National Guard of Pakistan
|Pakistan National Guard|
|Branch||Paramilitary forces of Pakistan|
|Role||Law enforcement/Border patrol|
|Part of||Pakistan Army|
The 185,000-member National Guard (Urdu: قومیمحافظ), is a paramilitary force comprising the Mujahid Force and the Janbaz Force, a locally recruited militia mainly charged with air defense, and two programs similar to the United States Reserve Officers Training Corps, the National Cadet Corps and the Women's Guard. The Women's Guard, unlike the National Cadet Corps, included individuals trained in nursing, welfare, and clerical work. There were also some women in the Janbaz Force, and a very small number of women were recruited into the regular service in limited numbers to perform medical and educational work. The National Cadet Corps was disbanded 14 years ago.
The National Guard contains the following combatant organizations:
- Mujahid Force of 60,000, organized in battalions, some with light air defence capability. Some units are deployed in Azad Kashmir and few Units are serving in Cantt Area as well.
- Janbaz Force of 100,000, whose members are intended to serve close to their home districts.
- National Cadet Corps, Junior Brigade give training in schools and colleges. Junior Brigade provide elementary training and enthusiastic reinforcements for rear area units.
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