Tailor routs millionaire in PTI election
KOHAT, Feb 4: A tailor has been elected district president of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) by defeating a millionaire in the intra-party elections.
According to results of PTI intra-party elections, Hamayun Pehlawan, a tailor by profession, and Mohammad Arif, who sells snacks at his stall, have been elected district president and Lachi tehsil president, respectively, of the party.
PTI chairman Imran Khan while congratulating the new office-bearers expressed the hope that candidates belonging to middle class would be fielded in the general elections to steer the country out of the present crises. He said that he would award tickets to those candidates, who could not be corrupted and could resolve problems of people.
According to observers, election of poor candidates in the PTI intra-party polls has shocked local leaders of other political parties.
TMA: The Kohat Bar Association has issued a legal notice to the tehsil municipal officer (TMO) for appointing non-local youth instead of local people on vacant posts in the municipal administration.
The president of lawyers action committee, Samiullah Khan, and secretary general Masoodur Rehman mentioned in the notice the names and designations of the three persons, who were transferred from Peshawar Town-III and appointed on different posts in Kohat TMA.
In this regard a meeting was held wherein they asked the TMO to remove immediately the outsiders as it was the right of the local people to serve in TMA otherwise legal action would be taken against him.
Meanwhile, the residents of Shakardarra have demanded of the oil and gas companies, working in the area, to provide them with jobs.
The elders of the area set a 10-day deadline for the companies to provide jobs to local people otherwise they would launch a protest against them.