According to official sources the kidnappees were handed over to local administration on the border of South and North Waziristan.
The officials were working on the Gomal Zam dam project when they were kidnapped two years ago, adding that the tribal elders in South Waziristan played an important role in securing safe release of the officials.
The Gomal Zam Dam was inaugurated in South Waziristan by Water and Power Minister Khawaja Asif, along with the US Ambassador Richard Olson and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) governor Shaukatullah Khan the other day. Governor KP Shaukatullah Khan said in a statement that it was a big achievement for the government.
A month after their kidnapping, a faction of the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) released a video of the abducted employees pleading to the government to fulfill the militants' demands and arrange for their safe release.
The release took place in South Waziristan region on Saturday after successful negotiations between a tribal jirga and the militants. - APP
PESHAWAR: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javaid Abbasi has expressed deep concern and sorrow over the outbreak of congo virus and deaths from the disease in Hazara division and demanded of the provincial government to take concrete steps to control the epidemic.
He expressed these views during his visit to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Thursday to inquire about the health of two congo virus patients namely Muhammad Yousuf and Muhammad Asif belonging to Abbottabad district.
The deputy speaker expressed resentment on negligence and carelessness towards congo virus patients on the part of staff of Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad and lack of diagnostic and treatment facilities in the hospital for the victims of virus. - INP
ABBOTTABAD/ Dawn: Provincial Minister for Health Shaukat Yousafzai has said that the government is launching a comprehensive health delivery system from September 2 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after which people will be able to see marked improvement in facilities provided by the government hospitals.
This he said while speaking at Ayub Medical Complex Hospital on Thursday where equipment and funds worth Rs50 million were donated by an NGO, Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI), to the complex and of Rs20 million worth to the district headquarters hospital, Abbottabad.
PESHAWAR: The Pink Ribbon will mark October as the breast cancer awareness month, during which it will sensitise the people regarding the breast cancer and inform them about the devastating effect it can have not only on the individual but on the family and community if it is not identified and treated at an early stage.
PESHAWAR/Dawn: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department is devising a comprehensive strategy under which information would be provided to people in local languages to increase awareness of benefits of vaccines and protect children against nine childhood diseases, including polio.
“We are working on a plan to design messages in Pashto, Hindko and local dialects for specific areas and targeted population. The move seeks to create demand for vaccination. People would also be given information about immunisation in their local languages through advertisements in print and electronic media,” officials said.
They said that presently the advertisements concerning vaccination were being prepared for audience at the national level, which failed to reach local populations.