Wednesday 25 November 2020


Six Major Generals of Pakistan Army have been promoted to the Rank of Lieutenant General.

   List of promoted officers
  • Major General Akhtar Nawaz Satti
  • Major General Sardar Hassan Azhar Hayat
  • Major General Asif Ghafoor 
  • Major General Salman Fayyaz Ghani 
  • Major General Sarfraz Ali
  • Major General Muhammad Ali

Newly appointed Lieutenant General Akhtar Nawaz Satti has been posted as Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Islamabad.

Lieutenant General Akhtar Nawaz Satti, Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Military), from Frontier Force Regiment, served as Vice Chief of General Staff (B) GHQ, Commandant Pakistan Military Academy Kakul and GOC 26 Mechanized Division Bahawalpur. 

Sunday 4 October 2020


Dr. Uzma Anjum Satti is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Air university, Islamabad. She obtained her PhD in Linguistics from National University of Modern Languages (NUML).

Her PhD research was on a dying language spoken in Bandi shungli area of Mansehra district, with 500 speakers. Dr Uzma’s study became instrumental for enlisting this language in the linguistic map of Pakistan by Ethnologue, which is a World Wide Web for languages and linguistics diversity. This study was brought forward by a US university and won a very prestigious funding from National Sciences foundation, USA.

A nameless language spoken by a very limited population in a remote hilly terrain of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) gets international recognition after its enlistment in `Ethnologue Languages of the World’ in the name of `Mankiyali’.

According to BBC, the Mankiyali did not have any name and people used to recognize it with different titles like Tarawari, Tarawara and Apanpari (own language).

‘Mankiyali’ is spoken by around 500 people in a secluded hilltop village, Danna, in the Union Council Bandi Shungli, a remote mountainous area in Manshera district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Dr Uzma’s latest research is on reduplication, lexical borrowing and structural ambiguity of Pahari/Pothohari language. Her students have defended these researches successfully, and currently she is working on publishing these researches.

Dr Uzma Anjum co-authored 10 publications. Her research interests are Sociolinguistics, Language and Gender, Language shift and Language Documentation. She hails from Lehtrar (Pallan), Rawalpindi district.

Monday 7 September 2020


The COAS conferred the award of Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Military) to Brigadier Amjad Ali Satti for his contribution towards security and national interests of Pakistan. An award distribution ceremony was held on the occasion of Defence Day on 6th September 2020 at GHQ Rawalpindi.

Brigadier Amjad Ali Satti, an infantry officer, served as Sector Commander of Frontier Corps Balochistan (East). He actively played a vital role in not only quelling the insurgency but also rehabilitated the ex-rebels and their families. He believed in winning the hearts and minds of locals and obliterating the hard core insurgents.

He always led his troops from the front with valour and conviction. He fought against insurgents and personally led numerous operations. In one of such operations when he was encircled by insurgents, he with only 6 security personnels ensured victory over them. Due to his operations, 800 insurgents surrendered, who were embraced and rehabilitated by providing them respect, job and accommodation. He restored peace in Marri and Bugti areas of Balochistan.

In recognition of his services, in 2017, Chief of Army Staff awarded him COAS Commendation card for his meritorious services in restoring peace and ensuring development of poor areas including construction of roads, education and health services for Baloch people.


Brigadier (R) Amjad Ali Satti was born on 9 june 1967 in Chajana, Kotli Sattian. He completed his matriculation from Military college Jhelum. He secured commission in 1989 in 15 Baloch Regiment, which is an infantry battalion. Besides regimental duties, he as a Captain served as ADC to a general and instructor school of infantry. As a Major he served as an instructor at Pakistan Military Academy Kakul and in Military operations directorate. He commanded his unit at Mohmand Agency to fight insurgency and then against our arch rival on the Line Of Control in Kashmir. After commanding his unit, he represented Pakistan Army in NATO Forces in Afghanistan. He was then promoted as Brigadier and served as a Director in Chief of Army Staff secretariat at GHQ.

Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) is awarded to those individuals who have made a meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of Pakistan, world peace, cultural or other significant public endeavours.▫️

Sunday 30 August 2020


As a large number of individuals around the globe begin working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, women in Pakistan have reliably experienced bother. Social and serious fragments have decreased the quantity of women entering the development advance. Women are accomplishing more work at home, confronting more employment misfortunes and accomplishing a greater amount of basic work during this pandemic.
As of now, acknowledgment of working women is exceptionally low in Pakistan, and now in the hour of pandemic when women are working online, they are confronting numerous difficulties.
Work from home brings a lot of distractions. With more individuals working remotely at the present time, a significant number of us have encountered a video conference hindered by woofing dogs or hungry children requesting food, your household chores keep calling you, even constant notifications on your phone can distract you and affect your work from home productivity - we're living it, as well.
In any case, women feel burdened the most. Women in hetero double profession family units are multiple and are more likely than their spouse to have essential obligation regarding childcare, where single working moms bear a significantly greater amount of childcare load. In addition to this, women in Pakistan are more likely than men to take days off from work to care for a sick child, even though over half of them are not paid for that time.
Remote working presents extra difficulties for women who are regularly neglected, hindered or overlooked in meetings.
At the point when you work online, transparency is compromised. You no longer have the opportunity to proceed to check with your colleagues, discuss the projects over short tea breaks
Working from home is challenging for women. The office work environment gives confidence and acknowledgment to women, which is rewarding and motivating. When they work from home, they have to function on their intrinsic motivation.
Unemployment has hit women harder than men. Over a quarter of women have been terminated or suspended from their occupations in different sectors.
Despite the fact that more organizations are permitting employees to work online, it is difficult for parents to direct and screen the training of their kids while proceeding to be beneficial at their employments. What's more is that it's much additionally trying for parents who have employments that can't be performed remotely and who can't manage alternative care arrangements.
We need to consider how to create a blend of work and child rearing that works, since children matter too. Their psychological wellness matters and their need of help and action, planning and even just consideration is significant for their own wellbeing and improvement.
It is imperative to find out about different approaches to maintain a strategic distance from interruption when working at home since it makes an undeniably huger test than most office laborers accept.
These are extraordinary and testing times for everybody, and difficulties faced by organizations and people are overwhelming. School terminations will without a doubt hit lower-pay and industrial specialists the hardest, and we have to see solid activity from governments and organizations to facilitate the agony.

Saturday 22 August 2020



Dr Humayoon Shafique Satti completed his PhD in Biochemistry in 2017. Then he advanced his career into academics and got appointed as Assistant Professor at National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) in August 2018.

Prior to this he served as Scientific Officer at Armed Forces Bone Marrow Transplant Centre, Rawalpindi for 9 years, where he established a state of the art stem cell research laboratory capable of clinical scale expansion and storage of stem cells for therapeutic purposes.

He worked at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) as visiting Academic, where he was engaged in two research domains. One was studying genetics of hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (HEDS), using big data analytics and machine learning tools. This project was sponsored by international EDS society, based in USA. The other project was involved in use of CRISPR-cas9, a latest gene editing technology, to study neuronal developmental disorders.

Dr Humayoon Shafique Satti co-authored 18 publications in international journals and received a research grant of 7.7 million, as a co-investigator, from higher education commision (HEC) of Pakistan.

His research interests are Stem Cell Biology, Regenerative medicine and Molecular mechanisms of genetic disorders.

Dr Satti studied at University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Tubingen University, Germany and Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.

Saturday 25 July 2020


Dr Muhammad Gulzaid Satti was born in a hilly village of Kotli Sattian in Rawalpindi district, who came from a very modest background. He was a brilliant and an extremely motivated student, who also took part in extracurricular activities. He was an excellent player of volleyball. However this phase in his life was short lived as he had to leave his studies due to financial circumstances. Later he completed the required courses and joined the Education department as a teacher. His extremely motivated personality meant that he always persevered. Throughout his career he continued with higher studies.

He received his PhD in Human Resource Management (HRM) from Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, MPhil in Education, Masters in Education Planning and Management, Masters in Arabic, Masters in Islamic Studies, M.Ed and TEFL from University of Punjab, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, AIOU and NUML.

He served as a Regional and Course Coordinator of AIOU for over 20 years, and conducted hundreds of teacher training workshops and events. He also served as a principal of Government Madrasa Millia Islamia High School, Rawalpindi.

People describe him as “a born scholar and an influential personality. From academic to professional and social life he proved himself a leader.”

He passed away on 15th November 2013. May Allah grant him the highest rank in Jannah, Ameen.

Tuesday 21 July 2020


An open competition will be held requiring the participants to submit documentaries on tourism potential of Kotli Sattian.
Sponsored by ISLAMABAD TEA
Under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner Kotli Sattian
The top three documentaries will be awarded following prizes.
  • First Prize Rs. 100,000
  • Second Prize Rs. 75,000
  • Third Prize Rs. 50,000
■ In addition to the three prizes, gift hampers will be given to next 25 documentaries
■ Documentary should be about the beauty of Kotli Sattian to promote tourism. No irrelevant material should be included.
■ Last date for submission of documentary is 10 August 2020
■ Duration should be between 3 - 5 minutes
■ Documentary should be submitted by USB or CD at MC office Kotli Sattian
■ Must include your name & NIC
■ For further information contact on 03144546456

Saturday 18 July 2020

Brigadier (R) Javed Ahmed Satti - (Recipient of Pride of Performance Award)

On 17th July 2020, during the prime minister’s visit to Panjar, Kahuta for tree plantation drive, prime minister Imran Khan praised Brigadier (R) Javed Ahmed Satti for his contribution towards education and environment protection.

Brigadier (R) Javed Ahmed Satti received The Pride of Performance Award, on 23 March 2018.

Brigadier Satti was born in a hilly village of Kahuta hills in Rawalpindi district, who came from a very modest background. He was assisted in his education by Lt. Commander Muhammad Azeem Satti, his cousin and an officer from Pakistan Navy, which enabled him to secure commission in the Army. He was a brilliant officer who, besides being talented, extremely motivated, such was the tenor with which he served till his retirement as a Brigadier. He was convinced that access to education made the difference to his life, he decided to repay the debt.
After his retirement, Brig Javed Satti established Al-Azeem Trust with the aim of imparting quality education to deprived children of backward areas so as to enable them to realise their talent, both for livelihood generation and for being socially responsible.
Brigadier Javed Satti, along with his wife, started the first school of Al-Azeem Trust in their village, Behand, Tehsil Kahuta, District Rawalpindi, in April 2002. The Programme aims at grooming talented children up to the time they are able to generate their livelihoods, whether it involves supporting their higher professional studies or exposing them to vocational training. The Children of parents who cannot afford the tuition fees are admitted. Yet, an excellent quality of education is maintained, for which teachers are trained. They display exceptional commitment, are well paid and the academic standards are strictly monitored.
The Al-Azeem School System is dedicated to quality education and brick and mortar figures out as the lesser priority. Education in the English medium is provided at the door steps and beneficiaries pay for the tuition consistent with their capacities. The marginalised access free education.
As part of its social responsibility, Al-Azeem School System has over the years concertedly contributed in restoring the local forests. These efforts range from community based awareness raising, provision of watch and ward services and re-plantation of trees during monsoons. There is evidence of the pine and tree cover gradually reviving in the region and near denial of space for the timber mafias. An effective communities’ driven model is created which may be studied for wider replication. Environmental awareness can be gauged by the fact that even the local streams are cleaner from our standards.

Volunteerism more than anything else reflects social mobility in a society and fosters a sentiment of self-reliance. It is evident from the wider communities’ support for the Al-Azeem School System which includes activities like maintaining the road access to the schools, providing watch and ward functions and diverse services. The School System is being aptly supported by so many voluntary contributions.
Much stress is laid on character building or ‘Tarbiyat’ and in developing leadership traits, while recognising that solid character base must underpin educational pursuits. Moreover, national leadership must have a fair share from deprived regions for introducing equity in nation building.
An unswerving commitment to the future of the younger generation through quality education has welded together a sustainable bond between the beneficiary communities and the Al-Azeem School System. A situation where everyone stands to gain.
The Azeem Public School System has set high standards for teachers and students. Competent teachers are hired and are paid competitive salaries. Students are exposed to challenging curricula that provides a strong foundation of math and science, and instills confidence in them.
Over the past decade, the dedicated educational service provided by the Al-Azeem Trust has raised the standard of primary education in the villages surrounding Kahuta. In future, Al-Azeem Trust plans to build institutions of higher learning to help their students pursue college education after they complete their secondary and higher secondary education.
The Al-Azeem School System is an outcome of labour of love of a son of the soil who rose in his professional pursuits and chose to pay back.
The model of Azeem Public School System needs to be emulated all over Pakistan to create level playing fields for the poor children. Kudos to Azeem Public School System for illuminating the lives of the poor children with the flames of educational discovery and curiosity.

Thursday 2 July 2020


Air Commodore (R) Tabarak Satti (Sitara-e-Imtiaz), passed away yesterday in Rawalpindi. May Allah elevate his ranks in Jannah. Ameen.

Sunday 21 June 2020


Two security forces personnel identified as Captain Muhammad Sabih Abrar and Sepoy Naveed Akhtar Satti, embraced martyrdom as terrorists attacked a patrolling team near the South and North Waziristan boundary on Sunday (21 June 2020). Both soldiers hailed from Kahuta Tehsil of Rawalpindi district.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), terrorists fired at the security forces’s patrolling party five kilometres south east of Ghariom, near the North Waziristan district and South Waziristan district boundary.

The two soldiers were martyred in exchange of fire, whereas two other soldiers sustained injuries. A terrorist was also killed in the encounter, the ISPR stated.

The security forces later conducted an operation and cleared a terrorist compound.


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