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Jirga demands judicial probe into Kohat riots

KOHAT, Dec 1: Expressing no-confidence in police inquiry, a jirga of Shia community constituted after Nov 18 riots has demanded of the government to conduct inquiry into the Kohat arson and killing case by serving judges of the Peshawar High Court.

Mazhar Ali Shah advocate, central secretary general of Fiqa-i-Jafria Pakistan who was arrested and released in Kohat when protesters condemning Rawalpindi incident were attacked said that they would only trust the PHC judges inquiry into the riots.

He said that shops worth millions of rupees were set ablaze by a group and alleged that police sided with such elements.

He said that the community suf fered millions of rupees losses in arson and looting of their shops by outsiders who were not local people.

He expressed his no trust in the inquiry being conducted by the police investigation department.

Meanwhile, the four persons arrested for firing and killing of two men, including a policeman, were sent to prison after their 15-day remand ended on Sunday.

PESCO BOARD: Former district nazim Engr. Malik Asad has been made chairman of the board of directors of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco).

Mr Asad is the senior vice-president of PML-N, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and had contested for National Assembly seat from Kohat in 2013 elections. He has taken charge of his new assignment.

He is a renowned constructor and owns a company.

On this occasion, he said that he would try to minimise electricity loadshedding in the province. He warned the power thieves to shun the practice and the meter readers to stop taking bribe. He said that electricity worth billions of rupees was being stolen every month in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which was the reason for heavy losses. -Correspondent