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51 arrested for poor cleanliness conditions

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: District administration arrested 51 persons including the manager of a restaurant for profiteering and poor cleanliness conditions during a crackdown carried out in different areas of the district Wednesday.

The arrested persons were included fresh milk sellers, cooked tea sellers, proprietors of restaurants, grocers and fruit & vegetable sellers. On the directives of Deputy Commissioner (DC), two teams of the administration headed by Additional Assistant Commissioners (AACs), Fazalur Rahim and Salahuddin carried out checking of restaurants and shops on G.T. Road and Warsak Road and arrested 51 persons. AAC Fazalur Rehim carried out checking on restaurants and shopkeepers on G.T. Road and Hashtnagri areas and arrested 28 persons the manger of Haleem Ghar for alleged filthy nails and cooking tikas on road. Similarly, AAC, Salahuddin conducted raids on different shops on Warsak Road and arrested 23 shopkeepers for erecting encroachments, violation of price list and poor cleanliness conditions.

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Trauma wards to be established in small hospitals of district: Nazim

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PESHAWAR: District Nazim Peshawar, Muhammad Asim Khan Wednesday sought a report from Medical Superintendent, Dr Siraj Ahmad to apprise himself regarding problems faced by patients in Naseer Ullah Babar Hospital.

He also directed Dr Siraj to submit a demand to district government for providing all the necessary equipments in Intensive Care Unit, Blood Bank, and Ventilator machine. He said that it is prime responsibility of hospital authorities to provide best healthcare facilities to patients.

He said that trauma wards would be constructed in all the small hospitals of the district that would help treating emergency patients of city environs at their doorsteps.

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CM approves up-gradation of 75722 employees

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has approved the up-gradation of 75722 employees of different pay scales including 53883 constables from BPS-5 to BPS-7, head constables 9095 from BPS-7 to BPS-9, 2758 sub-inspectors from BPS-9 to BPS-12 of provincial Police department, another up-gradation of 4970 lab attendants of different cadres departments including 23 Assistant Director Fisheries from BPS-17 to BPS-18, another up-gradation of 3 Economic Investigator Assistant from BPS-16 to BPS-17, 3 statistician from BPS-16 to BPS-17, 9 Research officer BPS-16 to BPS-17, 24 District Food Controllers from BPS-16 to BPS-17, 5 Deputy Directors Excise & Taxation from BPS-18 to BPS-19, 31 Excise & Taxation Officer BPS-17 to BPS-18, 42 Assistant Excise & Taxation Officer from BPS-16 to BPS-17, 165 Inspectors of Excise from BPS-15 to BPS-16, 26 Sub Inspectors from BPS-10 to BPS-14, 223 Assistant Sub Inspectors from BPS-8 to BPS-11, 547 Canal Patwari of irrigation department from BPS-7 to BPS-9, 109 Vernacular clerk from BPS-8 to BPS-11, one post of Admin Officer BPS-16 to BPS-17,  up-gradation of 211 accounts clerk from BPS-10 to BPS-14 of PHE, Irrigation, C&W and P&D departments.

The Chief Minister also approved the regularization of 4743 contract employees of 53 projects of different public sectors entities throughout the province.

This he decided in a high level meeting at Chief Minister House Peshawar. Senior Minister for Local Government Inayat Ullah, Finance Minister Muzafar Said, Advisor to Chief Minister Akbar Ayub, Administrative Secretaries and others attended. The meeting was briefed about the overall strength of the employees hired through contractual arrangement for different projects. After a detailed presentation, the Chief Minister directed to regularize the employees.

He also directed for a planning cell in each department adding that at district level such planning cells were more important to independently work for their respective outfits at lower tier of governance. This mechanism, he added, should bring a visible improvement in the overall planning and development at both provincial and district level he added.

Referring to the regularization of employees, the Chief Minister directed for a foolproof, transparent, just and equitable system of governance in all public sectors institutions adding that the regularization of employees should contribute to the overall governance structure and the people should be the end beneficiaries of the government steps.

The government has done its part of the responsibility for giving enabling environment to the public sector employees through upgradation of the existing staff and regularization of the contract employees. Now it is the turn of the government employees to deliver optimum utilizing all their energies to the cause of the people he added.

Pervez Khattak directed to prepare and finalize the design for the upgradation and regularization for the onward Cabinet approval thereafter it would be tabled at the provincial assembly forum for final approval.

The upgradation and regularization of different cadres of employees would benefit almost five thousand employees of different public sector entities that included the upgradation of head constables and constables alongwith risk allowance of Police Department, the regularization of contract employees of P&D and Home Departments, the upgradation of Secretary and Supervisor of Union Councils, employees of Revenue Department, upgradation of post of PHE, Irrigation, C&W, P&D, Agriculture, Food, Excise and Taxation, Information etc that will cost billions.

The Chief Minister expected a matching performance from the employees to facilitate the public in large. The Government he added has taken a big stride despite its meager resources and now the government employees should work honestly for the smooth implementation of government agenda for change as per expectations of the people.

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SBBU invites applications for annual exam

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PESHAWAR: The Controller of Examinations Shaheed  Benazir Bhutto University (SBBU) Sheringal Dir Upper has invited applications For B.A, B.Sc Part-I & Part-II Annual Examination 2018 on prescribed Examination Admission Forms from the Regular, Late College and Private candidates of District Dir Upper and Chitral for B.A, B.Sc Part-I & Part-II annual Examination 2018.

Regular students can obtain Forms from their respective colleges, while for private candidates the Forms have been available in all branches of Habib Bank Limited in Dir Upper and Chitral. The detail of Fee and time schedule has also been issued.

According to details the examination Admission fee and forms can be submitted with normal fee up to 07.03.2018, with late fee Rs. 100 upto 17.03.2018, with double fee up to 27.03.2018 and Triple fee up to 06.04.2018.

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Four of a family killed in Shabqadar road mishap

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PESHAWAR: At least four people were killed after a car and auto-rickshaw collided Shabqadar area of district Charsadda on Wednesday.

Police told that the accident took place in Machni area when a car carrying a groom collided with a rickshaw coming from the opposite side in a result four members of a family died on the spot in the accident.

Police added that one of the deceased is the son of DSP Traffic Clifton Tahir Khan, the other two were his brother’s sons. The fourth boy was a close friend of the deceased boys.

It was learnt that the boys were going to attend a wedding when the accident took place.


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46 arrested for profiteering

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PESHAWAR: District administration has arrested 46 persons for profiteering, poor cleanliness condition and erecting encroachments during crackdown in different areas of the district on Tuesday.

The arrested persons were included fresh milk sellers, proprietors of restaurants, grocers, vegetable & fruit sellers and encroachment mafia.

On the directives of the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Islamzeb, a team of the district administration headed by Additional Assistant Commissioner (AAC), Fazal Rahim conducted raids on different restaurants, fast-foods, milk sellers and other shopkeepers in Yakatoot, Superior Science College Road, Circular Road.

The team arrested 28 persons for violation of meat-holiday, poor cleanliness conditions, encroachments and profiteering. Similarly, AACs, Tariq Hussain and Javed Anwar Kamal carried out checking in Hussain Chowk, Government College Chowk, Dalazak Road and Ring Road and arrested 18 persons.

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Financial package for deserving artists announced

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PESHAWAR: Directorate of Culture KP has announced financial assistance package for artists associated with different trades of art and culture. An official of the culture directorate told media that proposed plan included giving monthly honoraria to the artist community to make them both ends meet.

All the deputy commissioners have been issued necessary instructions to sort out problems of artists in their respective jurisdictions. The artist’s community of Malakand, Dir Lower, Dir Upper and Chitral districts have been asked to submit their forms with assistant commissioners for necessary actions. After deliberations at administrative level the final list of the deserving artists would be compiled on basis of merit for the award.

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Nazim directs release of fund

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PESHAWAR: The district Nazim, Muhammad Asim Khan here on Tuesday issued directives for  releasing of funds to provide missing facilities at BHUs and RHCs in a bid to minimize workload in the hospitals.

A meeting to this effect was held here with Asim Khan in the chair. The DHO told the meeting that according to the directives issued by the district Nazim, PC-1 for repair work and provision of missing  facilities has been completed for 48 BHUs and 6 RHCs of the district. He said every BHU and RHC would be provided funds on equal basis adding that the projects also include shifting these health centres on solar energy.

The district Nazim on this occasion directed for publishing of tenders of these projects before January 1 and presenting a report to his office well in time. He said repair and renovation work at these health facilities should be done under the supervision of respective district member.

He said every effort would be made to provide healthcare facilities to the people at their doorstep so that burden on big hospitals could be reduced.

The meeting was attended by Director Coordination, Sahibzada Muhammad Tariq, DHO Peshawar, Dr Gul Muhammad, Chairman Health Committee Shamsul Bari, District Planning Officer Ameer Khan, Finance Officer Alamzeb Khan and other officials.


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Christian community questions churches security

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PESHAWAR: Raising serious questions over security of churches in entire country, the President of All Church Of Pakistan and Peshawar Diocese FATA & KP, Bishop Humphrey Sarfaraz Peter asked relevant authorities to initiate probe into the Quetta Church attack on 17th December and ensure security of churches across the Pakistan.

Terming the inhuman assault on Christian community in Quetta as security lapse, which caused suspension of all social ceremonies in connection with Christmas occasion in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said Bishop Humphrey Sarfaraz while speaking at a news conference on Tuesday at Peshawar press club. As the Christian community in entire country has deeply been distressed over the recent incident.

“The attack on Quetta church could have been averted if security officials deployed around the church jurisdiction could timely respond to terrorists” he argued. He stressed the relevant authorities to interrogate the incident and identify the terrorists who came with evil designs to target the Christian community.

Mr Sarfaraz demanded full compensation admissible to any police personnel for the martyred two security guards of Quetta Church attack and said that those seriously injured in the incident instantly be taken to private hospitals for treatment.

He said that if the Supreme Court rulings delivered on 2014 on the eve of Alison church attack were fully observed by the government on forming a separate task force for protection of minorities places of worship and institution, the incident like Quetta Church attack would not have happened.

Bishop Doctor Ernest Jacob Bishop of Anglican Orthodox Cof hurch Pakistan, Dr. A. R. Hashmat Chairman Assemblies of God KP, FATA, Father Antham Ilyas, In-charge ST Johns Vienny Catholic Church Peshawar city and Patrick Naeem Diocese Church of Pakistan were also in attendance on the occasion.

He said that there are 82 churches in KP province and the security arrangements of these churches are less than satisfactory while the Christian community is unable to arrange costly security systems like installations of security cameras, hiring of security guards, and other security measures. He raises questions over improper security measures taken to safeguard the churches in KP and entire Pakistan.


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PTI all set to sweep upcoming polls

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PESHAWAR: Provincial leader of Pakistan Terheek-e-Insaf Shaukat Ali on Tuesday claimed that his party would make clean sweep in forthcoming general elections in 2018 as the rest of political parties have no future in the country.

Speaking to public meeting in connection with joining ceremony, he explained that he himself was an activist of Pakistan People’s Party but later left the party when it neglected the vision and ideology of martyrs Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto.

He said Imran Khan the PTI chief was the only leader in Pakistan, who is himself an honest leader for the country, who continued his endeavors to make the Pakistan free of corruption and irregularities. On the occasion, Iftikhar Ahmad, a known PPP worker along with his family and other workers from various union councils (UCs) announced joining the PTI and ensured all kind of hard work for upcoming elections 2018.

Welcoming the new comers into the party fold, he said, that was the reason people wanted to get rid of all other political parties, which were already given chances of government but they instead of serving the masses, looted the national exchequer.

Shaukat Ali, who was also a former Nazim of Town-1, and presently chairman Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) said, the PTI believed in serving the masses and pro-people legislations and developments are clear proof of the PTI-led provincial government, and will continue if came into power.

He said that the PTI spent on masses instead of embezzling the national exchequer. Tahir Zaman Shinwari, a founder member of PTI PK-3, Amjad Orakzai, a vice president PTI youth wing, Arif Mohmand member of district assembly also spoke on the occasion.