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JI chief vows to continue struggle for corruption free state

F.P. Report

CHITRAL: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Siraj ul Haq on Monday said that the party’s struggle to make the country a corruption-free state would continue until the goal is achieved.

Addressing a public gathering in the border town of Drosh, some 45-kilometres from here, the JI chief said that his party’s endeavors are a mafia, ruling the country for last seven decades, rather than Sharif family.

“Our party has prepared a list of as many as 6,000 corrupt figures including politicians and bureaucrats,” he said, adding that the menace of corruption would be rooted out from the country if action is taken against them.

On General Elections 2018, Haq said his party would form an alliance with the religious-political parties across the country.

“The grievances of Chitrali people over lack of infrastructure and other development schemes would only be addressed through adequate representation in the assemblies,” Haq remarked.

Later, former Member National Assembly Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali addressed the gathering.

Laying emphasis on development projects, the former MNA urged the government to resume Arando road construction project.

“The unfinished road has significant importance for multiple reasons,” he opined, adding the completion of the unfinished project would benefit the security agencies from a security point of view.

He further said that the government should resume the construction work which was once undertaken by Frontier Works Organization (FWO) and left incomplete in 2013.

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Panama case has weakened federal govt: Khuhro

LARKANA (PPI): Sindh Minister for Food Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that Nawaz Sharif is not an accused now but he has become a culprit as he has failed to clear himself during last one and half year.

He said: “If PML-Nawaz appointed disqualified person as its party chief then such law can also be challenged in the court. Khuhro advised PML-Nawaz to also look into the moral factors while appointing new party head.

He said Panama case had weakened the federal government and was why issue of Rangers deployment surfaced in accountability court today (Monday). He said Rangers could only be called by the judge through interior ministry and if it had not been done, then it meant our institutions were not yet independent.

He said interior minister also said that he did not called rangers that was why it should be known how they arrived. Khuhro was talking to journalists at local press club here .

PPP provincial chief said that demand of early elections by Imran Khan was disgrace of the people’s mandate and until & unless advice of the prime minister was not received, assemblies could not be dissolved.

Khuhro said those who were supporting Khan had now taken off their hands and now only failure was written in his fate. Khuhro said that there was no chance of martial law in the country, adding PPP believed in democracy and we remained successful in the elections in the past and will contest again solely.

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One killed, two injured in Swat blast

F.P. Report

MINGORA: At least one person was killed and two others were injured in a blast in Swat on Monday.

As per the initial reports the blast was occurred in the rugged area of the Swat valley and the rescue worker were finding it difficult to shift the injured persons to the hospitals.

However, the intensity and nature of the blast are still unknown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RPO shows satisfaction over security arrangements

Hafiz Muhammad Aziz-ur-Rehman

HAFIZABAD: Regional Police Officer Dr. Sultan Ahmad Taimoori and Commissioner Gujranwala Capt. (R) Muhammad Asif have expressed their satisfaction over the foolproof security arrangements made by the district administration on the eve of Ashura-i- Muharram to ensure peace in the district.

Both the Officers reviewed the arrangements made by the police to prevent any untoward incident in the District.

The Acting DC and DPO told them that 1300 security personnel besides four teams of Elite Force and large number of Police Qoumi Razzakars are being deputed to ensure peaceful atmosphere in the district. They further told them that on ninth and tenth Muharram- ul- Haram,64 Alam, Zuljinnah and Tazia processions would be taken out from different places in Hafizabad, Pindi Bhattian and other towns and 160 CCTV cameras are being installed for strict  monitoring of the Majalis and processions.

Moreover, two control rooms have been established in Hafizabad and Pindi Bhattian.

Meanwhile, pillion riding and perching atop the buildings en route the processions and places of majalis have been prohibited Under Section 144 Cr.P.C. Besides, strict pickets have been established to search all the vehicles in the entry points of the district. In addition to this, all the streets and roads leading to places of Majalis are being blocked by parking big trollies and barbed wires in the evening since the start of this month.

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Two killed, four injured in different firing incidents

Ghulam Mursalin Marwat

LAKKI MARWAT:  Two people were killed and four others including two passersby sustained bullet wounds in separate firing incidents, said police on Saturday.

They said that the first shooting incident occurred in Pezu city in the limits of Shaheed Haibat Ali Khan of Darra Pezu town. They said that Himayatullah was in Pezu bazaar when his rival Yousaf Khan armed with weapons came there and opened fire on him over enmity.

Resultantly, Himayatullah died instantly while two passersby including Mumtaz Khan a resident of Gul Imam (Tank) and Noor Muhammad of Warghar Pezu were injured in the attack. The wounded men were taken to a nearby hospital.

The killer escaped after the incident but local police gave him a chase and overpowered him in the mountainous area after brief exchange of firing. Police said that they seized a repeater gun, a pistol and bullets from the arrested man and registered a case against him.

Separately, a man was killed and two others sustained bullet wounds in an armed attack in Naurang town.

Police said that an auto rickshaw driver Mir Dar Ali Shah was on way to Naurang bazaar in a three wheeler when he came under attack by his rivals on FTM road.  They said that the rickshaw’s driver received several bullets and killed on the spot while the attackers riding a bike made good escape.

Two passengers sitting in the three wheeler vehicle also received bullet injuries and were shifted to a local hospital in Naurang town. According to local police, a domestic dispute is behind the occurrence of murder incident.

They said that they registered a case against the attackers including Rafidullah and Taj Ali residents of Bannu on the compliant of deceased Mir Dar Ali’s brother Ismail Shah in Shaheed Asmatullah Khan Khattak police station and began investigation.

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Disgruntled PTI activists in Maidan join PPP

F.P. Report

TIMERGARA:  Disappointed of the Pakistan Tehrek Insaf policies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and its leg pulling politics in Dir, several activists in Bishgram Maidan here on Saturday announced to quit the party and join the Pakistan People Party.

A function in this regard was held at the residence of one Muhammad Hazrat in Takht Bihgram village during which the PTI activists including Muhammad Hazrat, Dawa Khan, Samiullah, Ihsanullah, Inam Khan, Ismail Khan and others announced to join the PPP along with their families and friends.

The PPP Malakand divisional vice president and former MPA Muhammad Zamin Khan while addressing the function said both the PTI and Jamaat-i-Islami had badly failed to fulfil their pledges and implement their election manifestoes. He said the people had voted to the PTI for its call claim of bringing changes in politics.

The PPP former lawmaker said there had been no development project in his PK 96 constituency in Maidan. “The KP government should have announced special development package for Maidan as it was the worst affected area of militancy in the near past,” Muhammad Zamin said, adding the majority of people in Maidan voted to the PTI candidates in general election 2013 and LG election 2015.

He said now the PTI voters were disappointed and they were joining other parties including the PPP. He promised to ensure gas supply to Bishgram area of Maidan if he was elected as MPA in 2018 general election. He said the previous government had initiated several development projects in his PK-96 constituency on which the JI lawmaker from the area had been fixing his own sign boards.

The PPP leader said his party would win majority of seats in Dir in next election and would form coalition government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The PTI disgruntled workers Muhammad Hazrat and Dawa Khan while speaking on the occasion alleged that the PTI leadership in the province had been following failed policies. They said the claims of changes in police, education and health were mere media hype and there was nothing on the ground. They said that they would convince other PTI workers soon to join the PPP.

Also in the day the PPP Lower Dir chapter inaugurated its party office at Chakdara where former provincial minister Mehmood Zeb Khan was chief guest on the occasion. The function in this regard was attended by PPP Lower dir general secretary Ashfaq ur Rehman, information secretary Alam Zeb, former minister of state Malik Azmat Khan, Khurshid Ali Khan, Qaisar Ali Khan, Bakhtiar Khan and others.

The PPP leaders on the occasion pledged to end internal differences and contest the next elections united so that it could gain its past glory in the area. s

DPO Kul-i-Katcheri: The Lower Dir police department arranged an open ‘kutcheri’ at the Zaimdara Maidan police station the other day which was attended by local government representatives and area elders. The district police officer Nowsher Khan chaired the event which was also attended by DSP circle Sher Wali Khan, Lower Dir traffic in-charge Shad Muhammad, SHO Zaimdara Wazir Zada and other police officials.

Speaking on the occasion local government representatives from the area, nazim Haidar Ali, councillor Arshad Ali, councillor Ahmad Shah, village chairman Subhanullah and area elders demanded role of dispute resolution council (DRC) in resolving a decades’ old dispute of hilly area, deployment of traffic police at Ziamdara bazaar, permission of bringing fuel wood from nearby forest and police beats at night.

The DPO directed police officers on the spot to take practical steps regarding the demands. He said that it was the sole responsibility of police and civil administration to maintain peace and order in society. The DPO said that police needed public support for fulfilling that duty. He asked local elders and political activists to cooperate with police department in curbing lawlessness and ending crimes. He said there would be no compromise on challenging government writ and disturbing peace in the area.

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JUI-F setup body to consult on Election Alliance with different parties

F.P. Report

MALAKAND: Central Leader and Senator JUI-F Mualana Atta-ur-Rehman on Saturday said that the alliance of JUI-F with PML-N for NA-120 and NA-4 was actually based on current prevailing situation and dispelled the impression that JUI-F decided any alliance with any of the political party for election in 2018.

Talking to media men at Hujra Faqir Baz Khan in Sakhakot, Senator JUI-F Mualana Atta-ur-Rehman said that they have constituted a committee to consult all parties including religious parties before finalizing any political alliance for the coming election.

He said JUI-F with its broader political vision got importance among the people and that the why every political party eyeing on JUI-F for election alliance in 2018 election. He said it was surprising that PTI thinks for the betterment of Ulemas and announced to give salaries to the Khateeb of Masajids.

“It was a bit surprise from where PTI got the money to give to all Khateeb of Masajids,” he questioned. He alleged that PTI first leveled allegation against political and religious leaders of various parties and then asked for alliance to bring joint opposition leader.

He suggested Shah Mehmood Qurashi to make things in order in your own party before asking for vote for the election of opposition leaders. He asked Shah Mehmood Qurashi to tell how many MNA are with you and supporting you for the post of opposition leader.

He dispelled the impression that JUI-F has decided to go with any of the party in alliance for the forthcoming general election. He said there is no difference in JUI-F rank and it would take the decision when the committee complete their work of consultation with all political parties including religious parties.

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PTI to Challenge Election Bill 2017 in Court: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

F.P. Report

MULTAN: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that they would challenge the Election Bill 2017 in the court.

Qureshi said they will challenge the amendment in the court, through which a disqualified prime minister could hold a post or lead any political party.

While talking to media in Multan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that they will contact other political parties to change the leader of the opposition in National Assembly after Muharram.

He lashed out at Khawaja Asif and demanded of the government to remove Asif from the ministry over controversial remarks in New York.

Qureshi hoped that Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman will support PTI in their move to change the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly. Free and fair elections in 2018 is their major demand, Qureshi added.

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Crimes’ rise is the result of weak justice system, says Siraj ul Haq

F.P. Report

TIMERGARA: Jamaat-i-Islami chief and senator Siraj ul Haq has said that heinous crimes like killings, robberies and corruption were rising in the country due to inefficient law and justice system while the complainants were not getting justice in decades.

He was addressing a condolence reference at the hujra of late malik Hasham Khan at Ouch here on Friday. Malik Hasham Khan, a former MPA and leader of the JUI-F was gunned down by unknown assailants along with his uncle Malik Ajab Khan and friend Bakht Zarin at Tazagram on Sep, 14.

The JI chief was accompanied by MNA Sahibzada Yaqub Khan, JI Adenzai emir Rahi Shah, district naib nazim Abdul Rasheed, former MPA Dr Zakirullah Khan, former tehsil nazim Syed Sultanat Yar, retired assistant commissioner Shakirullah Khan and president Al-Khidmat Foundation Dir Fazal Mehmood. The JI chief Siraj ul Haq spent a busy day in Adenzai Lower Dir in offering condolences on the demise of influential people. He along with party other leaders also visited the residences of late Malik Ajab Khan, Bakht Zarin, Lateef Ahmad, Nasir ud Din at Ouch and Anwar Zeb at Osakai and offered fateha for the departed soul.

Addressing the gathering at Ouch Mr Haq condemned the killings of Malik Hasham Khan and his aides and said all the three were aged persons and their killing was not right morally, culturally and legally.

He said the criminals had been taking advantage of the weakest law of justice as they got bail and wondered openly after committing crimes. He said the JI had been struggling hard to change the justice system and implement the law where no was considered above the law. He said the countrymen were fed up of the system where the complainants visited courts and ‘kutcheries’ for decades to get justice. The JI chief said he had sympathies with all the aggrieved families.

Later talking with local journalists the JI chief said that his party was not influenced by its coalition partner the PTI. He said that changing the opposition leader in the national assembly was the wish of the PTI and the JI had not yet decided regarding it. “Making alliance with the MQM regarding replacing the opposition leader is the personal decision of the PTI and we have nothing with it,” Siraj ul Haq said, adding neither the JI was answerable to someone else nor could it be forced.

He said that corruption had become the biggest menace after terrorism in the country and billions of rupees had been plundered by the elite class. He said the JI wanted accountability of all politicians, judges, generals and bureaucrats who had been involved in corruption cases. Regarding the performance of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government the JI chief said he was personally appreciating its good things but condemned the wrong doings too.

He said the nation needed honest and clean leadership which could steer the country out of the current turmoil.

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West trying to impose their culture on Muslims: Mualana Gul Naseeb

F.P. Report

TIMERGARA: The Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl provincial chief and former senator Maulana Gul Naseeb Khan has said the western powers were attacking Muslim society in order to bring changes in it according to their civilization.

He was addressing a workers’ convention arranged by the Jamiat Tulba Islam (JTI) at Nasafa Talash.

The JUI-F deputy chief senator Atta ur Rehman, Lower Dir Amir Maulana Zahid Khan, information secretary Mufti Khalid Mehmood, Haji Aminullah and others also spoke on the occasion.

Maulana Gul Naseeb said that under a planned conspiracy vulgarity was being spread in Pakistani society. He said the world powers wanted to take the new generation away from Islam and Islamic culture. He said that students and youth of Pakistan were being taught wrong history. The JUI-F leader said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had planned to take control of the mosques and seminaries by recruiting paid prayers’ leaders but his party would not let it do so.

He said the mosques and seminaries were the fort of Islam and religious people would never allow someone to disturb them. He said the students of religious seminaries had been playing pivotal role in defending the state sovereignty and integrity.

The speakers asked students to gain religious and contemporary knowledge of science and technology as both were necessary for them.