Levies Force Zhob Jobs 12 April 2019, Sipahi, Stenographer, Wireless Operator & Mechanic
Balochistan Levies is a paramilitary gendarmerie in the Pakistani province of Balochistan. It operates as one of two primary law enforcement agencies tasked with maintaining law and order in the province.
The levies force has jurisdiction in most districts of Balochistan. The force has its origins back in the days of the British Raj, and has continued to function for over a century. It is headed by a director-general and is mostly constituted by local security personnel, including Baloch and Pashtun officers. During the regime of Pervez Musharraf, the Balochistan Levies had been disbanded and merged into the provincial police force. It was restored in 2010.
Areas which are manned by and are under the control of the Levies are called “B-Areas” which constitute around 90% of the total area of Balochistan while those under the control of the Balochistan Police are dubbed “A-Areas” i.e around 10%. The levies have been praised for their efficiency and reliability compared to the police force; this is attributed to the fact that it predominantly consists of local officers who are familiar with and well accustomed to the political and law and order landscape of Balochistan, thus fulfilling the concept of community policing, whereas the police force predominantly consists of non-locals.