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In 1895 after the British conquered Swat, Dir, Chitral, Bajawar and Malakand, a collective force was established as the Swat Levies, which included therein the Dir Levies, Chitral Border Police and Malakand Levies. Maj. A.H. Dean who was the first Political Agent of Malakand was assigned the task to command the Swat Levies. The force would have to take care of Swat, Dir, Chitral and Malakand areas. In the first batch, a total of 192 personnel were recruited as sepoys. The first Jamadar of the Swat Levies was Mohammad Akram Khan son of Said Anwar Khan of Timergara, Dir District.

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