Lieutenant Colonel Anwar
60 Baloch Regiment, Swat Scouts
Lt Col Anwar Abbas Butt was a simple, loyal, honest, hardworking and obedient officer. His conduct and behaviour was exemplary. He had a natural respect for his colleagues and seniors. He was a good team worker and took pleasures in doing difficult tasks.
He was born in Gujrat on February 6, 1971. He did his matriculation from the Public High School, No-1, Gujrat, in 1987. After matriculation, he joined the Junior Cadet Academy (Pakistan Military Academy) in 1989. After doing FSc and BSc, he passed out from the Pakistan Military Academy in 1992 and joined the historic Baloch Regiment. He got commission in the 60th Baloch Regiment in 1992. During his military service, he also served in Sierra Leone from 2004 to 2005.
Lieutenant Colonel Anwar Abbas, was deputed in Hangu for two years. He carried out dozens of operations against the militants in Hangu and was than transferred to Orakzai Agency. Clashes erupted in a sudden spurt of violence in Orakzai Agency when militants from the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attacked the camp of security forces in Kalaya, Shna checkpoint, and bunkers of the forces in the Ferozkhel area.
The militants staged a simultaneous attack on the three positions of security forces and occupied the Shna post. However, security forces, led by brave operational commander Lieutenant Colonel Anwar Abbas Butt, wrested the control of Shna post from the militants and in the pitched battle he, along with four other personnel,embraced martyrdom.
Lieutenant Colonel Anwar Abbas Butt alongwith, Lance Naik Ahmadullah and Frontier Corps personnel, Taj Khan, Ubaid and Rabat Khan, fought bravely and recaptured the post before embracing martyrdom