The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to regularise contract employees in the upcoming fiscal budget for the next year. Media reports said the provincial government has taken this decision in the light of the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Peshawar High Court.
After broadcast of a news by TNN, 400 students of Government Girls High School in Ajmeera area of Battagram have received free of cost textbooks. TNN correspondent said the books were distributed among the students by District Education Officer for Women, Abida on Wednesday. The local people have expressed happiness over distribution of books among the female students.
A three-day exhibition at the Peshawar Archives Library concluded on Thursday. The purpose of the exhibition was to provide entertainment to people and show a positive picture of Peshawar to the world. Archives Library Director Zahirullah said 15 stalls of paintings, clothes, calligraphy, designing, books and food were set up at the exhibition which attracted a lot of visitors.
Peshawar Police have closed Karkhano Market over non-payment of property tax due to which the people are facing many difficulties. Police said the market has been closed as the shopkeepers are not willing to pay property tax to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government.
The Awami National Party (ANP) has rejected the committee formed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister for probing allegations of corruption against Provincial Finance Minister Muzaffar Said by the Bank of Khyber. Addressing a press conference at Peshawar Press Club on Thursday, the ANP leaders Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Syed Aqil Shah and Sardar Hussain Babak said a judicial commission headed by the Peshawar High Court (PHC) chief justice should be formed to probe allegations against the provincial minister.
Unidentified thieves in excise police uniforms have looted a truck loaded with gas cylinders in Nowshera. Police said the incident happened near double railway crossing in Risalpur on Wednesday. The fake excise officials stopped the truck and took money and mobile phones from the driver and cleaner for ‘investigation’.
The people of Lakki Marwat on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration in Shahbazkhel Adda area against appointment of non-local people on the Class-4 jobs in the Local Government Department. The protesters blocked Indus Highway leading to Karachi due to which a massive traffic jam was witnessed and the commuters and transporters faced trouble.
A welfare organisation on Wednesday organised a walk in Talash area of Lower Dir to create awareness among the people about importance of education and enrolment campaign. A large number of students, teachers, local bodies representatives and other people from different walks of life participated in the walk organised by Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation.
The people living in Qazianwala Mohalla of Muslim Bazaar in Dera Ismail Khan are facing difficulties due to lack of drainage system in the street. The local people told TNN that due damaged drainage system, polluted water remains stagnant in the streets which has not only damaged the route but also serves as a breeding place for mosquitos which may cause diseases among the residents.
Al-Khidmat Women Trust on Wednesday distributed school uniforms, bags and books among 150 deserving girls students and Rs30,000 among 20 other students. A ceremony in this regard was arranged at a local hotel in Gulbahar area of Peshawar. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Local Government Inayatullah was the chief guest at the ceremony.
The newly constructed road from Chakdara to Timergara in Lower Dir was opened for traffic on Wednesday. Member National Assembly Sahibzada Muhammad Yaqoob inaugurated the road at Shakeel Shaheed Chowk in Timergara. The 41-kilometre road has been completed with the cost of Rs350 million.
The Metrological Department has predicted rain in Malakand and Hazara divisions and some other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the next 24 hours. The Met Office has also forecast scattered clouds in various areas of FATA.