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Marvi visits AJK

F.P. Report

NEELUM VALLEY: Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon visited village Khundalshahi and BISP Tehsil office Aathmuqam in Neelum Valley AJK today.

During her visit, she interacted with BISP officials, beneficiaries, local notables and PML (N) representatives. While addressing a gathering of PML (N) workers, notables and BISP beneficiaries at Tehsil Aathmuqam, Chairperson BISP stated that the Federal Government of PML-N would ensure that no deserving woman at Line of Control in AJ&K remains deprived of financial assistance of BISP.

She added that BISP is committed to provide dignity, empowerment and meaning to lives of its beneficiaries. Chairperson BISP reiterated the support of Government of Pakistan for the innocent Kashmiris against Indian atrocities and said that Pakistan would continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiris’ struggle for freedom from Indian occupation and their right of self-determination.

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Police arrest 15 suspects in Hangu

Zahid Misri Khan

HANGU: At least 15 suspected persons were arrested in crackdown conducted by police in part of district and recovered drugs and weapons from their possessions.

On the directives of District Police Officer (DPO), Ahsan  Ullah  Khan , police team raided in Ali Abad, Darsmand , Bogha Sharif  areas and arrested  15 suspected persons including five proclaimed offenders, one smuggler. Police also recovered one Kalashnikov, two pistols, one gun and 100 gram hashish from the possession of the arrested persons. DPO appealed from the masses to support police in eliminating crimes from the society.


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We can displease wife, not the voters: Khurshid Shah

F.P. Report

LARKANA: Opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Khurshid Shah has said “we can displease wife but not the voters because politicians get life line from voters.

“We can displease wife but not voters because only people give life line to politicians”, he said this while talking to the journalists after university convocation here Saturday.

He held that what is going on in national politics is not good. The sitting government is pursuing policy of confrontation with the institutions. War with the institutions will be harmful for the country, he added. Criticising Imran Khan he said “ me and Imran Khan are age fellows. He should save KP government first and later he should talk of Sindh.

He went on to say that clean drinking water is not available to people of Punjab. Water in Lahore is not fit for drinking purpose, he added. 50 percent people are living life of poverty in the country, he remarked.

Responding to a question he said doctors are not available for the patients in most of the hospitals in Pakistan. No doctor is ready to perform duty in rural areas, he added.

Reacting to Donald Trump recent statement he said US president has come forward to put the global peace at stake. Trump endeavour is this that the world peace is undermined, he added.

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Christmas terror bid foiled as three terrorists arrested in Muzaffargarh

F.P. Report

MUZAFFARGARH: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) foiled a terror bid by arresting three terrorists during an operation in Muzaffargarh early Friday, CTD officials said.

The terrorists belong to a banned outfit and were plotting an attack during Christmas festivities, CTD said.

Hand grenades were among the ammunition seized from the terrorists during the operation.

Meanwhile, in Multan, two terrorists were gunned down during a CTD encounter, officials said.

The CTD team, on a tip-off about the presence of five or six terrorists affiliated with the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, conducted a raid on a compound near Jalalpur Pirwala. As the security personnel warned the suspects to surrender, they restored to firing.

In retaliatory fire, two of the terrorists were killed while three others managed to escape the scene taking advantage of the darkness.

CTD also seized ammunition from their possession, included an automatic rifle and a pistol.

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Opponents should shun politics of sit-in, says Ahsan Iqbal

F.P. Report

THARPARKER: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Friday that political opponents should shun politics of sit-in and should play their role in the progress of the country.

While speaking to journalists, Iqbal said that Pakistan is competing against the economies of India and other countries of the region. “There are no sit-ins happening in the other countries of the region,” he added. “There are no sit-ins happening in India nor Bangladesh”.

He said that the successful execution of Thar coal project shows that if we work in unity we can achieve success.

“Thar’s coal can provide more energy than Saudi’s oil,” the interior minister said. “We have decided to include Thar coal project in CPEC”.

Responding to a question, the minister said that Pakistan principally stood with Palestine in the United Nations General Assembly yesterday.

“Pakistan is an independent country and it has its independent foreign policy,” Iqbal said. “The entire world supported joint resolution put forwarded by Turkey and Pakistan. We have a deep bond with the people of Palestine.”

The interior minister said that the US should review its foreign policies and should see why the international superpower is being isolated in the international arena.

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SHO killed in Naseerabad during exchange of fire with dacoits

NASEERABAD (Monitoring Desk): A Station House Officer was killed in a gunfight with dacoits in the Gandakha area of Balochistan.

During the exchange of fire, a dacoit involved in multiple crimes was also killed while another was injured and arrested by police officials.

Heavy contingents of police surrounded the area as the exchange of fire continued intermittently, said police officials.

The slain SHO belonged to the Jafferabad area of the province and his body was shifted to the local civil hospital.

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DIG assures full protection to industrialists

F.P. Report

HATTAR: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police Hazara Saeed Khan Wazir Thursday assured that the police would provide all possible support to the industrialists as they are the back bone of the country’s economy.

Addressing industrialists during a meeting at Hattar Industrial Estate (HIE), the DIG said that after the completion of CPEC we would face new challenges and to cope with them we will have to prepare ourselves. He further said that after completion of CPEC the number of laborer would also increase and more industries would become functional.

China Pakistan Economic (CPEC) corridor would usher in a new era of industrial development in the region, Saeed Khan Wazir said, adding after commencing of the CPEC route it would affect HIE and we have to study the impact. We have to establish a central police station in Hattar to tackle the futuristic challenges. Chairman HIE Malik Ashiq Awan chaired the meeting. The HIE representatives briefed DIG Hazara about the issues of the HIE and said that 60000 work force is performing duties in the various industries of the estate.


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One killed over land dispute

Jamal Qamar

BANNU: One Naseer Khan son of Muhammad Jan was killed and other was injured in a firing incident in the jurisdiction of Saddar Police Station. As per details, the family member deceased told police that Arshad Khan, Asim Khan and Zaeem Khan allegedly opened fire Naseer Khan in which he died on the spot. Meanwhile, the rival group also registered FIR and said that the Shah Faisal, relative of the deceased opened fire on Arshad khan son of Balqiaz in which he was injured and was shifted to the hospital. Police registered FIR on the report of both parties and started investigation. The firing incident was happened because of land dispute between the two groups.

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Excise, Taxation department resumes computerized number plates

F.P. Report

D I KHAN: After a long-wait of three years, the citizen will start getting computerized number plates of their vehicles from next month regularly, says the Excises and Taxation Officer (ETO) Engineer Asghar Khan Wazir.

Our team work had bore fruit, succeeding to get all pending computerized number plats of vehicles in the district from Peshawar and from January, people may get regular computerized number plats and registration copy of their vehicles in minutes,” the ETO told media while distributing pending computerized number plates among vehicles’ owners here on Thursday.

He said that supply of those computerized number plates to the district had been suspended since 2014 for various reasons, but the issue was taken up at all relevant forums with concerned officials and now it stood resolved. He said that computerized number plates of around 6000 vehicles had been supplied to the district from Peshawar while the remaining number were arriving in gradual manner, augmenting chances to clear entire backlog and set in a regular practice to provide number plates within scheduled timeframe.

He also appealed property’s owners to come forward and take part in socio-economic development of the country by depositing taxes timely. He added paying tax was a legal and moral obligation, so it should be paid timely, adding various teams had been formed to take strict action against tax defaulters and in this regard the department would not spare anyone if he or she was found involved in tax evasion He said that the department had enhanced checking in the area to detect vehicles, which were plying on roads without payment of token tax.


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Prize distribution ceremony in Govt Degree college held

Hanif Ullah

KHAR: Lieutenant Colonel Siyab has said education is very important for the development of any nation and no nation can travel on the road of development without providing education to their youth.

This he said while addressing to the annual prize distribution ceremony at Government Degree College Barkhalozo on Thursday. He stressed on the students to work hard and convert their attentions towards the studies and play their positive in the country development as it is the only responsibility on their behalf.

College Principal Kifayatullah said to the ceremony that the college is providing education to the youth of the Inayat Kalay and Mamond tehsils. The lack of staff and class rooms were the main hurdle in continuing the education facilities in the college, he added.

He added that the college is providing education to 800 students of the area despite that they we have only capacity of 280 students and demanded from the government to provide maximum facilities to the college in the better interest of the students.

On the occasion Azmat Khan of Nawagai also spoke on the occasion, Malik Muhammad Ayaz, Malik Rauf Khan, Malik Shatir, Malik Shaheen, Malik Shah Wali Khan and other prominent elders of the area were present in the prize distribution ceremony. In the end the chief guest distributed prizes among the position holder students.