TANK: The first police station in the merged semi trial belt Jandola (Previously called FR Tank) has been established as District Police Officer Muhammad Arif formally inaugurated the police station by cutting the ribbon at a gracious ceremony on Monday.

The Station House Officer has been posted in the police station set up in Jandola. The inauguration ceremony was attended among others by elders of the area and levies personnel who have been merged into the KP police.

The DPO also pinned the badges of the rank of DSP, Inspector, Sub-Inspector, ASIs and Havaldar on the shoulders of the merged levies personnel.

The DPO in his address while congratulating the newly posted officials said that great responsibility of maintaining public order lied on their shoulders. Maintenance of peace and harmony was their prime responsibility, he said adding the provision of justice to the law-abiding citizens must be ensured.

RTI Act extended to merged districts, PATA

PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a bid to improve governance in the newly merged tribal district and Provincially Administrated Tribal Areas (PATA) has extended Right to Information (RTI) Act to those areas and directed public departments to appoint public information officers.

An official communiqué issued here Monday said that the provincial government was determined to ensure the provision of basic rights to people, good governance and transparency in the public organizations and extension of RTI to merged districts and PATA was a step in this regard.

It said that RTI would enable the local people of tribal districts to get all information related to the public departments including allocation of funds, developmental schemes, appointments, tenders and allotment of contracts through RTI.

It said that it would also improve governance in the merged districts besides enabling the people to have an eye on the performance of government departments, officers and officials.

Chief Commissioner RTI Hanif Orakzai has said that the commission has prepared a comprehensive plan to create awareness among masses in tribal areas regarding the importance of RTI, adding that the commissioner would arrange awareness seminars, TV and radio talk shows and other programs to sensitize public.