PESHAWAR: A senior leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) from North Waziristan, Maulana Abdur Rehman Kabalkhel, died in Islamabad on Wednesday.

Maulana Abdur Rehman Kabalkel was ailing during last days of his life and was at the house of his brother, Colonel Gul Rehman, in Islamabad, when he died. He was political active in the tribal districts, particularly in North Waziristan tribal district. He was considered very close to the JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. He used to play important political role in the merged districts.

The funeral prayer of Abdur Rehman Kabalkhel will be held in Shewa tehsil, Alam Zaman Khan Kot, today (Thursday) at 5:00pm.

Technician dies of coronavirus in Kurram

A senior technician at Tehsil Hospital Sadda, Kurram tribal district, has died of coronavirus.

The senior dispenser, Ashraf Gul, was receiving treatment at the Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC) in Peshawar. Deputy Commissioner Kurram Shah Fahad said the test of Ashraf Gul came back as positive 10 days ago and he died during treatment at the HMC on Tuesday.

The deputy commissioner said two more doctors of the Sadda Hospital had also contracted coronavirus. He said both the doctors have recovered from the disease now.

A total of three deaths have been reported in Kurram tribal district from coronavirus, while 64 others have been infected, according to the official data provided by the KP Health Department. As many as 26 patients have recovered from the disease in the district, the data shows.

Coronavirus in tribal districts

Among the other tribal districts, South Waziristan has reported three cases and zero deaths, while the three patients have recovered fully, which means that there is no active virus case in the district.

In North Waziristan, eight cases have been reported so far, while no death has been reported. Six patients have recovered and active cases are two. Orakzai has reported nine cases and zero deaths. No patient has recovered fully from the disease, the KP government’s data shows.

Bajaur has reported 10 deaths and 177 cases, including 14 during the last 24 hours. 70 patients in the district have recovered so far. Khyber district has reported three deaths and 160 cases, while Mohmand has reported one death and 18 cases.