Showing posts with label Kotli Sattian. Show all posts
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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



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.



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 25 November 2018

KOTLI SATTIAN declared as a New Tourist Spot

The Government of Punjab has accorded the status of tourist spot to Tehsil Kotli Sattian, and also approved to set up tourism centres at Chevra, Danoi and Karore road in Kotli Sattian. Work on this project will be initiated on emergency basis. Kotli Sattian after Murree became the second Tehsil of district Rawalpindi which has been given the status of tourism spot.






Tuesday 2 October 2018

RAHILA KASHIF SATTI - THE LEGEND OF PAKISTAN TABLE TENNIS



Raheela Kashif Satti (Previously known as Raheela Anjum Satti), is playing table tennis from a very young age. She started playing at the age of 13 from Rawalpindi division, and playing at national and international level for over 28 years. 

Raheela and Naila Anjum are sisters from Danoi, Kotli Sattian in Rawalpindi district, who donned the Pakistan colour. They ruled at National table tennis horizon for a decade during the 1990s. They went to play in the Tokyo championship, Japan. Both sisters also represented Pakistan in Asian games. That was the golden era of table tennis in Pakistan.

Raheela went to the Barcelona Summer Olympics (1992) in Spain to represent Pakistan. She won the bronze medal for Pakistan at 8th SAF games, Nepal (1999) in women's single and silver medal in women's double. She is gold and silver medalist in Asian Games, National Games, Pakistan Master Cup and many other tournaments. Raheela started playing professionally at the age of 12, and became national championship, a year after in 1990. She is 3 Times National Champion, Silver Medalist SAF Games 2004, Bronze in SAF Games Sri Lanka, Silver Medalist SAF Games 2016, 4 Gold Medals in National Championship 2000, 3 Gold Medals in National Championship 2016.

Raheela Kashif, Shabnam Bilal and Maliha Khursheed participated in World Championship in March 2016 and qualified for semi finals. Later on, Raheela Kashif qualified for the quarter-finals of the women’s singles table tennis competitions of the Fourth Islamic Games in Baku, Azerbaijan in March 2017. The duo of Shabnam Bilal and Raheela Khalif - members of the Pakistan women's team who bagged silver Medal in 2016, are both over 45. They were also part of the Pakistan team that clinched silver at the 2004 edition in Islamabad.

International Table Tennis player Raheela Kashif introduced an indoor table tennis facility as Islamabad Table Tennis Training Club in Islamabad to enable the beginners with learning the sport and develop ultimate skills of game enabling them to perform at National Level.

Raheela's Career Record till 1998









Related Article : SATTI SISTERS



Sunday 16 September 2018

TARIQ HUSSAIN SATTI - BANKING PROFESSIONAL





Tariq Hussain Satti is a banking professional with over 30 years of experience. Currently he is the Country Head of Habib Bank Limited, Singapore. He is a former chief executive and director of habib finance international Hong Kong, who also worked as Head of trade services HBL Pakistan. He has studied Masters of Commerce and Bachelors of Law from University of Karachi. He is an alumni of Institute of Bankers, Karachi as well. He originally hailed from Behl Chaka, Lehtrar, District Rawalpindi.


Sunday 9 September 2018

CHIEF PETTY OFFICER LAL KHAN SATTI SHAHEED - MARTYR OF PNS GHAZI


Chief Petty Officer LAL KHAN SATTI was among the brave 93 men who gave up their lives while defending their country aboard PNS Ghazi. He hailed from Behl Chaka, Lehtrar, Rawalpindi. 

The PNS Ghazi or the “Holy Warrior” could travel up to 20 knots per hour, It had 12 sea mines stored and could store up to 14 torpedoes. Ghazi was the first submarine to be operated by a Navy in the South Asia becoming a serious threat to the Indian Navy.



The mysterious sinking of Ghazi took place on 4-5 December 1971 during its hunt to assault Vikrant and/or during the minelaying mission on the Visakhapatnam Port, Bay of Bengal. The true cause of the sinking is still unknown.

In 1972, Ghazi and her serving officers as well as crew members were honored with gallantry awards by the Government of Pakistan. At the Naval Dockyard in Karachi, a 'Ghazi Monument' was built to perpetuate the memory of the submarine and its 93 men.

In 1998, the Inter-Services Public Relations produced and released the telefilm, “Ghazi Shaheed”. Another movie, Untold Stories: Ghazi and Hangor were sponsored and released by the ISPR to commemorate Ghazi and her crew during their missions in 1971. In 2017, an Indian film was based on this submarine attack named “The Ghazi Attack”.




Saturday 8 September 2018

LT. COMMANDER (R) MUHAMMAD SARWAR SATTI


Lt Commander (R) Muhammad Sarwar Khan Satti, veteran of two wars (1965 & 1971), a hero of Operation Dwarka (PNS Badr). On the night of 7 September, the Pakistan Navy launched its assault on Western Indian shores. Dwarka was chosen for its proximity 200 km (120 mi) from Karachi Port), its lower defences and historical relevance. 

The plan called for a fleet of 7 naval vessels of Pakistan to bomb the town of Dwarka. It was aimed at luring the heavy ships anchored in Bombay into attacking the Pakistani ships to enable the submarine PNS Ghazi lurking in the Arabian Sea to engage and sink the Indian ships. Accordingly, a fleet of seven ships comprising PNS Babur, PNS Khaibar, PNS Badr, PNS Jahangir, PNS Alamgir, PNS Shah Jahan and PNS Tippu Sultan set sail for Dwarka and bombarded the town.



He hailed from Thoon, Kotli Sattian in Rawalpindi, and passed away in 2003. May Allah bless his soul. Ameen.


Thursday 6 September 2018

REMEMBERING OUR HEROES ON PAKISTAN DEFENCE DAY


The blood of hundreds of young men should become a guiding light for us Pakistanis to navigate through dark times of anguish. If these young men could offer their very best and even dear lives to serve Pakistan in time of need, so could each one of us in every walk of life.


The service and sacrifice of our soldiers are selfless; they never get to wear their decorations on their uniform. We must draw inspiration from their deeds in our daily lives.


These men in uniform were sons, brothers, husbands and fathers but, above all, they were sons of Pakistan and proudly upheld the obligation to Pakistan above and beyond their personal desires, responsibilities and relationships.

Let’s pray that the families and loved ones of these heroes find peace, happiness and prosperity in this world and the Hereafter.

We owe them this much to make sure that Pakistan for which their loved ones shed their blood prospers forever.

May Allah bless Pakistan. Long live Pakistan Army.


MAJOR ABDULLAH SATTI SHAHEED


Major Abdullah Satti Shaheed of Pakistan army embraced martyrdom on 25th March 2002 at Gultari Sector, Siachen, the highest battlefield of the world. He hailed from Durnoyan, Kotli Sattian, Rawalpindi.


Saturday 2 June 2018

WING COMMANDER (R) MATIULLAH SATTI


Wing Commander (R) Matiullah Satti was born in the village Ghanuyain in Kotli Sattian, Rawalpindi. He completed his primary education from the village school and his matriculation from the Govt High School Lehtrar. He Joined PAF college Sargodha as a flight cadet, after completing his graduation from this prestigious institution with distinction he joined PAF Academy Risalpur for his flying training.

Matiullah Satti was commissioned as a Pilot officer in GD(p) branch of the PAF in 1980. He became the first fighter pilot from Satti Tribe after creation of Pakistan and perhaps the second in the history of Satti Tribe.

He flew various fighter jets of the PAF like F-6, A-5 and Mirage to name a few. He also flew as a flying instructor in the academy and had the honour of leading the elite PAF Academy aerobatics team "The SHERDILS".

After serving PAF as a fighter pilot for about 16 years he decided to take premature retirement in 1996. He served only a year in his last rank as a wing commander. Matiullah Satti says "PAF is a great institution and I am who I am because of this elite organisation. I have great respect and love for PAF which is led and run by men of special breed."

A while after leaving PAF he joined UAE Air Force as a Civilian Flying Instructor in one of their fighter conversion unit. This unit was an integral part of Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College Al Ain.

Matiullah Satti  had the opportunity to fly with at least 10 nationalities from the world, who formed a part of instructional staff. He said "It was great learning and I enjoyed flying the Hawk-63, (the jet flown by Red Arrows) one of the best fighter trainer in the world."

He added that "after almost 15 years in Al Ain, i chose to come back to Pakistan in 2010. It was time to try my hand on the jetliners before hanging my flying boots. I flew A-320 and A-340 with Air Blue for 5 years. I left Air Blue and joined Shaheen Air International in April 2016  and am flying A-320  to date." 

"Flying is my passion, a unique profession, and I am in love with it. It’s unique in a way that its yesterday is never connected with today, for every  flight, you have a new jet, new copilot, new cabin crew, new passengers, new weather, new destination and a new Runway to land....it’s a challenge all the way."  (Matiullah Satti) 



Friday 1 June 2018

CAPTAIN ABDUL RAUF SATTI - CHIEF FLYING INSTRUCTOR


Captain Raja Abdul Rauf Satti was a pilot by profession, who hailed from Lehtrar (Pallan), Kotli Sattian. He was the longest serving Chief Flying Instructor of Rawalpindi Flying club which is one of the internationally recognized prestigious flying training institute in Pakistan. He became the third commercial pilot from Satti tribe after Squadron Leader Saeed Satti and Flight Lieutenant Latif Satti.

He stands with pride to have trained hundreds of commercial pilots, most of the senior pilots presently working for PIA are trained by him. In addition to this he trained commercial pilots of other Muslim countries such as Syria, Jordan and UAE. Moreover, he was the first pilot to land at Muzaffarabad and Rawalakot airports. He had more than 16000 flying hours to his credit and holds a distinction of flying more than 12000 hours as a flying instructor. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi (Ex PM of Pakistan), Captain Muneeb Mufti (Pilot in PIA) and Captain Aziz ud Din (Pilot in Saudi Airline) are among his notable students. Prior to becoming a pilot he was a successful banker. The honour of opening
first bank [MCB] in Kotli Sattian in 70s also goes to him.



Contributed by : Nelofar Rauf Satti


Thursday 31 May 2018

DR LIAQAT AMIN SATTI


Dr. Liaqat Amin Satti is a highly qualified and experienced Executive, Consultant and Educator, who has worked for 30 years in the fields of Risk, Resilience, Safety, Security, Environment, Health, Crisis Management and Business Continuity. He has a PhD in Entrepreneurship. Currently he is working as an Executive Director Operations, Strategic Centre for Consultancy and Technology of Qatar.

He has designed, developed and implemented State Level Resilience Program and imported training to Senior Executives, Middle Management & Operational Teams. His work experience encompasses more than 15 countries. He is a specialist in designing and conducting “Crisis Management Exercises” to authenticate various industrial worst case scenarios such as Oil Spill, Hazardous Material Spill, large Toxic Gas Leaks, Fire, Explosion, Natural Disasters and Security Threats.

Liaqat Amin Satti is a keynote presenter and speaker in international conferences and seminars on the topics of Safety, Crisis Management, Business Continuity and Excellence of Leadership. He is also a member of advisory board for several educational institutions.


His core competencies are to develop, implement and maintain Resilience System that includes: Risk Management, Prevention/Mitigation, Emergency Response, Crisis Management, Business Continuity & Recovery for oil and gas industries, as well as to government and non-governmental organizations.

Dr Liaqut Amin Satti hails from Biaga, Kotli Sattian in Rawalpindi District.


Contributed by: Sadia Rizwan


Wednesday 30 May 2018

SATTI SISTERS | RAHILA KASHIF, NAILA ANJUM | PAKISTAN TABLE TENNIS PLAYERS



Raheela Anjum (now Raheela Kashif) and Naila Anjum are daughters of proud Satti tribe from Kotli Sattian in Rawalpindi district, who donned the Pakistan colour. They ruled at National table tennis horizon for a decade during the 1990s. They went to play in the Tokyo championship, Japan. Both sisters also represented Pakistan in Asian games. That was the golden era of table tennis in Pakistan.

Raheela went to the Barcelona Summer Olympics (1992) in Spain to represent Pakistan. She won the bronze medal for Pakistan at 8th SAF games, Nepal (1999) in women's single and silver medal in women's double. She is gold and silver medalist in Asian Games, National Games, Pakistan Master Cup and many other tournaments. Raheela started playing professionally at the age of 12, and became national championship, a year after in 1990. She is 3 Times National Champion, Silver Medalist SAF Games 2004, Bronze in SAF Games Sri Lanka, Silver Medalist SAF Games 2016, 4 Gold Medals in National Championship 2000, 3 Gold Medals in National Championship 2016.

Naila moved to United States after getting married and settled there, but Raheela is still playing for last 27 years as there are no fresh players to replace her. Raheela Anjum of the 90s is now known as Raheela Kashif, after getting married to Kashif Shahzad.

Raheela Kashif, Shabnam Bilal and Maliha Khursheed participated in World Championship in March 2016 and qualified for semi finals. Later on, Raheela Kashif qualified for the quarter-finals of the women’s singles table tennis competitions of the Fourth Islamic Games in Baku, Azerbaijan in March 2017. The duo of Shabnam Bilal and Raheela Khalif - members of the Pakistan women's team who bagged silver Medal in 2016, are both over 45. They were also part of the Pakistan team that clinched silver at the 2004 edition in Islamabad.

International Table Tennis player Raheela Kashif introduced an indoor table tennis facility as Islamabad Table Tennis Training Club in Islamabad to enable the beginners with learning the sport and develop ultimate skills of game enabling them to perform at National Level.
















Tuesday 22 May 2018

BRIGADIER (R) GUL ZAMAN SATTI (LATE) - SITARA-I-IMTIAZ (MILITARY)


Brigadier (R) Gul Zaman Satti (late) was born on 7 October 1941 in Kotli Sattian, who moved to Rawalpindi after completing his primary education from Kotli Sattian. He was actively involved in sports during his high school and college education. He was very tough and rugged as he belong to hilly area where roads and allied facilities were non-existent in those times. In addition to this he was an orator who was always leading the debate competitions. 

He joined Pakistan Military Academy in April 1962 and assigned to 15 Punjab Regiment in 1964. He was defending the frontier of Run of Kuch during 1965 Indo-Pak war, and was recommended for Sitara-i-Jurat after Pakistani victory. He also served at Dhaka just before 1971 war. 

Gul Zaman Satti (late) served as a Brigade Major in Kel Sector, Azad Kashmir, and commanded 21 Punjab Regiment in Gujranwala in 1977, then he went to attend War course at National Defence College, Rawalpindi.

He was promoted to the rank of Brigadier in 1984. He commanded 107 Brigade in Gujranwala (1984), 61 Brigade Quetta (1987) and 105 Brigade Okara (1989).

Later he was appointed as a Director Army Sports in GHQ Rawalpindi and attended 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He was also the head of Pakistan delegation for Common Wealth Games in Canada where he was presented Queen Baton by Queen Elizabeth. He was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) for his 33 years of outstanding service and unwavering dedication.

After his retirement from Pakistan Army he joined Army Welfare Trust in 1998 and served there for four years as a Director of Farms and Sugar Division. In 2002, he left his job to become Tehsil Nazim (Administrator) of his native town Kotli Sattian. He served his native town as a Tehsil Nazim, and in return for his services for the area a road has been named after him by the people of the area. He had a stroke and left us on 8th of November 2016 May Allah bless him with highest rank in Jannah Ameen.





Contributed by: Shahnaz Satti

Wednesday 16 May 2018

PUNICA GRANATUM (WILD POMEGRANATE)



Punica Granatum, also known as Pomegranate, has long been touted for its high levels of Vitamin C and antioxidants, which can help prevent cell damage. Several studies have shown its ability to speed wound healing, as well as play a positive role in the repair of sun damaged and aging skin. Pomegranate extracts exert their positive effects by extending the life of fibroblasts, the cells responsible for producing collagen and elastin, the components that give strength and support to the skin.

 Punica granatum. Wild pomegranate is very common on low hills of Kotli Sattian. It is locally known as "Dani" and "Anardana".



Wednesday 9 May 2018

SCENERY OF KOTLI SATTIAN


The hills, slopes and narrow valleys among the spurs are often extremely beautiful and attractive. Green Pines, Olive and many other evergreen and seasonal trees are found on the lower hills. The lowest hills and valleys contain a luxuriant growth of various trees, bushes and under growths.

The PatriataKhalabut and Phofandi hills are beautifully wooded and the scenery is exquisite. The panorama view comprises, as 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. 


many of the lower valleys are extremely picturesque as well, especially the valley between Narrar and Phofandi spurs on the southwest. The tributaries of the Soan River run down with many beautiful, picturesque pools and streams. The numerous fountains, having cool, fresh and health-giving water are found throughout this region. 


The scenery near the western banks of the Jhelum river is often fine, especially below the beetling cliffs of the Narrar mountain. In many cases, small hamlets and little patches of cultivation are found high up on the hillsides and mountaintops. 







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Reference : A Handbook of Kotli Sattian 


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