KP govt declares merged districts sessions divisions

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home & Tribal Affairs Department issued a notification declared the tribal districts — Khyber, Mohmand, Bajaur, Orakzai, Kurram, Northern Waziristan and South Waziristan — as sessions divisions.

Furthermore, the seven subdivisions, namely Hassankhel, Darra Adamkhel, Wazir, Bhittani, Drazanda and Jandola were declared as part of the sessions divisions, namely Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, DI Khan and Tank, respectively.

Another notification issued from the Chief Minister house on Saturday also given approval for the establishment of the session and civil courts in merged districts. “In the first phase, the workforce will be hired for the session and civil Courts,” said the notification quoting the Chief Minister. “The annual cost of the new Civil and session courts will be Rs 545 million.”

The chief minister said that this will enable the government to ensure justice to the people of tribal areas like other parts of the country.  The Chief Minister has also given approval for hiring judges and other auxiliary staff for all the courts to be set in seven tribal districts of the province.

For the seven tribal districts, a total a total of 07 senior civil judges in grade 19 while 24 civil judges in grade 18 will be hired by the KP government. There will seven Districts and session judges in grade 21, while 14 Additional districts and session judges in grade 20 for the tribal districts.

Watchman injured in shooting

PESHAWAR: A security guard of the Mari petroleum company was shot injured in Spin warm area of the North Waziristan on Saturday. The security officials said that Noor Zali Khan was on duty when unknown persons opened fire on him due to which he was injured.  The culprits after committing the crime escaped from the crime scene.

Noor was rushed to Combined Military hospital (CMH), Bannu where his condition is stated to be out of danger. The security forces have registered the case on the complaint of the victim and started further investigations into the case.