Two gunned down
CHARSADDA, Nov 8: Two persons were shot dead in separate incidents here on Thursday.
In the first incident, a young man identified as Fawad Ali was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Rajjar area.
Jahanzeb, father of the victim, told the Tarnab police his son had gone to bazaar for shopping. He said after some time they received information that Fawad had been killed and the body was lying in the hospital. He said he was a cloth merchant in the Ghafoor market of Charsadda and had no enmity with anyone in the area.
The police registered the case against unidentified accused.
Meanwhile, a taxi driver, Azmat Ali, was shot dead by unidentified attackers in Umerzai police station area.
The police registered the case on the report of Hashmat Ali, brother of Azmat Ali, against Noor Alam and his two accomplices.
The motive behind the killing was stated to be an old enmity. —Correspondent
Seven policemen injured
KARAK, Nov 8: Seven policemen were injured when a police mobile overturned on Bannu-Karak road here on Thursday.
Officials said the police party was going to the Mandawa area where a clash took place between the members of Khattak and Wazir tribes.
The injured policemen, including Waheedullah, Waqas Khan, Tariq Mehmood, Irfanullah, Rafiullah, Rasool Khan and Hameedullah, were shifted to hospital. The doctors said the injured men were in stable condition.
The Khattak and Wazir tribes clashed after the former asked the latter not to enter their area without any purpose. On Thursday, the two groups exchanged harsh words and started firing at each other which continued for a couple of hours. The police after receiving information about the clash rushed to the area and got the two sides to cease fire.
Meanwhile, a motorcyclist, Shahid Nadeem, was killed when a truck hit him on Thursday. The truck driver escaped the area. —Correspondent
Petrol pump owner fined
PESHAWAR, Nov 8: The recovery and disconnection teams of Peshawar Electric Supply Company have registered FIR against owner of a filling station at Kohat Road and served him with a power bill of Rs4 million for stealing electricity for past many months.
According to a statement on Thursday, the raiding party after checking the supply lines of Aidmore Petrol and CNG Pump found that power supply had been obtained through illegal hook which caused huge loss to Pesco. The power supply was disconnected and the owner was penalised.
Meanwhile, Pesco staff in Peshawar city division recovered Rs120,000 from 123 defaulters, while Rs134,000 were recovered from a defaulter industrialist.
The staff also recovered Rs203,180 from defaulters in Dera Ismail Khan division, Rs79,137 in Swat circle, Rs134,000 in Mardan division, Rs624,643 in Swabi division, Rs137,000 in Tangi and Rs148,000 in Shabqadar and adjacent localities, respectively. —Bureau Report
IDP families get cash grant
NOWSHERA, Nov 8: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), Fata, distributed Rs10,000 per family among 111 displaced families at Jalozai IDP camp on Thursday.
PRCS Fata chairman Engr Ghani Gul Mehsud said on the occasion, “We must respect their dignity by providing them with all the possible help. We all must act in unison to acknowledge their needs and sufferings and then act swiftly to eradicate the sufferings faced by victims of the disaster.”
“PRCS Fata would always stay a step ahead to respond to alleviate the sufferings of vulnerable communities,” he added.
PRCS Fata has planned to disburse Rs5.6 million among 560 most vulnerable families of Jalozai camp of which Rs3.11 million has already been disbursed, while the remaining would be disbursed next week.
Meanwhile, the PRCS organised two-day first aid training for the volunteers of Mohmand Agency with the support of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). —Correspondent
Rescue training for Levies
KHAR, Nov 8: Fifteen days rescue training for the officials of Bajaur Levies concluded here on Thursday.In this connection, a passing out ceremony was held attended by officials of the local administration, tribal elders and large number of tribesmen.
The first ever rescue training for the levies force in the agency was arranged by the local administration in collaboration with a non-governmental organisation. Twenty personnel received the training in basic techniques of rescue activities.
Political Agent Syed Abdul Jabar Shah, while speaking on the occasion, said the rescue training was very important for all the tribesmen and particularly for the levies force.“Bajaur is the area that has remained under the militant attacks for the last several years and because of uncertainty the rescue training was very critical for the levies,” he added.
He said Bajaur was the first tribal agency in Fata to have initiated the rescue training. —Correspondent
Free medical camps
PESHAWAR, Nov 8: A local non-government organisation, Sabawon, organised free medical camps in various union councils of Peshawar and Mardan districts on Thursday.