Showing posts with label Satti Tribe. Show all posts
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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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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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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. 



Wednesday 19 September 2018

SATTI TRIBE, THE MARTIAL RACE


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.

The high walls of mountains of the Satti region on the northeast side, protects the Federal Capital Islamabad as a fortress. As the homeland of most of the in-service and retired forces personnel, it stands surety to the well-being of the motherland.


People inhibiting harsh mountain terrains naturally grow tough and endure a great deal of physical hardship. Mountain tribes in Murree, Kahuta and Kotli Sattian, like people in the entire mountain regions, were averse to slavery. They lived fiercely independent lives since day one. It was known as Aap Raji or self-rule. However, different governments tried to subjugate these tribes from time to time with little success. The turning point arrived during Sikh rule which saw unprecedented atrocities carried out by Sikh armies against mountain tribes. Sattis were confined to higher reaches which were almost outside the approach of Sikh armies. However it forced Sattis to develop a complete self-sufficient lifestyle. They developed their own agriculture, hand mills, water mills, ploughs, etc. But they were deprived of any access to education, health or other civil amenities.


When British and Sikh fought each other Sattis naturally sided with British and Sikhs were finally defeated with the combined efforts of Sattis and British Indian army soldiers. The papers of Sikh surrender were signed at Rawalpindi. Sikhs also meted out similar punishments to other tribes who gallantly fought back them in the entire mountain ranges. The British declared Sattis as martial race and would happily recruit them in their army. The rivalries with Sikhs and subsequent alliance with Brits brought Sattis into regular military profession.

Five war memorials in the Satti region were built to commemorate the gallantry during WWI. Nowhere on this earth such a small population had so many gallantry monuments built in such a number.


It is not true that Sattis showed their bravery only in regular army. Captain Riaz Satti was the right hand man to famous Indian nationalist leader Subash Chandra Bose and worked in the capacity of his secretary. Most of WWII prisoners from Satti tribe joined Indian National Army of Bose.



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Monday 10 September 2018

COMMANDO ALI AKBAR SATTI (LATE) - SSG


SSG Commando Ali Akbar Satti (Late) of 2nd Commando Rahbar Battalion, one of the most decorated Junior Commissioned Officer of his time, served SSG of Pakistan Army for 28 years, who executed several covert operations inside enemy’s den. 

He was a jump-master with over 300 para jumps, who Represented Pakistan as a member of International free fall teams for 16 years.


Ali Akbar Satti was the member of the SSG team, who conducted operations on the Siachen Glacier against Indian positions at -30 temperatures on Ice covered Peaks, under the command of Brigadier TM Tiger. 


He also Participated in several counter terrorism operations. When PIA Fokker was hijacked, he was among the SSG team, who reclaimed the plane and apprehended all 3 hijackers. None of the passengers were harmed during the assault.

Ali Akbar Satti was known for his close association with Brigadier TM Tiger, a notable commander of SSG. 

Brave heart Commando Ali Akbar Satti hailed from Narrar, Kahuta, who passed away in 2013. 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.


Monday 28 May 2018

MAJOR MUDASSAR SAGHEER SATTI SHAHEED - SITARA-E-BASALAT



Major Mudassar Sagheer Satti Shaheed of 27 Punjab Regiment embraced martyrdom on 22 March 2017 in an operation against terrorists in Orakzai Agency. He was appointed as quarter master at Orakzai scouts and used to monitor all the intelligence based operations. Major Mudassar has been awarded Sitara-e-Basalat for his valour. 


Monday 7 May 2018

DEEWAN-E-SATTI - THOON

The village of Thoon is situated about 20 km eastward from the main road that lies between Rawalpindi and Kotli Sattian. It stands on steep slopes which raise from the Jhelum river upward to the top of the Narrar Peak (Panjpeer). The maximum height of the settlement is 3,953 feet above sea level. 

The Jhelum river flows at the foot and Khad Thoon joins in it. This separates the village from the other villages in the north. The village along with its many settlements are spread on slopes that face the northeast. It is surrounded by evergreen woods and presents a picturesque view.

This village is unique among Sattis, because the founding father of the Satti Tribe, Baba Satti was born in this village and this is the fundamental settlement of the tribe. Some antiquities related to the forefathers, particularly the father of the tribe still exist and call the tribesmen to come forward and preserve these legacies in reference to your history. 




Friday 30 March 2018

DR ABID MAJEED SATTI



Dr Abid Majeed Satti is a Senior Scientific Officer at NARC, Islamabad and a member of Pakistan Botanical Society. Prior to this he worked for Western Himalaya Research and Development Organisation and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council as a Scientific Officer and a Senior Scientific officer. 

Dr Satti earned his PhD in Biological Sciences from QAU, Islamabad. He published eleven research papers and attended several International Seminars and conferences.


He obtained his MPhil degree in Plant sciences from QAU, Islamabad, and BSc (Hons) in Agriculture and Horticulture from University of Agriculture Faisalabad.


Dr Abid Satti is a highly skilled research officer with great leadership qualities. His area of interest is Stress Physiology Surveillance,Virulence/Race analysis of Wheat Rust Diseases Germplasim Screening.




DR AAMER WAHEED SATTI



Mr. Aamer Waheed Satti is working as "Assistant Professor" in the Department of Management Sciences at CIIT Islamabad. Mr. Satti has joined the department in February 2004 and during this tenure he taught Management and Accounting related subjects. He has worked as Incharge Undergraduate Programs from January 2011 to January 2015. During this tenure he has introduced new academic programs like BS (Accounting and Finance) and Bachelor of Business Studies. Mr. Satti was the founding convener of Departmental Exam Monitoring Team and now involved and working in different committee/teams like; Member of Disaster Management Committee, Organizer of Capacity Building Workshop on Islamic Finance, Organizer of iPakistan, Organizer of Managed Pakistan, Member organizing committee of SAICON and more. Mr. Satti is known as workaholic man and trend setter by inculcating changes in processes. He is actively involved in administration and supervising different operations at departmental level.

Mr. Satti is a PhD scholar at CIIT Islamabad. His areas of research interest are employee development and performance appraisal. He has published seven journal articles with two conference proceedings. He has worked as a Quality Control Officer (QCO) in National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) project based at Islamabad.  

In 2015-2016, Mr. Satti has lead the two offices as Incharge DARC (Department Academic Regulatory Committee) Office and Incharge Personnel Office of the Department of Management Sciences.



Sunday 25 March 2018

ASHFAQ ISHAQ SATTI



Ashfaq Ishaq Satti is an Anchor, News presenter and Producer of ARY News. Prior to join ARY news he was an anchor person of Aaj News in program Pakistan, and he also served as an anchor and content manager of BOL News. 


Monday 5 March 2018

DR PERVAIZ SATTI


Pervaiz Satti is a clinical psychologist, a lawyer and a philanthropist. He worked in an international project of World Health Organisation (WHO) as a clinical psychologist, he had been working in various states of America, having International Affiliate status of American Psychological Association Washington D.C since 1997. Prior to this he worked as a clinical psychologist in the department of Psychiatry Rawalpindi General Hospital (now Benazir Bhutto Hospital).

Currently he is residing in Islamabad and imparting free psychological services to deserving cases about mental health counselling and psychotherapy in Islamabad, United kingdom and United States. He has profound inclination for humanitarianism and innate tendency of philanthropy.

Pervaiz Satti obtained his PhD in clinical psychology and he earned his masters degree with university distinction.


In addition to this he is a lawyer as well. His law degree helped him greatly in his research work in the field of "psychology and criminology", "hates and crimes", "cognitive functions and abnormal behaviours".  




Saturday 13 January 2018

KASHIF SATTI - IT PROFESSIONAL



Kashif Satti is Vice President of Managed Services Delivery at Dataprise in Washington D.C. area,where he works to influence company strategy around Service Desk and Automation. He is an IT professional with more than 15 years of experience in Information Technology.  Mr.Satti received his BS and masters degree from UCLA in Computer Sciences and holds numerous technical certifications including: A+, N+, MCP, CLA, and CLE. He is the recipient of the 2014 Gold Stevie® Award for Front-Line Customer Service Professional of the Year. He hails from Santh Sarola, Kotli Sattian.
He is a brilliant IT professional with great leadership skills, who successfully managed Global Service Desk Team along with many other departments ( Onboarding, NAS, Remediation and Automation), not many would be able to manage that many departments under one umbrella. However, Kashif always been the person that look for ways to keep the team growing and make the team as the best winner team. He is a person with great expertise and deep experience of modern business solutions and technologies. He is not only a well-educated and independent perfectionist but also an inspiring Manager.

In Jan 2014, Kashif Satti declared as the Front-Line Customer Service Professional of the Year - Technology Industries. Gold Stevie® award in the “Front-Line Customer Service Professional of the Year - Technology Industries” category in the eighth annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.




Thursday 11 January 2018

SAIMA SATTI - BRITISH COUNCIL



Saima Satti is currently serving as Head of Business Improvement at British Council in United Kingdom. She has over 15 years of experience working with the British Council, taking up different roles in her tenure. Her parents hailed from union council Bunn, New Murree.

Saima Satti is a focused professional and natural leader. Her ability to sift out extraneous information quickly and anticipate potential problems has helped the British Council to deliver globally.


         Experience
  • Head Of Business Improvement at British Council, London.
  • Deputy Head Of IELTS at British Council, London.
  • Global IELTS Operations Manager at British Council, London.
  • Regional IELTS Manager - UK, Ireland & Americas, London.
  • Director ELT Pakistan at British Council, Lahore.

    Education
  • Charted Institute Of Marketing       PD in Marketing (2007-2008)
  • Regents College London         RSA Cambridge ESOl CELTA (1999)
  • The University Of Reading              BSC (HONS)  1990-1994

Monday 8 January 2018

LT ARSALAN ALAM SATTI - SHAHEED, SITARA-E-BASALAT




Lt. Arsalan Alam Satti was born (17th April 1995) and raised in the village of Ghel Sattian, Murree. He was the only son and brother of three sisters. 

Arsalan Satti secured regular commission in Pakistan Army by joining Pakistan Military Academy L/C 135 on 13th May 2015 and completed his military training on 15th April 2017. He belonged to 29 Sindh Regiment.


He looked into everything in a different perspective, his desires and goals were no longer surrounded by this petty, mundane world. He was into another world. He wanted to conquer the world but in a way that was beyond our wisdom, a way which seemed to be out of this world but a world full of serenity and bounties.

Arsalan Satti described himself in an intro of his Facebook profile; "I alone can't change the world, but i can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples."


He participated in "Operation Khyber-4" after completion of his training from Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul. In August, "
Operation Khyber-4" in Rajgal Valley had been successfully completed. The operation was launched in July to wipe out terrorists in the valley by targeting their hideouts. The army then established a number of check posts in the border region to stem the movement of militants. Arsalan Satti was promoted to Lieutenant days before his martyrdom and appointed as an Officer Commanding at the high-altitude post next to Afghan border after the military completed its operation against terrorists in the area. He was among those officers and soldiers who were posted to defend the area from cross-border infiltration.

The 22-year-old officer was commanding a post in Rajgal Valley, which borders Afghanistan, when it came under fire from the Afghan side on 23rd September 2017, at 09:00am. Lieutenant Arsalan Satti was shot in the head by a sniper and was airlifted to Peshawar for treatment, but he succumbed to his injures at the Combined Military Hospital in Peshawar.

Arsalan Satti was laid to rest on Sunday 24th September 2017 in his native village Ghel Sattian in Murree with full military honours. 


Lieutenant Arsalan Alam Satti, you surely had it all! ALL HAIL TO YOU!
Lt. Arsalan Alam Satti Shaheed's father Shamsher Alam Satti couldn't bear the loss of his beloved son, he suffered a heart attack on 29th November 2017. He was taken to CMH Murree where he breathed his last.


The Government of Pakistan awarded Sitara-e-Basalat to Lt. Arsalan Alam Satti - Shaheed for his gallantry, after his martyrdom on 23rd March 2019.                                        
                                       



               
By: Anjum Satti


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