Four die in road accident
NOWSHERA: Four people, including a woman, were killed and 10 others injured when a passenger coach overturned due to a tyre burst on Peshawar-Islamabad motorway here on Saturday. It was learnt that a coach (RIS-1810) was carrying
passengers to Peshawar when it rolled over after one of its tyre burst, leaving four passengersdead and another 10 wounded. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital facility where doctors listed four of the injured in critical a condition.
Hand Washing Day observed
PESHAWAR: Pakistan Village Development Programme (PVDP) in collaboration with the Unicef observed Global Hand Washing Day in Kohat district through holding functions at educational institutions. The functions were held at PAF Base School, Government Primary School, Mohammadzai, Government Girls High School, Bilitang, Government Higher Secondary School Gumbat and Government Girls Middle School, Khushal Garh. More than 2,000 children attended the functions. The teams of PVDP experts also held different sessions with the students to raise awareness amongst the teachers and community members regarding health hygiene and particularly children were briefed on the role of hand washing in a healthy life.
Probe ordered into unfair distribution of Watan Cards
CHARSADDA: The district administration has ordered to conduct an inquiry regarding alleged irregularities in the distribution of Watan Cards among the flood-hit people, a senior administrative official said on Saturday.Chairing a meeting, DCO Ajmal Khan issued directives to all the tehsildars to make the registration process transparent and easy to facilitate the flood affectees. Additional DCO Muhammad Naeem, deputy district officer (revenue) and others attended the meeting. He said strict action would be taken against the undeserving people who had contrived to get Watan Cards. The meeting was told that committees would be formed at village level to ensure transparency in the registration process.
Eight injured in jail clash
MANSEHRA: Eight persons sustained injuries when some prisoners clashed over a petty issue at the district jail here late Friday. Sources said that an inmate reduced the volume of the television during Isha prayers in one of the prison cells. His act triggered an argument and the infuriated inmates attacked each other with knives and batons. Some of the injured were identified as Jahanzeb, Mohammad Babar and Malik Jan, who were rushed to the King Abdullah Teaching Hospital. Following the incident, the jail authorities recovered knives from the inmates.
Two militants killed in Swat
MINGORA: The security forces killed two militant commanders in a clash during a search operation in Matta tehsil of Swat district Saturday, official sources said. The sources said that acting on a tip-off, the security forces raided a house in Drushkhela area. The militants opened fire on the forces, prompting the forces to retaliate. Two militant commanders, Mian Rahim Shah and Qamar Ali, were killed on the spot. Arms were also seized from them. Meanwhile, the security forces arrested several suspected persons during
search in various areas of Matta tehsil. The forces searched several areas including Peuchar, Namal, Gat, Shore, Wenai, Sailgram, Pansat and others where many suspected persons were apprehended. Several of the suspects, the sources said, were later freed after ques-tioning.
Army starts rent payment in Swat
MINGORA: The security forces in Swat district the other day started payment of the rent to civilians whose houses remained in their use. Talking to the landowners from Kabal tehsil and Charbagh in Circuit House, Lt Col Asad said that all the outstanding rent of 2009 would be paid to the owners within the next 10 days. He said Rs4.88 million provided by the provincial government would be paid to the owners.
Flag-march held in Lower Kurram
SADDA: The personnel of the paramilitary forces in the lower and central parts of the Kurram Agency on Saturday held a flag-march after witnessing uncertainty in the area. On the directives of Kurram PA, the personnel of the FC, Levies and Khassadar forces in a convoy of 10 vehicles, headed by assistant political agents Asmatullah Wazir and Muhammad Fayaz Khan, held the flag march in various parts of the agency. They visited Balama, Upper and Lower Tarali, Tarkho Sim, Godkota, Taindo and Shairzai in the central parts, and Balishkhel, Pher Qayyum, Shasho and Arawali areas.