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Alleged killer who escaped in 2012 jailbreak arrested

By Our Correspondent 2016-08-11
KARAK: Police here have arrested an alleged killer of three who had escaped during the Bannu jailbreak incident on April 15, 2012.

According to a statement issued by the office of district police officer here on Wednesday, Anwar Jamal, a resident of Mamakhel in Bannu, was travelling in a passenger coach when he was identiHed by local police during search of the vehicle near Karak toll plaza through Identity Verification System (IVS).

The statement said that Jamal was allegedly involved in the murder of three persons identiñed as Hazratullah, Zahidullah and Waheedullah and had escaped the prison during Taliban attack on the Bannu jail on April 15, 2012.

The DPO said that IVS was very effective system to trace criminals through recorded data.

WATER SHORTAGE: The residents of Karak city have criticised the tehsil municipal administration for acute shortage of drinking water.

The local political and social activists, including Tahir Iqbal, Khalild Khan and Haq Nawaz, told a meeting of elders here on Wednesday that of five TMA tube wells three had turned brackish and the remaining two could not fulfil the rising demand of the residents for water.

When contacted, an official of the Public Health Engineering Department, Karak, Asif Khan said that the total demand of Karak city was over 900,000 gallons per day and the TMA and PHED were providing only 267,000 gallons to the residents.

He said that the department was looking for new sources of water to fullfil the demand of the city.

The elders said that over 30,000 people of Karak city were forced to buy drinking water at Rs15 per gallon.

They suggested that the drinking water should be supplied to Karak city from Chambi dam or from Lawagher dam.

They urged the government to start work on Rs180 million project, which it had already announced.