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Bajaur admin bans sale of firecrackers, toy guns

Dawn Report 2016-07-04
KHAR/GHALANIA: The political administration of Bajaur Agency on Sunday banned the sale of toy guns and ñrecrackersintheregion and decidedto take strict action against people involved such business.

An official of the local administration told Dawn that the decision to ban sale of toy guns in the agency was taken during a meeting of senior officials with political agent Abdul Amir Khattak.

The participants showed their stratification over the law and order situation in the agency during Ramazan. The meeting was informed that there were reports that some miscreants could try to disturb the law and order situation in the agency, especially in bazaars during Ramazan, but the administration successfully foiled their attempt to sabotage peace.

It was decided that additional Levies personnel would be deployed at all bazaars and trade centres so that people could easily make their shopping for Eid.

Speaking on the occasion, the politi-calagentexpressedhisconcernoverthe sale of toy guns in the region. The meeting decided to ban the sale of toy guns in the agency. The decision would be implemented from Monday (today).

In Ghalanai, the residents on Sunday demanded of the administration to ban the sale of toy guns, substandard icecreams and chips which had flooded the local markets on eve of Eidul Fitr in Mohmand Agency.

They said that toy guns put negative impact on the minds of children, adding that due to the availability of toy guns children had started so-called fighting competitions, which was not a good omen for the society. They said that the local administration had failed to impose a ban on sale of such toys as well as substandard ice-creams and other foodstuff.

They demanded of the government to immediately ban sale of substandard chips and ice-creams in the tribal region.

Mohmand Welfare Organisation president Mir Afzal said that sale of toy guns should be strictly banned because they looked like real guns and attracted children towards weapons.