Saturday, November 30, 2013
Army Commond Stick Is Called "Malaka Stick"
The symbolic stick used during the tranfer of army commond is called 'Malaka Stick' which is made up of cane imported from Singapore. The commond stick intoduced by Britishers during their Pak-India rule has become a tradition now in Pak army. This stick is given to every one-star general. If it is broken, its importance is not affected, however, other one is not issued. It is also called batoon, it is symbolic sign of tranfering of the charge of any office, and it is handed over to the officer posted on the post by the relinquishing officer. Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has handed over the Malaka Stick to Gen Raheel Sharif with which responsibilitis of army commond have also been handed over to him on Friday.