Upper Dir incident caused a blow to peace talks: Nisar

Inti-state actors responsible for destabilising country, says Ch Nisar; no links between Mohajir Republican Army and MQM

Statesman Repor
ISLAMABAD: Speaking in the National Assembly Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali  said anti-state actors responsible for destabilising the country will not be allowed to stay in the country.
He said terrorists from Karachi have started moving to other places. He said since the start of the targeted operation in Karachi over 250 terrorists in small groups have entered North Waziristan.
He said the so called Mohajir Republican Army has no link with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. 
Referring to the recent tragic incident in Upper Dir‚ the minister said that it has caused a setback to the proposed peace talks.
Nisar said the government would take decisions on all important issues keeping in view national dignity, sovereignty and integrity.     
Discussing Karachi's situation, the interior minister said action in the city was started on the initiative of the federal government after taking on board the provincial government, MQM and all the other parties.
"It is for the first time in the history that action is being taken with the collaboration of federal and provincial governments of two different parties who are in the government and the opposition at the federal and Sindh level," Nisar said.
He expressed satisfaction at the outcome of action in Karachi and claimed that it was evident from reduction in the incidents of target killing and other crimes. 
"Terrorists are running out of Karachi and they would not find any place to hide and brought to justice. If we continue working like this then a day will come when the anti-state elements will completely be wiped out," Nisar said. 
He said the first phase of the action had not yet been completed and the rangers had got remarkable success. The operation would further be intensified in second and third phase.
"The rangers have conducted 400 targeted operations and over 1000 actions were done by the police," the interior minister informed.

NA passes resolution against Dir Upper attack

155 bullet proof cars purchased during last five years; resolutions adopted unanimously; ‘not a single PIA employee to be laid off’
Statesman Report
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Tuesday passed a unanimous resolution condemning the attack on the army officers and expressing deep sympathies with the bereaved families.
The resolution moved by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad stated that the House fully supports the Army in war against terrorism.
The resolution saluted the bravery of soldiers and called upon the government to recognize the sacrifices rendered by the soldiers in fight against terrorism.
Earlier replying to a call attention notice‚ Aftab said the government has decided not to lay off a single employee of Pakistan
International Airlines during the privatisation of 26 percent shares.
The National Assembly unanimously adopted five resolutions stressing the government to ensure the elimination of terrorism, abolishing of the system of mark up and taking steps to pull Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) out of crisis.
The resolution calling for the elimination of terrorism came a little over a day after the killing of two senior military officials and a soldier in Upper Dir in an attack claimed by the TTP.
Whereas, the resolution relating to revival of the PSM came as reports emerged stating that the production cycle at the country's largest industrial complex appeared to have come to a halt, mainly because of non-availability of raw material and severe financial crunch.
The resolutions were moved by Beelum Hasnain, Naeema Kishwer Khan and Saman Sultana Jaffri.
The fourth resolution was moved by Maulana Ameer Zaman emphasising the government to establish an agricultural university in Balochistan's Loralai region.
The fifth resolution was moved by Sher Akbar Khan urging the government to make arrangements for supply of Sui Gas to Buner district.
Federal Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar informed the lower house that during past five years 155 bullet proof vehicles were imported, of which 41 were duty free and purchased by important political figures, businessmen, trade institutions and embassies of various countries.
In accordance with the list submitted by Ishaq Dar in National Assembly, former President Asif Ali Zardari, PML-Q President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, Faryal Talpur, Najam Aziz Sethi, Malik Riaz, Deputy Speaker NA Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Nawab Aslam Raisani, Azam Khan Swati, and other political figures besides embassies of US, Japan, Kuwait, Afghanistan, UAE, France, UN, UK High commission, World Bank, Italian Consulate and businessmen were among the bullet proof vehicles importers.
US Embassy purchased remained the main importer with 21 vehicles, British High Commission stood second with three vehicles while former CM Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani purchased two bullet proof vehicles.

Floods wreak havoc in KP

Tariq Ullah

UPPER DIR/FP: Local Government Minister Inayat Ullah Khan visited Dir Town Bazaar Muhalla after the rain water entered the houses. He directed TMA chief to have the area drained while the minister assured that modern machinery would be given to Upper Dir District.

He also directed the district administration workers to be put on high alert and their holidays be canceled to meet the emergency.

Iftikhar Ali adds from Parachinar: Heavy rains affected the roads and houses, and destroyed the rice, maze crops, and other vegetables. The roads were in bad shape which caused hurdles in traffic.

Jamal Qamar adds from Bannu: Heavy rainfall destroyed the boundary wall of two houses while the roofs of two houses caved in. Flood in River Kurram affected the road and destroyed the bridge which caused traffic jams. Deputy Commissioner Bannu Ayaz and other officials directed the people and administration not to go near River Kurram and diverted the traffic.

Ghafoor Sheida adds from Matta: Village Arkot is once again under floods but the government and district administration controlled the situation and the lives of many people were saved. Since River Swat is under flood the Matta Khuwazakhel Road has come under water.

The contractor and concerned officials who made the road used bad material which was the reason for its bad shape.


Ban on fishing in Upper Dir

DIR BALA (APP): The District Magistrate Upper Dir has under section 144 Cr.PC imposed ban on fishing by using explosive materials and electric current in the district with immediate effect. This order shall remain in force for a period of one month from the date of its issue. Violation of this order is punishable under section 188 PPC.


Miegistrate visits Dir markets

Tariq Adil

Dir/FP: Executive Magistrate Abdul Wali Khan visited at Upper Dir Bazar Chukiyatan and Kotkay with the advice of Dupty Commissioner Abid Khan Wazir, the Executive Magistrate Abdul Wali Khan told to the shop keepers about the cleaness of bazar and uprising the some thing prices and also start the penalty of shopkeeper whos rising the prices without the Government permission..


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