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Motorcyclist killed CHARSADDA, Dec 3: A motorcyclist was killed and his colleague injured in a road accident in Ibrahimzai area here on Tuesday.

Afsar Ali of Faqirabad died on the spot while Niaz Mohammad of Kaptan Korona received serious wounds when their motorbike collided with a rickshaw in Ibrahimzai, Sra Dheri area.

The injured was taken to DHQ hospital. The deceased Afsar Ali was a soldier in Pakistan Army and presently was on leave.

In another incident, Haroon and Mamond opened fire on a shopkeeper when he refused to give them free cigarettes in Rajar area. As a result the shopkeeper, Lugman, got injuries and was taken to hospital. The accused managed to escape the area.

The injured registered FIR against the accused. Correspondent Investment potential in KP PESHAWAR, Dec 3: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for consistency and cohesive approach in official policies for promoting trade and business in the province.

This was stated by the chamber`s president Zahidullah Shinwari while talking to a delegation of the National Institute of Management Sciences, Islamabad, which called on him here on Tuesday, according to a press release.

Mr Shinwari apprised the participants about the investment opportunities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, calling for involving trade and business circles in preparing official policies.

The chamber president said KPCCI was working on preparing a strategy for revival of sick industrial units in the province.

On this occasion, a documentary on investment opportunities in KP was also played to give an overview of business trends and future possibilities to the delegates.

They were briefed about the investment opportunities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa`s hydel power generation sector and its positive impact on industrial activities and job creation.

-Bureau Report Audit complex at Peshawar PESHAWAR, Dec 3: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will get an audit complex to be established at Peshawar with an investment of over Rs105 million.

The plan to establish the complex was granted approval by the Central Development Working Party at its meeting at the Planning Commission, Islamabad, according to an official handout issued here on Tuesday.

The new building will accommodate all those units/sections of the audit department that are currently working out of the rented premises in Peshawar.

The huge amount of money spent on rent has necessitated the construction of the government`s own office accommodation in the provincial capital. -Bureau Report Tournament concludes LANDI KOTAL, Nov 3: Pak Afridi team won the All Khyber Peace Cricket Tournament by defeating Pak Khyber team in the final match on Tuesday.

Winning the toss and batting first, Pak Khyber managed to score 76 runs in the allotted 15 overs at loss of seven wickets. In reply, Pak Afridi team reached the target with two overs to spare, losing four wickets in the process.

Earlier, Pak Khyber defeated the Muslim club, while Pak Afridi edged passed Super Kings in the semi finals.

A total of 37 teams from three tehsils of Khyber Agency took part in the two week long tournament which was played at Bakarabad ground.

Kiramat and Amanullah of Pak Afridi club were declared man of the match and man of the tournament, respectively.

Political tehsildar Asmatullah Wazir gave away prizes to the winning team. -Correspondent Bridge to open soon TIMERGARA, Dec 3: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister and leader of Jamaat-i-Islami Sirajul Haq has said that the newly constructed bridge at Chakdara would be opened to traffic by December end.

The minister inspected the bridge on Tuesday along with other party leaders. The NHA local authorities briefed him about the pace of work on the bridge.

NHA general manager in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Abdul Samad, MNAs Sahibzada Yaqub Khan, Sahibzada Tariqullah and Junaid Akbar were also present on the occasion.

Later, talking to reporters, Sirajul Haq said that the road from Chakdara to Chitral had great importance as it could link the region with Central Asian States. He said the provincial government was planning to widen the 220km road from Chakdara to Chitral and from Chitral to Tajikistan.

The minister said that feasibility report of two bridges in Talash was in final stage. -Correspondent Schools closed in Battagram PESHAWAR, Dec 3: Special monitoring team of chief minister on education has taken notice of the closure of 27 girls educational institutions in Battagram district and directed initiation of action against those receiving salaries without performing duty.

The notice was taken during a visit of the head of the monitoring team Hussein Zada to the educational institutions.

Additional secretary, agriculture and livestock and provincial director livestock (production) also accompanied him.

Mr Zada expressed surprise over lack of boundary wall around girls college Battagram and directed for its immediate construction.

He also directed that deficiency of lecturers in the college be removed. He also called for discouraging trend of copying among students.-APP