Category Archives: KPK

Local body elections declared unconstitutional in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The court gave a brief verdict on the petition filed for local body elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A three-member larger bench of the Peshawar High Court declared the election unconstitutional on an impartial basis.

He directed the Election Commission to hold Mohalla and Town Council elections as per party policy. The Peshawar High Court also directed the Election Commission to take necessary steps to hold elections on behalf of political parties.

Akram Khan Durrani of JUI-F, Inayatullah Khan of Jamaat-e-Islami and Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Khushdal Khan and Hamitullah Mayar have filed petitions against the local body elections. The court granted the petition in part.

State local government elections may be postponed following a court ruling.

According to Election Commission sources, the calendar will be affected after the decision to hold local government elections according to the contest. The Election Commission contacted the state government after the court decision, and the state government asked for time to discuss the court decision. The ECP said it would decide on the election calendar after consulting the government.

In this regard, Minister of State Kamran Bangash said that the next course of action was decided in the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday keeping in view the situation arising out of the Local Government Act, Election Commission and Supreme Court decisions. 

In addition, the government has restored local government accounting under the Local Government Act 2013. Following the instructions of Secretary Local Government Noorul Amin Mengal, guidelines for accounting operations have been issued to the CEO.

According to a local government spokesman, the competent authority will be responsible for transferring funds from the account established under the 2019 Act to the account created under the 2013 Act. Existing funds in your account will be transferred by cross check.

Local government revenue, PFC shares and taxes should all be transferred immediately to the bank account established in 2013. No more transactions can be made with bank accounts established under the Local Government Act 2019.

Employees’ salaries, pensions, electricity bills, petrol and other expenses will continue to be paid. Officers have been assigned direct debit responsibilities. According to the guidelines issued, local agencies can manage and manage finances without any hassle.

Visit of Friends|| Sarri || Haripur.

A gathering of Taxila’s political, social, and legal community in the village of Sarri on the outskirts of Haripur, entertaining guests with indigenous food.

Dassi chicken, mustard greens, lassi, butter, Afghani spinach, vegetable rice as well as seasonal Orange, red blood, and shakkri were served to the guests.

Member Punjab Assembly and Parliamentary Secretary. Malik TaimoorMasood Akbar, Leading Lawyer and Former President Bar Malik Sajjad Hussain Advocate, Syed Shahzada Imran Haider Naqvi, Advocate Mir Nasir Bilal, Member Cantt Board Malik Ehtesham Iqbal, Director Punjab Colleges Bawa Usman Gul, Leading Lawyer Asif Mukhtiar Butt, Syed Waqas Ali Naqvi Advocate, Bilal Ashraf Khan, Wasim Raza, Naveed Ashraf Khan, Malik Rafat Khan participated. On this occasion, political, social, and regional issues were discussed.

In the end, The historic period of the presidency of renowned lawyer Malik Sajjad Hussain Advocate, the wedding of Syed Waqas Ali Naqvi was celebrated.

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2 soldiers martyred, 2 terrorists killed in North Waziristan

North Waziristan: Two security personnel were martyred and two others were injured, while two terrorists were also killed in three separate incidents in North Waziristan tribal district on Saturday.

Local sources said the first incident happened in Garyum area of tehsil Dosali in which two soldiers, including an officer, were martyred in a clash with terrorists. The martyred soldiers were identified as Captain Sabih and Sepoy Naveed.

The bodies of the fallen soldiers were shifted to hospital, while a search operation was launched in the area by the security forces.

Another clash happened in Mir Ali tehsil where two security personnel were injured and two terrorists were killed. The sources said the clash happened in Inayat Kot, Salam Kot and Khushali areas. The injured soldiers were identified as Sepoys Muhammad Sharif and Zaheer.

Two terrorists, including a commander, were also killed in the clash. The bodies of the slain terrorists were taken into custody by the security forces and the injured soldiers were shifted to hospital. A search operation was also launched in the entire area by the security forces after the incident.

The third incident also happened in Mir Ali where a vehicle of the security forces came under bomb attack.

Sources said the security forces vehicle was attacked with a remote control explosive device at Bypass Road near Kot Abdul Manan. No casualty happened in the incident. The security forces launched search operation in the area. However, there was no word about any arrest.

Militants were driven out from the tribal districts in military operations, but still terrorists sometimes attack the security forces from their leftover hideouts. The security forces also conduct intelligence-based operations after receiving credible information about presence of militants to ward off any threat of future attacks.

On June 11, security personnel were martyred in firing by unknown miscreants in Mir Ali sub-division. A security check post was also blown up in the same area in a separate attack.

The firing incident and attack on check post happened a day after two soldiers were martyred and four others were injured in a remote control bomb blast on the security forces in Miranshah.

FIA has arrested an accused involved in filming women during delivery in Karak

The FIA Cyber Wing Deputy Director Tahir Khan said the accused, Inamullah, was an anaesthesia technician at a private clinic. The clinic owner said he had immediately sacked the technician when he came to know about his acts. He said the accused then tried to blackmail him through the videos.

The FIA said it has recovered 42 videos from the accused. A case has been registered against the accused and further investigation is underway.

GB doctors protest lack of PPEs, facilities in hospitals

GILGIT: The health professionals staged a protest sit-in here on Monday to demand provision of PPEs and availability of facilities for treatment of Covid-19 patients in hospitals.

The Protesters announced to continue their protest till acceptance of their demands.

Gilgit-Baltistan Grand Health Alliance had called the protest.

About 400 nurses, paramedical staff and doctors from all the districts of GB gathered outside the district headquarters hospital, Gilgit, and marched towards the Chief Minister’s House in Chinar Bagh, where they staged a sit-in blocking the River Road.

The protesters were wearing masks and holding banners inscribed with their demands.

Ejaz Ayub, former president Young Doctors Association, told Dawn that health professionals from across the region had been protesting for last one week for acceptance of their demands, but the government was unmoved.

He said it was injustice that the health professionals were not being provided incentives like other parts of the country. He said hospitals lacked capacity to treat coronavirus patients.

Another protester said doctors and the paramedics treating the Covid-19 patients in remote areas had no protection gear.

The doctors demanded construction of 100-bed hospitals in every district, payment of salaries to health professionals similar to other parts of the country, payment of incentives announced by Chief minister Hafeezur Rehman, regularisation of all contractual doctors, nurses and paramedics, promotion of health professionals under service structure and security of doctors in hospitals.

Meanwhile, the representatives of Grand Health Alliance met the chief minister to apprise him of their demands.

The chief minister assured them of resolving their issues within two days.