Two youth killed on road
CHARSADDA, Nov 9: Two youth were killed and two others injured in a road incident in Turangzai area on Friday.
Four friends riding on a motorcycle were hit by a speeding car when they were returning home after a marriage party in Turangzai main bazaar. As a result two friends identified as Khalid of Parachinar and Mohammad Aslam of Uthmanzai were killed instantly while Samin Jan and Nasimullah sustained serious wounds.
The injured were taken to DHQ hospital Charsadda. Meanwhile, a man allegedly hurled a hand grenade on the house of a business partner Attaur Rehman at Kaptan Koroona. However, no causality occurred. The accused was identified as Shiraz belonging to Nowshera.—Correspondent
‘N’ dissidents quit party
KARAK, Nov 9: PMLN’s dissident group has decided to quit the party over difference with its provincial leadership and join the PPP.
Head of the dissident group Shah Jehan Khattak told Dawn on Friday the rifts in the party ranks in Karak were created by the dictatorial attitude of provincial general secretary Rehmat Salam Khattak. He said his group had decided to join the PPP. He reposed confidence in the leadership of PPP provincial president Anwar Saifullah Khan.
Sources said the PPP provincial president had held a meeting with Shah Jehan Khattak and had asked him to contest the election from NA-15 on PPP ticket.—Correspondent
Bus for college demanded
PESHAWAR, Nov 9: The People’s Students Federation (girls’ wing) Chitral president Bebi Jan has expressed concern over the failure of the provincial president of PPP women wing Asma Alamgir to materialise her commitment regarding provision of bus to the Government Girls College Chitral.
“Asma Alamgir visited Chitral thrice during the past few years and had promised to provide a bus to the girls college and a grant of Rs10 million for the welfare of Chitrali women but failed to keep her words,” Bebi Jan said while speaking at a press conference at Peshawar Press Club on Friday. She appealed to party co-chairperson Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur to take notice of the injustice.—Bureau Report
Four bike riders injured
KARAK, Nov 9: Four motorcyclists were critically injured in two separate accidents in Gurguri area on Friday.
Police said that in the first incident a doctor and his friend were injured when their motorcycle crashed near Amankot. The injured were identified as Dr Mohammad Ishaq and Mohammad Ameen. They were taken to a local hospital where the doctor described their condition as critical.
In the other incident, two motorcycles collided on Terri-Gurguri road, seriously injuring the riders. The injured were shifted to civil hospital Terri and from where they were referred to Peshawar in critical condition. The injured were identified as Lal Rehman and Mohammad Usman.—Correspondent
Contractors threaten protest
LAKKI MARWAT, Nov 9: The government contractors association on Friday threatened to hold a protest demonstration in Peshawar if Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Highway Authority failed to award contracts of road projects in a transparent manner.
Speaking at a press conference, the association’s president Haji Mohammad Zaman, senior vice-president Munir Khan, member provincial council Haji Hidayatullah Khan and others said the provincial highway authority floated tenders of roads’ rehabilitation and repair projects, including Tajazai-Darra Tang Kundal section, in newspapers and fixed November 8 and November 13 for submitting applications and opening tender documents, respectively.
They alleged now delaying tactics by authorities concerned in issuing tender forms to contractors clearly indicated that they (authorities) wanted to award contracts to their blue-eyed people.—Correspondent
Warm clothes for disabled
SWABI, Nov 9: Al-Khidmat Foundation distributed warm clothes among physically challenged people here on Friday.
The clothes were provided by Pakistan Disabled Foundation, Karachi, and the Khidmat-i-Mazooran Tanzeem (KMT) of Swabi helped the Al-Khidmat Foundation in identifying deserving individuals. Jamaat-i-Isami provincial naib amir Mushtaq Ahmad Khan was chief guest on the occasion.
Mr Mushtaq told the ceremony that the JI would provide financial assistance for completion of a hospital for the disabled people at Anbar. The construction work on the hospital has been stopped due to unavailability of funds.
“Start of work on the construction of the hospital was really a great step, but the ruling party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had no time to help the disabled people due to unknown reasons,” he regretted.—Correspondent
Shop demolition protested
TIMERGARA, Nov 9: The business community of Timergara on Friday held a protest rally against the demolition of a medicine store and laboratory by owner of the building in front of the DHQ hospital.