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Briefs

By our correspondents
November 15, 2016

Crackdown on quacks in Shaheed Benazirabad

 By our correspondent

NAWABSHAH: Decision has been taken to close the centres of  quacks, illegal medical stores and laboratories in District Shaheed Benazirabad on the orders of the Sindh High Court.  In this regard a meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Nouman Siddique at his office.  Addressing the meeting the DC said that playing with the health of the common man by quacks and illegal medical stores and labs would not be allowed.  He instructed the health department to start an operation against illegal health activities in the big town in the first phase and in the second phase in small towns and to ensure that no quack was allowed to escape justice.  Addressing the meeting, Dr Daulat Jamali said that out of 257 quacks practicing in the district, 61 were in Tehsil Sakrand, 56 in Tehsil Qazi Ahmed, 95 in Tehsil Daur while 45 quacks had their clinics in Tehsil Nawabshah.

 

Safety equipment distributed
among coal miners in Kohat

By our correspondent

KOHAT: The security forces and the officials of the Fata Secretariat distributed safety equipment to the coal miners in Kohat and Darra Adamkhel on Monday. The instruments were distributed during a ceremony where Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mines Department Director Humayun Khan, Assistant Director Sadiq Khan, Roshan Khan and representatives of the Pak-Army were present. Talking to reporters, Chief Executive Fata Secretariat Fida Muhammad Wazir said the safety equipment had been distributed among the coal miners to help protect them in case of an untoward situation. He said that the equipment would be distributed among the coal miners across Fata.

 

House job officers block road in Bannu for stipends

By our correspondent

BANNU: The house job officers on Monday staged a protest against administration of the District Headquarters Hospital, Bannu for non-payment of stipends and blocked Bannu-Kohat road for traffic for some time. Led by the president of the Professional Doctors Association Youth Forum Dr Hamid, Dr Jibran Khalil and Dr Nisar Khan, the protesters carrying banners and placards gathered on Bannu-Kohat road. Speaking on the occasion, they said that they had not received stipends for five months. They added that non-payment of stipends had created financial problems for them. Later, the protesters dispersed peacefully.

 

Nowshera college principal accused

of embezzling college funds

By our correspondent

NOWSHERA: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa College Teachers Association president Prof Mian Ikramullah on Monday accused the principal of the Government Degree College, Khan Kohi, of embezzling college funds. Speaking at a press conference, Mian Ikramullah, Shabbir and Abid Hussain alleged that principal of the Government Degree College, Khan Kohi, Sher Bahadur had embezzled funds. They said the principal misappropriated funds meant for the renovation of the college building. They asked the chief minister and secretary Higher Education Department to constitute a committee to probe the matter.

 

Tareen thanks workers for attending Islamabad protest

By our correspondent

MINGORA: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Jehangir Tareen on Monday thanked the party workers for participating in the Islamabad protest. Speaking at the workers’ convention at the Wadoodia Hall, he said that the party postponed the protest after the Supreme Court’s intervention. The PTI leader said the people of Swat actively participated in the protest and that was why he visited the district to thank them. He said his party would not backtrack till the country got rid of corruption and nepotism.

 

Four killed in Haripur accident

By our correspondent

HARIPUR: Four persons were killed in a collision between a truck and car near Kholiyan Bala on Monday.Sara-e-Saleh Police said that a car (LHC 6) was on way to Abbottabad from Haripur when a truck coming from the opposite direction collided with it head-on.As a result, four occupants of the car sustained injuries.They were moved to the hospital where all were pronounced dead. Those killed were identified as Hussain, resident of Mardan, Wazir, Noor Zaman and Nasir Laeeq, residents of Swabi.

 

Two rockets fired at FC check posts in

Dera Bugti

DERA BUGTI: Miscreants on Monday fired rockets on FC check posts in Dera Bugti.Two rockets were fired by miscreants from an unknown direction targeting FC check posts located in the area. However the rockets hit an open area. No loss of life or property was reported.FC launched a search operation in the area to arrest the miscreants after the rocket attack.

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