BANNU (INP): A mother and her daughter died and six other members of her family sustained injuries when the roof of their house collapsed because of heavy rain in Soordag area of Karak on Wednesday.
Police said the family was sleeping when all of a sudden the roof of the house caved in on them and the whole family was buried under the debris.
The rescue team and local people recovered two dead bodies and six injured from debris of the house.
The injured were shifted to DHQ hospital in Karak for treatment.
The provincial government will not let the lack of resources to hamper the early completion of these projects.
He expressed these views during a briefing given to him by the high ups of National Highway Authority (NHA) regarding the ongoing developmental projects of the federal public sector development programme (PSDP) in the province here on Thursday.
Chairman NHA Maroof Afzal and others briefed the Chief Minister about the progress so far made on these projects, position of funding and other related issues.
The Chief Minister directed the NHA authorities to expedite work on these projects and assured that the provincial government will extend all possible support and cooperation to the NHA for the early completion of the projects.
He urged upon the authorities to utilize all the funds released for these projects before the financial year close and to take necessary steps for the timely completion of the projects so that people could soon benefit from these projects.
The Chief Minister specially stressed on the early completion of the Lawari tunnel and Kalam road because people of the areas were facing difficulties. He directed the concerned authorities to fence the under construction Peshawar Northern By Pass in order to make it safe.
He expressed his dissatisfaction over the low quality of work on the service road of motorway M-1 and urged the NHA authorities to conduct an inquiry into the matter.
On this occasion it was suggested to the NHA authorities to work on an alternate road from Swabi to Malakand instead of constructing the proposed tunnel in the hills of Malakand as the alternate road is cost effective and it reduces the distance considerably.
It was told that the provincial government had already made the feasibility and PC-1 of the said alternate road.
Besides the high ups of NHA, the briefing was also attended by provincial minister for communication and works, Yousaf Ayub, Additional Chief Secretary Khalid Pervez, Secretary Planning & Development , Dr. Asad Ali and concerned quarters of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Highway Authority. - APP
Mardan (Online):Pakistan Tehreeks-e-Insaf (PTI) has issued showcase notice to the member of provincial assembly (MPA) of PK 25 Mardan-3 due to alleged corruption charges.
Sources told Online. Sources added that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) provincial office bearers has allegedly issued show case notice to member of provincial assembly (MPA) of PK 25 Mardan-3 Obaid Khan Mayar.
Sources added that some people put charges of corruption against the mentioned MPA. They said that the alleged corruption charges came in the notice of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and he order the provincial office bearers to issue show cause notice to the mentioned MPA and also conduct inquiry in this connection.
However when this correspondent contacted the local office bearers they said that they are also heard about the alleged charges of corruption of the mentioned MPA however they did not now that either the provincial office bearers has issued him show cause notice. When this correspondent contacted the MPA Obaid Khan Mayar he said that he ask the party provincial leadership and ministers that they should follow the merit in province and especially in Mardan district.
MINGORA: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Monday said the people of Kalam valley would get electric supply at half the Wapda price in the next summer after the revival and upgradation of the local hydropower unit.
He was speaking at a public meeting here following the inauguration of work on Kalam and Ashuran hydropower projects.
Provincial Chief Minister Pervez Khattak inaugurated the project by unveiling the plaque.
The two projects dysfunctional since 2008 are to be mostly funded by the European Union. The local population will also contribute funds to them.
Sarhad Rural Development Programme (SRSP) will execute the projects, which were earlier overseen by Small Hydel Development Organisation, recently made Pakhtunkhwa Hydel Development Organisation.
Pervez Khattak was chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the regional set up of Al-Haj Faw Motors industries at Ring Road in Peshawar. It merits a mention here that Al-Haj Faw Motors industries manufactures various types of trucks and passenger vehicles with a load capacity of one ton to sixty tons in collaboration with Chinese technology.
He termed the setting up of regional branch of Al-Haj Faw motors at Peshawar as an important progress to promote foreign and local investment and industrial activities in the province and remarked that such activities were direly needed in the poverty hit province while the provincial government was taking effective measures to create a conducive environment for bringing here maximum national and international investment.
He assured that the provincial government would not only extend all the required facilities to the local and foreign investors but would guarantee them all types of security. The Chief Minister described the venture of Al-Haj and Faw Motors as a milestone for the industrial growth in the province and assured all possible support to the company. Chairman Al-Haj group of industries, Al-Haj Shah Jee Gul said that the company manufactured trucks and other goods carriages with a load capacity of one ton to sixty tons at locally that suited the geographical terrain of the province.
He further told that the products of the company would also be exported to the neighboring country Afghanistan and the central Asian countries. Executive Director Al-Hajj Motors, Nadeem Ahmad Saleemi and country Manager Faw Motors Hang Shang highlighted the background, products, future plans and other aspects of the company. Earlier, the Chief Minister formally inaugurated the regional setup of the company by unveiling plaque.