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JI observes Yaum-e-Azam in DIR

F.P. Report

TIMERGARA: The Jamaat-i-Islami Lower Dir chapter arranged a rally to observe the day as ‘yaum e Azam’. Hundreds of party workers marched on the roaqd from Balambat and gathered in front of the Timergara press club. The rally was addressed by the JI district emir and former MNA Maulana Asadullah, general secretary Syed Musharaf Shah, naib emir Hafiz Noor ul Haq, Timergara emir Malik Sher Bahadar, Balambat tehsil nazim Imran ud Din and others.

The speakers said that disqualification of Mian Nawaz was the first step toward accountability of all corrupt politicians. They said the JI had launched the corruption-free Pakistan movement under which its chief Siraj ul Haq had filed a case against the former Prime Minister of Pakistan. They demanded of the Supreme Court of Pakistan to ensure articles 62 and 63 of the Pakistan constitution so that corrupt and dishonest people could not be elected in future. The speakers also demanded of the government to restore the Friday as holiday in the country.

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PML-N workers protest against Nawaz disqualification

F.P. Report

TIMERGARA: The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz workers in Lower Dir staged a protest rally in front of the Timergara press club against the disqualification of Mian Nawaz Sharif and termed the decision as ‘judicial killing’ and ‘judicial martial law’.

Dozens of the PML-N workers from all parts of the district led by former provincial minister and provincial vice president Malik Jehanzeb Khan blocked the Timergara Chitral road for some time by burning tyres. The protesters also chanted slogans against the JI chief Siraj ul Haq and PTI chief Imran Khan. The PML-N workers chanted slogans against Mian Nawaz Sharif and his party.

Addressing the gathering Malik Jehan Zeb, PML N member provincial council Farooq Iqbal, district president Malik Behram Shehzada, general secretary Sardar Javid and Samiullah Khatir alleged that under an international conspiracy Mian Nawaz Sharief was disqualified as some of the world powers did not want him to bring Pakistan at par with developed countries.

The speakers said the PML-N was the largest national party in the country and its workers would foil any move to derail democracy. They asked the PTI workers no to celebrate the development as according to them the PTI chief Imran Khan would also be disqualified by the court soon. “Today we are mourning and tomorrow the PTI workers would be mourning,” Malik Jehan Zeb said, adding that the PML-N would form next government in all provinces and at the center if transparent elections were held in 2018.

Also in the day the PML-N workers staged a protest rally at Chakdara and chanted slogans in favor of Nawaz Sharief. Led by the PML-N tehsil president Rafiq ullah, the protesters gathered in front of the Chakdara press club. The PML-N local activist Ikram Ghani, Badshah Hussain, Falak Naz and others said the disqualification of Mian Nawaz Sharief would not affect party in the country. They said the Supreme Court decision against Nawaz Sharif would further strengthen the party. They said the PML-N chief lived in the hearts of millions of Pakistanis and no power could harm him and his party.

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Panama Leaks Decision Historic: Sherpao

PESHAWAR: Qaumi Watan Party chairman AftabAhmadKhan Sherpao on Friday declared the Supreme Court verdict in the Panama Leaks case historic and said all stakeholders should acceptit.

`The Panamagate verdict has changed the country`s political course.

The political process should continue and the democracy should flourish, he told reporters during a ceremony in Watan Kor area here.

On the occasion, Arshad Khan and Saeedullah of the ANP and Zakir Ullah Shinwari of the PTI along with family members and supporters announced the joining of the QWP.

Mr Sherpao said he was hopeful that there would no political confrontation over the Panamagate judgment and that a new prime minister would be elected to allow the National Assembly to complete its constitutional term.

He said the QWP was a staunch supporter of democracy and wanted to see the National Assembly compete its constitutional tenure.Mr Sherpao said the strengthening of democratic institutions would be instrumental in political stability and financial prosperity in the country.

He regretted that the issues of Pakhtuns had been put on the backburner increasing their sense of deprivation. The QWP chief complained about the excessive loadshedding, delay in Fata-KP merger, denial of due share in the CPEC project to KP and government`s failure to rehabilitate Fata`s displaced people. He said his party was concerned about the fresh terrorist attacks in the country and said Pakistan had already suffered heavily in the war against terrorism.

Mr Sherpao demanded that proactive and concrete measures be adopted to address the situation.He also demanded the federal government`s measures for effectively addressing the problems of Pakhtuns

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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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MPA Yasin rejects corruption allegations


F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Provincial Lawmaker, Yasin Khalil has presented himself for accountability and rejected all the allegations leveled against him by fellow MPA, Ziaullah Afridi. This he said while addressing to Press Conference at Peshawar Press Club.

Ziaullah Afridi submitted a motion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Secretariat against MPA Yasin Khalil and Provincial Minister for Sports and Culture, Mehmood Khan.  In adjournment motion, Afridi blamed Mehmood Khan and Yasin Khalil had taken money from the masses and promised them of government jobs.

Khalil said that former minister for mines and minerals, Ziaullah Afridi was expelled from PTI on corruption charges and now he presented himself as a commander against the corruption.  Khalil added that when he was advisor to CM, a driver of Rescue 1122 identified as Hussain Qadir used his name and taken money from people and provide them forged appointment letters.

Khalil further added that he is doing for the rights of the masses and always worked for the betterment of his constituency and that is the reason that people elected him several times.

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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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European Union funded Support to Pakistan’s Action to Counter Terrorism

Peshawar: Understanding the Counter Terrorism Response Case Analysis of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Report was launched by UNODC in collaboration with the Home and Tribal Affairs Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and NACTA under a European Union funded programme.
The report was completed under the auspices of Pakistans Action to Counter Terrorism with a special reference to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa project which is supported by the European Union and aims to build national capacities of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in effectively countering terrorism.
The Home and Tribal Affairs Department of KP constituted a committee which consisted of members from the Police, Prosecution and the Judiciary who provided practical recommendations for further strengthening the criminal justice response to terrorism.
The committee has put forward 30 recommendations which reflect the capacity, process, legislative improvements The recommendations would also act as a road-map and a cornerstone to UNODC and the EUs intervention in the province under the “Pakistans Action to Counter Terrorism Project.
During the report launch the UNODC Country Representative Mr. Cesar Guedes highlighted upon the importance of the recommendations and stated that an evidence based approach would continue to be adopted while delivering technical assistance for Khyber Pakhtunkhwas response to terrorism.
Coordination both at federal and provincial levels is essential when responding to terrorism and NACTA remains committed to assist provinces in improving information sharing and for developing a collective response said the National Coordinator of NACTA Mr. Ihsan Ghani

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Nawaz and Fazl discuss political situation


ISLAMABAD: Ameer of JUI (F) Moulana Fazlur Rehman called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif at the PM House on Tuesday.

According to a press release issued from the PM House, development projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and political matters came under discussion during the meeting.

The prime minister also consulted Maulana Fazlur Rehman on the ongoing Panama Papers case.

The JUI-F chief is among few political figures who have strongly opposed the opposition�s demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Sharif and called the Panama Papers leaks an international conspiracy against China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Meanwhile, Chief of Pakistan Muslim League (Ziaul Haq) Muhammad Ijazul Haq called on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif here on Tuesday.

Political matters came under discussion in a meeting held here at the PM House, a PM�s Office statement said.