LANDIKOTAL: All the trade centres in Landikotal, Khyber tribal district, are closed under the government directions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Only a few shops of food, vegetables, meat, fruit and medicines are open to make sure that people get food and medicines in case of any need. Assistant Commissioner Muhammad Imran and Additional Assistant Commissioner Shamsul Islam informed all the traders of Landikotal about the government decision about shutdown. They appealed to the people to stay at their homes to avoid the spread of the virus.

People of Landikotal are fully cooperating with the administration and all the markets are closed. Many people are staying at their homes, but some are also seen outside homes for different tasks.

Food package distributed

Keeping in view the needs of people amid the coronavirus lockdown, Shahid Shinwari, a local leader of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), distributed food package in Landikotal among the needy people.

Shahid Shinwari said the Pak-Afghan border at Torkham is closed for the last many days due to which many labourers have lost their jobs. He said many people living near the border are poor and they need immediate help to make ends meet. He distributed food package among 300 people.

The area people thanked the PTI leader for distributing ration in the hour of need. They urged the well off people to come forward and help the needy people as this is the time to help them.

3 arrested in Bannu over propaganda

Bannu Police have arrested three persons for singing a song that is termed as propaganda by the government against the anti-coronavirus efforts.

TNN correspondent reported that a poem sung by three persons in Bannu went viral on social media two days ago in which they allegedly made an attempt to mislead the people by terming the coronavirus as a ‘fraud’.

The district administration of Bannu took notice of the video and termed it propaganda against a national cause. The police took immediate action and arrested the studio owner Sajjad and two singers of the poem, Maulvi Abdul Jaleel and Maulvi Bilal.

‘Jamia Haqqania available for any service’

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) leader and Darul Uloom Haqqania deputy patron-in-chief Maulana Hamidul Haq Haqqani said the madrassa is available for quarantine or any other service needed to tackle the coronavirus emergency.

He said the madrassa teachers and students are fully cooperating with the government in awareness campaign. He appealed to the well off people to help the poor during the prevailing difficult situation. He also urged the people to fully cooperate with the government to overcome the crisis.