Opp leader concerns over poor law and order situation

Shafiuddin Shafqi

KARAK: Opposition leader in district council Karak, Maulana Mirzaqeem has expressed grave concerns over the law and order situation of the district and claimed that the traders were ready to leave their business due to insecurity. This he said while talking to media persons here on Thursday at Karak and added that after the transfer of former district police officer Karak Mian Naseeb Jan the law and order situation has been deteriorated in the district.

He claimed that motorcycles were lifted in brought daylight on daily basis and the traders were forced to hire watchdogs for the security of their shops on their own payments which was injustice.

The right activist regretted that the former district president of traders Tahir Ayub was attacked with hand grenade in his business center some time back for the demand of extortion but despite of the known culprit no arrest has been made by the police. He also lamented the misuse of huge funds of royalty funds and alleged that the fruits of the royalty funds have not been filtered to the masses due to embezzlements in the funds.

He claimed that a single pressure pump has been shown in five different departments on different names by claiming payment from the government exchequer.

He alleged that the royalty funds of district Karak was transferred to district Nowshera by the incumbent Chief Minister Pervez Khattak but the elected leadership of the district remained silent just for the sake of their own personal interests. He resolved that they would not leave the district Nazim as he has utilized Rs 24.4 million illegally from Annual Development Program (ADP) of 2016-17 which has been not been approved from the district council yet.

He demanded equal funds to all district councilors of the district and added that Rs 5.5 million had been withdrawn from the district funds by the district Nazim which meant for the expenditure of the offices of district councilors and added that still the telephone bills and TA/DA bills of the district councilors were pending as there was no amount in the account.

He also criticized the excessive load shedding and low gas pressure in the district and added that on October 25, an important meeting had been called in Town Hall Karak to chalk out the future plan of protest against the issues.