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HMC Administration fails to identify officials in fake doctor case

Wisal Yousafzai

PESHAWAR: Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar Administration has completed inquiry report against the fake doctor and decides to check the record of doctors and the entire staff of the hospital but no one were made responsible for such a huge crime to play with the lives of innocent people in the hospital.

After the news wire on social media that a fake doctor Qudrat Ullah was performing duty in Medical A ward of the hospital for the last two years the administration of the hospital and dean compel to clear the issue after two days.

Talking to Media in a press conference on Friday here at HMC hospital Medical Director of HMC Professor Dr. Shahzad Akbar said that inquiry against the fake doctor has been completed and accepted that Dean Doctor Noor Wazir has provide chance of practice to fake doctor Qudrat Ullah.

He further added that Dean Noor Wazir without observation of the documents of the fake doctor provide chance to made practice in the hospital to the fake doctor , adding that the fake doctor was not provide permission in written for practice in the hospital and to check up patients in the hospital.

He further informed that the patients was very cleaver and he was study medical books and neither was his name included in trainee medical officer list of the hospital and neither his name was in list of the record of the hospital, adding and denied that he was not provided hostel facility from the administration of the hospital.

Shahzad Akbar said that the inquiry committee of the hospital take views of all the doctors and other staff of Medial A ward of the hospital and all of them were agreed that the fake doctor was not performing any subscription to the patients and he has no role in the treatment of the patients, he claim.

He further said that some two month before the fake doctor has scuffle with other doctor and the hospital administration has warned the fake doctor and inquired about his documents’ but he was fail to present his documents’ and the administration has stopped the fake doctors to further continue his work in the hospital.

He claims that on the recommendation of the dean the fake doctors has lodged FIR while the dean has also give warning for such a serious issue and negligence to be careful in the future.

” It has been decided that the administration of the hospital will check the documents’ of all doctors , paramedics and nurses staff of the hospital and if anyone documents’ was made fake he or she will face serious action”, Shahzad Akbar added.

He added that the administration of the hospital will also check the hostel and if anyone was found outsider then serious action will be taken against the concern doctors.

on a question he reply that all staff of the hospital will hold their badges and if anyone was found fake then the hospital will take serious action.

On another question asked from HD that how this inquiry committee is independent that the dean and associate dean is part of the committee , HD said that he was trust on the members of the committee and no one will raise finger against anyone member of the committee.

He added and claims that the committee not saves the dean and the committee work independently without any pressure, adding that all the doctors and in-charge of the wards has been directed that without hospital director permission no one would be allowed the permission of observer ship.

He informed that the hospital administration made strict SOPs for the staff which will be made in practice, adding that for the last three months around 11 people have been arrested involve in different criminal activities in the hospital.



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PPP questions MML canvass in NA-04, asks ECP for action

Farid Shinwari

PESHAWAR: Raising legal questions over electioneering by unregistered Milli Muslim League (MML), the Pakistan Peoples Party asked Election Commission of Pakistan to take stringent action against the party, backed by banned terrorist outfits, for distributing money among voters a head of by-polls in NA-04 Peshawar.

It is worth mentioning here that ECP had earlier rejected MML, s application for party’s registration after Interior Ministry had asked in a letter from ECP to ban the political party because it had ties with proscribed militants’ outfits.

Accusing the banned radical outfit for not being registered with ECP, PPP central and provincial leaders including Senator Robina Khalid, Nighat Orakzai MPA, Gohar Inqilabi and others, during a news conference on Friday at Peshawar Press Club, said that it (MML) was actively running the election campaign in constituency. They blamed the MML party for resorting

The provincial information secretary of Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarian senator Robina Khalid demanded of the Election commission of Pakistan to take notice of gross violation of election commission code of conduct in the NA-4 by-election campaign and predicted that PPP candidate Asad Gulzar Khan would clinch fisting success in the By -Poll.

PPP leaders pointed out that PTI national and provincial legislators are clearly violating the rules of election commission by initiating development schemes before heydays of by-elections in constituency. Regarding Provincial Ministers and Advisors including Shah Farman, Fazl-e-Elahi, Ishtiaq Urmar and others, they clearly said they were involved in pre-poll rigging by participating in election drive in the constituency.

Accusing Federal Advisor to Prime Minister, Ameer Muqam, they said he (Muqam) was also involved in initiating development schemes in form of awarding power transformers to people along with installing gas pipelines in NA-04 constituency. However, both ruling parties in center and province are using illegally all available resources to influence the by-poll in the area, they informed.

Chairman PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, will conduct visiting Peshawar on Sunday to address public meeting at Zagali area as party of electioneering for his party’s aspirant, PPP leaders said and adding their party candidate would clinch the seat. In order to give tough time to opponent parties, they claimed their campaign was underway in full swing in the area.

Lashing out at ruling party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, They stated that PTI had claimed to bring about real change in the province but it severely failed to facilitate masses. Though, PPP will bring change in KP if it came into power in forthcoming general polls in 2018.

PPP leaders eulogized the stance of Election Commission for deploying Army troops on the Election Day and demanded that Election Commission should take notice of the gross violation of code of conduct by the political parties.

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Health Minister asked to take notice of mismanagement at NKB hospital

F.P Report

PESHAWAR: Residents of Peshawar City and Kohat road area has asked Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health Shahram Khan Tarakai to take notice of the mismanagement and lack of relevant staff in Nasirullah Khan Babar hospital (City hospital Kohat road).

The residents of the area told media persons that their patient were mistreated in the hospital due to mismanagement on part of Medical Superintend (MS) and his subordinate paramedical staff. They alleged that a paramedical staff and doctors scuffled with each other when paramedics refused to work in the irrelevant department of the hospital.

They also alleged that children specialists doctors have been appointed in the Orthopaedic department, while Medical Specialists (MOs) were working in the surgical department which they termed incompetence of the respective Medical Superintendent (MS) and negligence on the part of the hospital administration Directorate of Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

They complained that despite having the facility standby power generator in the hospital, patients were being immensely suffered in excessive power outage. Unfortunately, the power generator was not being run due to absence of operator to run the generator and facilitate the patients, they said.

Regarding Medical Superintendent of the hospital, they stated that owing to negligence and incompetency of MS, the patients and attendants with them are faced with troubles and could not be facilitated.

It is pertinent to mention here that poor quality of treatment facilities in the government run hospital in provincial capital Peshawar under the nose of the Directorate of Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where mostly poor patients are visiting in large numbers from far flung areas of provincial metropolitan.

They demanded of the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak, Minister for Health Shahram Khan Taraki, Secretary Health and other high-ups to take notice of the mismanagement and negligence on part of the hospital administration and address the miseries of ailing humanity.

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CM Khattak inaugurates Bus Rapid Transit project in Peshawar

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak on Thursday inaugurated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project, which will be completed over the next six months.

The chief minister performed the groundbreaking of the project, which he said would facilitate 400,000 passengers daily.

Addressing the ceremony on the occasion, he said the Asian Development Bank provided resources for the BRT project, which is estimated to cost Rs48 billion.

“We promised to provide best means of transportation to the people and the project will be completed in six months,” Khattak said, claiming the project is “cheaper than similar projects undertaken by other provinces.”

He said his government has allocated Rs1 billion to compensate citizens affected from the project.

“The project will earn enough to pay back loans,” the chief minister said, lamenting that corruption was widespread and provincial institutions were damaged during past tenures. “We streamlined the institutions.”

He said his party has been transforming Peshawar into a “city of flowers” and bringing the change promised by PTI chief Imran Khan in the province.

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Dengue fever claims two more lives, toll in KP mounts to 58

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: The dengue fever claimed two more lives on Thursday, taking the overall death toll to 58 as the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provincial government and its health departments failed to put up a coordinated response to the expanding epidemic.

According to Dengue Response Unit (DRU) Aafia Bibi, under treatment at Kuwait Teaching Hospital and Lal Badshah being treatment at Mardan Medical Complex expired despite all out efforts of the medics taking the toll due to the epidemic to 58.

The DRU said that 1,873 suspected patients turned up at the hospitals and 481 of them tested positive for the ailment.

About 122 new patients were hospitalized, bringing the number of total admissions to over 400.

Sources said that there is no coordination among line departments, district governments and civic agencies to adopt a holistic approach towards the issue due to which the concerns are growing that situation in other districts such as Mansehra, Haripur, Abbottabad, Buner, and Malakand may go Peshawar’s way.

The major hospitals of the provincial capital which are dealing the majority of the dengue patients, are finding it hard to tackle the situation.

Sources said that dengue patients were being admitted in different wards of the hospital that put at risk the lives of staff and people admitted for treatment of other diseases.

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Adventure tourism gala at Khanpur Lake on Nov 4

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: The Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) is going to organize a unique water sports and adventure tourism gala for the youth with an aim to provide them an opportunity of entertainment and engage them in healthy activities.

Titled as “Beat the Waves”, the spectacular water sports and adventure tourism events will be held simultaneously at the scenic tourist resort Khanpur Lake on November 4. Eighteen different events including jet ski, vek-tube, family boating, zip-lining, shooting archery, volleyball, treasure hunt, instrumental music, rabab mangay, individual boating, hiking and trekking, bonfire, tug-of-war, cuisines and a lot more are features of the gala the youth from across the country, particularly Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will have to participate and enjoy.

Besides other facilities, the TCKP has also arranged the transportation facility for the intending participants and visitors from Peshawar to Khanpur Lake. The vehicles will leave from the Tourist Information Centre located on the premises of Peshawar Museum and return from Khanpur after the end of the event.Minimum age for the participants is 15 years, who can perform in an event.

Those desirous to join the mega gala can register at with a fee of Rs.1500 only for per individual to enjoy the colourful events at the scenic resort.Secretary Sports, Tourism, Archaeology, Museum, Culture and Youth Affairs Department, Muhammad Tariq while chairing a meeting to this effect said that efforts were being to revive cultural, sports and tourism in every nook and corner of the province.

Events in-charge Hassina Shaukat and Managing Director Muhammad Mushtaq Khan also attended the meeting. The secretary asked the events in-charge to organize the upcoming gala in a befitting manner to attract tourists and visitors to Khanpur Lake and other serene places of the province.

Hassina Shaukat said that the TCKP was interested to attract private sector to join the government efforts for the promotion of tourism in the province. She said the upcoming gala is a good example of public and private partnership, where both will organize 18 water sports and adventure tourism events for youth. The official added that the gala would send a positive message to the outer world that peace had been restored and sports and tourism activities were being organized everywhere in the province.


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YDA submitted complaints against fake doctors in HMC

F.P. Report
PESHAWAR: Young Doctors Association submitted an application to the Health Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Secretary against fake doctor performing duty in Hayatabad Medical Complex A Unit Peshawar.
The complaints said and alleged that a person Qudrat Ullah pretending as senior trainee medical officer in Medical A unit of HMC.
The complaints further informed that the culprits already in police custody and did misbehave with a senior doctors of the hospital.
The complaints further added that the person already involved in harassment and other illegal activities with the female doctors and patients in the hospitals.
They said that the fake doctors has references and supporting by high official and was release from the jail, adding and demanding by the YDA through its complaints from the Minister Health , Secretary Health and HMC high official to take  strict action against all those who were supporting the culprits.
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KP govt issues SOPs for districts to facilitate masses

F.P Report

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for provision of better facilities to the people at their door steps and activating district administration of the whole province.

According to these SOPs, the district administration, all departments, and police would solve the problems of people by keeping coordinated liaison with each other. In the directives issued from the office of Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, all the deputy commissioners have been asked to be in constant touch with the people for ensuring timely provision of all government and basic facilities in their respective districts.

They have been directed to hold Khuli Kachehries, establish public complaints cell in their offices, erect telephone/Fax and arrange monitoring system. They have further been directed to take timely action to check hoarding, sale of items injurious to health, eradication of adulteration and encroachments. All the deputy commissioners have been asked to prepare Action Plan at sub Division level and to monitor the same by themselves and ensure the provision of in time assistance of police to DPOs on need basis.

Through the SOPs, the Chief Secretary while stressing for self accountability and transparency has directed the concerned commissioners and secretaries of the departments to keep vigilant eye over inspecting and monitoring all the affairs and apprise the government in writing from all the steps taken in this regard.

Under the SOPs, Progress Review Committees at divisional level under the chairmanship of commissioners have been established that would hold its meeting every month. Home Department, Prosecution, IGP and performance Management and Reforms Unit have been directed to play their active role.



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NWA public health employees demand pending salaries

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: The All Public Health Workers Union North Waziristan has demanded of the Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to take strict action against public Health North Waziristan Junior clerk for his illegally withholding salaries of public health employees.

Addressing a news conference at Peshawar press club here on Tuesday Sher Qader Khan along with Pir Gul Ali Shah Provincial President Public Health Workers Union Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Press Secretary Anwarullah Khan.

They said and alleged that public health junior clerk Faheem has illegally withheld previous nine months salaries of approximately 310 employees including class- IV, tube well operators and other operating staff of public health North Waziristan.

They further alleged that Faheem a junior clerk in public health North Waziristan is involved in rampant corruption in public health department while he also openly confess that he is close aide of additional Chief Secretary Fata.

He added that an inquiry commission was constituted three month ago to probe the corruption charges, wherein inquiry commission found him guilty of over forty lakhs rupees corruption and later on, he also admitted that he occupied the salaries of public health employees.

Faheem, he said is constantly threatening them to withdraw from their salaries claiming otherwise he would show wrong progress report of their service books to the high officials, while the high officials are also making excuse over recovery of our salaries from Faheeem.  “From previous six months we have been trying to approach SDC and SDO Offices but nowhere found any solace, their offices are also closed”. He said.


They threatened that if their demand was not accepted within fifteen days they will shut down all the water supply schemes in North Waziristan.

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Preservation of Pashto folklore literature heritage stressed

Farid Shinwari

PESHAWAR: Highlighting the significance of folklore literature heritage and its different features, the literary figures during a seminar held at provincial city on Tuesday stressed the need for conservation of Pashto folklore literature heritage.

The Directorate of Culture Khyber Pakhtunkhwa organized the seminar which was followed with traditional music and dance to mesmerize the audience.

The seminar was organized by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Directorate of Culture which was also followed with traditional music and Banghra to enthral the audience. Though, the Pashto folklore literature heritage is at the edge of disappearance from society.

Well-known literary figures among them Saadullah Jan Barq, Professor Dr Khadim Hussain, renowned academician Professor Dawar Khan Dawood and Professor Salma Shaheen of Pakhtun academy were also in attendance on the occasion.

Speaking at the seminar, Professor Dr Khadim Hussain, said that Pashto folklore heritage is a valuable asset of Pakhtuns cultural history and this folklore inherited them through generation to generation.

He added that unfortunately several time this folklore was and culture heritage was invaded by earlier Greece civilization, later by Changez Khan, Mughal and then by the British imperialism. He said that it is responsibility of every inhabitants of this land to preserve its cultural norms and heritage and transfer it to next generation.

Mr Hussain further explained that survival of cultural heritage is totally linked with its practice as well as its combination with other cultures where it could nourish and struggle for survival. He stressed the need for Ethnographic study of this region to document separate folklore civil values and also to write books on oral history and its documentation.

Addressing on the occasion Professor Dawar Khan Dawood said that oral stories of our parents have great lessons for next generations. He said that Pashto folklore heritage have four major types which includes verbal heritage, non verbal heritage, material and children stories narrated by parents for children.

He informed that Pashto verbal folklore include Tapa, Charbeta, Nemaky and other musical genre, non verbal forms include Dance, Attan, Bangra and Khattak dance; material formed include old agriculture instruments and other manual work of our forefathers while its fourth forms is children stories which was often narrated by the parents to their children for the purpose of guidance and education.


He said that due today modern devices, video games, computers, mobiles, laptops have invaded their cultural games and old story telling traditions which had great importance for children.

Renowned columnist and literary figure Saadullah Jan Barq also highlighted the mythological aspect of folklore literature heritage. He said that in every culture and every civilization mythology has occupied some space and in previous times not only children but youngsters were also interested in mythological stories.

At the end of the seminar prominent folksinger Ahmad Gul Ustad, Irfan Kamal, female singer Meena Gul and Sabibzada practically demonstrated their skill of folk literature and captivated the audience with their pleasant voices.