PTI submits resolution on Hazara province

PTI MPAs from Abottabad, Qalandar Khan Lodhi, Mushtaq Ghani and Sardar Idrees submitting resolution for Hazara province at Provincial Assembly Secretariat. — Dawn File photo PESHAWAR/ Dawn Report: Three lawmakers of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf submitted a resolution with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Secretariat here on Friday, asking the federal government to create Hazara province by making relevant amendment to the Constitution.

MPAs from Abbottabad district, including the chief minister’s special assistant Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani, advisor Qalandar Khan Lodhi and parliamentary secretary Sardar Mohammad Idrees, submitted their joint resolution, which is expected to be tabled in the coming session of the assembly. Governor Engineer Shaukatullah on Friday summoned the assembly session on Tuesday next.

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Three accused of torturing journalist in Kohistan

KOHISTAN (INP): The police arrested on Saturday three accused involved in torturing reporter and cameraman of a private TV channel and ransacking in the office.

According to details, three culprits barged into office of a private TV channel located in main town of Kohistan and tortured the reporter identified as Umer Baccha and cameraman Bilal injuring them besides ransacking in the office.

The injured persons were shifted to Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital Bisham where wounded cameraman was referred to Mingora due to serious injuries.

The police upon getting the information reached the scene and arrested all the three accused who were being interrogated.

KP leadership ignoring us, PTI Hazara workers tell Qaiser

ABBOTTABAD (PPI): Workers and office bearers of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf burst upon the Provincial President and Speaker of Provincial Assembly Asad Qaiser in Eid Milan Party held at the divisional office of PTI on Sunday for neglecting the party workers and office bearers of Haripur, Mansehra, Battagram, Kohistan, Tor Ghar and Abbottabad districts by the PTI ministers and party leaders.

Asad Qaiser accompanied by Provincial Minister Ameenullah Gandapur was the chief guest at the reception which was attended by the workers of PTI from Hazara Division. Divisional President PTI Hazara Ali Asghar Khan presented the welcome address.

Annoyed workers and office bearers leveled serious charges on the provincial leadership of PTI with the remarks that they (Workers) were being ignored by the elected representatives, provincial ministers, special assistants and advisors who all giving no room to devoted workers of the PTI, their telephone calls were un-attended while they were not consulted on most of the important local issues, they were not taken on board by the provincial leadership.

It was future alleged that some of elected representatives were also involved in the grouping in the party and were working against the party manifesto which is harmful for the party .Strong reservations were shown on the duel office of party provincial leadership as they had no choice left to knock the doors and no efforts were being done to get in order the party affairs.

It was further added that recent by-elections are eye opener for the central and provincial command to act immediately and to remove the grievances of the workers otherwise party will be suffering.

Asad Qaiser while replying the heated remarks and speeches of office bearers of PTI Abbottabad, Haripur, Mansehra, Kohistan and others namely Qari Rashid Mehmood, Waseem Shezad Khattak, Kamal Ghazanvi, Shfaqat Ali Raja Safeer, Javed Swati, Niaz, Amrullah, Juma Khan, Shah Zareen and others tried to cool down the workers with the news that in coming local bodies elections, PTI would take each and every step after the consultation of district and tehsil bodies and had reminded that PTI provincial government which is currently facing some of uphill tasks like fight against terrorism , power crisis and poor law and order was in effort to bring all in order and assured that PTI would never let down the party workers who were the main assets of the party .

It should be noted that action of PTI government on the appointments of Law Officer has already attracted strong criticism from Peshawar, Swat and Hazara Insaf lawyers Forum two days back and it was linked with the by-passing the district bodies of the Insaf Lawyers Forum who had declared that merit was not followed at the time of appointment as lesser experience lawyers with low professional track record ware being appointed on the most important slots of Deputy Advocate Generals and Additional Advocate general of KPK government.

Militant leader held

BATAGRAM (APP): The police have arrested a militant commander Iqbal alias Qari Basit from inside a mosque at Gang Gori area in Batagram and seized parts used in making suicide jackets alongside arms and ammunition on Monday. District Police Officer said that the militant commander Iqbal and his cohort Eajz were taken into custody from a local mosque in Gang Gori area.

Five shot dead in firing

BATAGRAM: Five people were shot dead and four injured on Saturday when their companion opened indiscirimative fire on them in the mosque at Paashtoo Alie.According to police sources, the deceased were identified as Haider Ali, Sambar Ali, Jahangir Khan, Ahmed Ullah and Fazul Rehman. Injured were identified as Israr Ahmed, Shahban Khan, Wali Rehman and Sharbaz. They were shifted to district Batagram hospital for treatment.They belonged to Lucky Marwat and went Paashtoo Alie for preaching Islam. Preachers were sitting in the mosque after Asar pray, when their one companion named Rizwan Ullah annoyed and took out gun and opened indiscriminative fires on them. As a result, Five preachers died on the spot.Police handed over the bodies to their families after autopsy.Police arrested the accused and further investigation is underway.

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