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Dir power protesters demand abolishing FIR against power protesters


F.P. Report

TIMERGARA:  Residents of Osakai, Chekho and Teeso in Adenzai tehsil here on Friday staged a protest rally against power outage and low voltage in front of the Chakdara press club and chanted slogans against the authorities of Pesco for their failure to ensure smooth power supply.

The protesters also chanted slogans against the local administration and police for registering an FIR against the village council nazim Amir Afzal, general councilor Nawab Khan, Sahibullah and Taj Khan for their protest against Pesco the other day. They blocked the Timergara Peshawar road for some time.

Later on speaking at a news conference Amir Afzal, Razi Khan and others said that Pesco officials always stopped power supply to their villages illegally in order to manage overloading. They said the illegal stoppage of electricity had caused acute shortage of drinking water at homes, markets and mosques in the area. They demanded of the Lower dir administration and police high ups to abolish all FIRs lodged against local government representatives who had led power protesters. They also demanded immediate end to prolonged power outage and threatened the people would block the road again if their demands were not met.

Also in the day the PPP naib nazim village council Muhammad Hussain told local journalist that two feeders of the Saddo grid station were overloaded due to which people of Shekolai were facing unscheduled power outage. He demanded separate feeder for his village, saying the grid had the capacity to afford another feeder.

Similarly the PPP district councilor and party spokesman in Lower Dir Alam Zeb complained the Tehsil Municipal Administration Timergara had failed to provide clean drinking water to local population. Talking to local journalists he said the residents of Shangi Payeen, Bala, Naway Kalay, Mian Banda, Hawa Dherai, Chargorai and Koz Kalay were utilizing contaminated water. He said the pipelines of these villages had rusted while drain water stood around the tube wells supplying water to the locality near the Timergara press club. He said that insects had been seen in the water consumed by local people but the TMA had been doing nothing to tackle the problem.




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60 held with arms, drugs in Kohat

KOHAT (INP): The police arrested 60 outlaws including arms, drugs smugglers and recovered cache of arms and drugs during separate actions here on Friday.

The police on a tip-off started snap checking of vehicles at Gulshanabad police check post in Kohat. During search of a suspected Suzuki van coming from Dara Adam Khal, arms including a Kalashnikov, one M-16 gun, two pistols and 2620 rounds were recovered. Inter-district smuggler Faheem Khan was arrested.

The police during search operations in different areas of Kohat arrested 57 outlaws and recovered one Kalashnikov, to rifles, six pistols, hundreds of rounds and three kilogram hashish from their possession.

Motorcycle rider brother and sister identified as Shakeela Bibi and Rasool Zaman were arrested after recovery of 14 kilogram high quality hashish worth millions of rupees during search near Janana Mills More. The detainees stated to be hailing from district Tank were stated to be members of inter-district drugs smuggler gang.

The police confiscated the recovered arms and drugs and the detainees were being interrogated after registering cases against them at concerned police stations.

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17-year-old raped on panchayat’s orders in Muzaffarabad

MULTAN (NNI): Police have arrested 12 people from Muzaffarabad after receiving a complaint that a 17-year-old girl was raped on the orders of a local panchayat.

According to police, Umer, resident of Basti Rajapur allegedly raped 13-year-old Uzma and her family turned to the local panchayat to resolve the matter. The panchayat then ordered that Umer’s 17-year-old sister Hafza should be raped by Uzma’s brother Ashfaq.

After Ashfaq reportedly followed the order, members of both families registered a case against the panchayat at the women’s police station. Muzaffarabad police then arrested 12 people including the panchayat’s head.

Police said initial investigations have revealed that Umar and Uzma were in a relationship and wanted to get married, but her family was against it and accused Umar of raping her, which led to the whole sordid affair.

Further investigation is underway and raids are being conducted to make more arrests.

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FIA arrest an illegal money dealer in Attock

ATTOCK (INP): Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Saturday claimed to have arrested a suspected dealer of illegal money exchange and money laundering and seized huge amount of foreign currency from his possession.

According to FIA sources, the FIA Corporate Crime Circle personnel took action against dealers of illegal money exchange in Attock and arrested an accused named Naseer Ahmed who involved illegal business of hundi/hawala.

He was sending money abroad without taking permission from State Bank of Pakistan.

FIA confiscated Saudi Riyal of more than 14,000, over 5,800 Dirhams and 1,000 US dollars from his possession. FIA authorities after registering a case of money laundering against the accused shifted him to unknown place for further investigations.

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Four dead, six injured as oil tanker hits pickup in DI Khan

D I KHAN (INP): At least four people died and six others were injured when an over speeding oil tanker hit a pickup here on Wednesday.

Police said that the accident took place near Chowk Waziristan locality of Dera Ismail Khan where recklessly driven oil tanked collided with a pickup.

Four people died on the spot in the accident while six others were seriously injured as the pickup was adversely damaged in the accident. The bodies and injured were shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The police impounded both vehicles and after registering a case into the incident have started efforts for oil tanker driver at large.

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Two dead, 8 injured in Jamshoro road mishap

JAMSHORO (INP): At least two people died and eight others were injured in multiple collision of vehicles here on Wednesday.

Police said that three over speeding vehicles collided with each other near Loni Kot area of Jamshoro.

Two people died on the spot in the accident while eight others were injured and rushed to hospital for treatment where condition of some was stated to be critical.

The police impounded all the three vehicles and after registering a case into the incident started an investigation.

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5,200kg unhygienic meat seized in Multan

MULTAN (NNI): Authorities in Multan have launched a crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses and confiscated 5,200 kilogrammes of unhygienic meat.

The move came on the directives of Deputy Commissioner Multan Nadir Chatha in which four people were arrested and seven meat shops sealed.

The crackdown against illegal slaughter of animals in the walled city (Hano ka Chaja) and Awan Pura areas of the city was carried out by Multan Municipal Corporation Chief Officer Ahmed Khan Watoo, Deputy Director Tahir, Dr Mehtab, Dr Usman, Dr Jawad, Dr Fahad of the Livestock Department, the Civil Defence staff and DSP Mustafa Pehwar.