Wana airport reopened
PESHAWAR, May 14: Peshawar Corps Commander Lt-Gen Khalid Rabbani visited frontline posts in South Waziristan Agency to review security arrangements.
According to an ISPR press release issued on Monday, Lt-Gen Rabbani also reviewed progress of work on various development projects initiated by the army.
He was given a briefing by general officer commanding Wana Division on the development schemes in communication, education, health, agriculture and irrigation sectors in South Waziristan. The corps commander also inaugurated Wana airport and appreciated the efforts and technical expertise of the FWO for making the airport functional in record time for both commercial and military purposes.—Bureau Report
PML factions asked to unite
MINGORA, May 14: Provincial vice-president of Pakistan Muslim League-Like-Minded Dr Shamsur Rehman has said the party leadership has awarded him ticket and named a potential candidate for PK-85 Swat in the coming general election.
He told this to reporters after a meeting with PML-LM central leader Salim Saifullah Khan. He appreciated the party leadership for forging electoral alliance with the PML-N. He said all factions of PML should unite to make governments in all the four provinces and the centre.Dr Shamsur Rehman has started mass contact programme and will soon hold meetings with party workers, elders, friends and sympathisers.—Correspondent
Killing of ulema condemned
PESHAWAR, May 14: The activists of Jamiat Talba Islam on Monday staged a protest demonstration at Sher Shah Suri Road against the ‘target’ killings of Maulana Syed Mohsin Shah, Maulana Gul Naseeb and Maulana Aslam Shekhpuri.
The demonstrators were carrying banners and placards inscribed with anti-target killings slogans. Hafiz Arshad, provincial president of JTI, and district president Qari Waqar were leading the protesters.
Talking to media men they said the killing of religious scholars was the result of pro-American policies. They added through a planned conspiracy religious scholars were being killed, which was condemnable. They demanded early arrest of those
involved in the killings.—Bureau Report
PTI plans long march
PESHAWAR, May 14: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is making preparations to ensure participation of maximum of the workers in the scheduled public meeting at Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi on May 27, to force the convicted Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to tender resignation from his office.
Speaking at a press conference at Peshawar Press Club on Monday the former PTI’s provincial president Asad Qaiser said the party’ Chairman Imran Khan had directed the workers to make preparations for a long march on Islamabad. “Imran Khan has called all PTI workers across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for a long march on Islamabad if convicted prime minister did not tender his resignation ethically,” he said.—Bureau Report
PESHAWAR, May 14: The provincial government’s Special Development Unit (SDU) held a month-long technical training for under privileged youth in Swabi district.
The SDU with the support of UNDP and a non-governmental organisation, Blue Veins, provided one month mobile repair training to youth under Refugee Affected and Hosting Area (RAHA) programme, according to a press release issued here on Monday.
Quality mobile repair training was provided to the project beneficiaries starting from basics to chip level as a career in mobile repairing today is one of the most in demand and is a choice among technical or vocational fields.—Bureau Report
Journalists hold rally
MANSEHRA, May 14: The journalists took out a rally against the provincial government for what they called blocking public advertisements of a local daily to punish it for its independent editorial policy. The rally started and culminated at the press club after marching through various roads in the city.
The participants who were holding banners and placards also raised slogans against the provincial government and its ‘media crushing’ polices and demanded lifting of the ban.
“We are being punished by the provincial government for coverage of the movement of the Hazara province by blocking advertisements for last two months,” said Masood Shoak, the editor of the daily.—Correspondent
Demo against outages
MARDAN, May 14: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf, Mardan chapter, on Monday staged a protest demonstration at the Kachehri Chowk against excessive loadshedding, deteriorating law and order situation, unemployment, corruption and police highhandedness.
The protesters led by former MNA Khawaja Mohammad Khan Hoti, started march from the Chatu Chowk, and after passing through various bazaars, held protest demonstration at the Kachehri Chowk. The protesters were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans against the federal and provincial governments as well as Wapda and police.
Sports gala concludes
PESHAWAR, May 14: The four-day annual sports gala concluded at the Khyber Girls Medical College, Peshawar on Monday. Principal of the college Prof Dr Mohammad Zubair Khan gave away prizes.
The sporting event included table tennis, badminton, sack race, cricket and treasure hunt. In the tug of war, teachers from clinical side beat teaching staff from the basic sciences.
In individual contests, Sundas Shaukat from 4th year, won the table tennis event, badminton was won by a 3rd year student, Khiraj. —Bureau Report
DIRECTOR of Quaid-i-Azam group of colleges Abdul Waheed Khan will speak at ‘Mulaqat’ programme of Khyber Union of Journalists at Peshawar Press Club at 11:30am.