from Lehtrar, Kotli Sattian, Rawalpindi.



Monday, 25 March 2019

MAJOR GENERAL TARIQ MEHMOOD SATTI - HILAL-I-IMTIAZ


Congratulations Major General Tariq Mehmood Satti (AMC), on being conferred the Award of Hilal-i-Imtiaz (M) by President of Pakistan.


Major General Tariq Mehmood Satti is a professor of clinical haematology and commandant Armed Forces Bone Marrow Transplant Centre, Rawalpindi. He is the younger brother of Lt General (R) Salahuddin Satti. His native place is Kotli Sattian town, Rawalpindi. 



Sunday, 24 March 2019

SITARA-E-BASALAT AWARDED TO LT. ARSALAN ALAM SATTI SHAHEED



The Government of Pakistan awarded Sitara-e-Basalat to Lt. Arsalan Alam Satti - Shaheed for his gallantry. 

Sitara-e-Basalat (Star of Good Conduct) is a non-operational gallantry award of Pakistan Armed Forces given to individuals for distinguished acts of gallantry, valor or courage while performing their duty. It is given by President of Pakistan on the recommendation of service chief.


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