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Three of family shot dead MIRAMSHAH, Nov 10: Three members of a family were killed by unknown assailants in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan on Sunday.

Local residents said unknown assailants entered the house of Sahil Rehman at midnight and opened indiscriminate fire on the inmates, killing Rehman, his wife and daughter on the spot. The accused managed to escape after the incident.

The reason behind the attack was yet to be known.Correspondent Crackdown against Pakistanis PESHAWAR, Nov 10: Expressing concern about the crackdown on Pakistanis in Saudi Arabia, Qaumi Watan Party chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao on Sunday asked the ministry of overseas Pakistanis and foreign of fice to take up the issue with the Saudi government.

In a statement here on Sunday, he said the Pakistanis, particularly those hailing from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, were very hard working people and had contributed a lot to the development of Saudi Arabia. `Action against them is beyond comprehension,` said the statement.

Expulsion of Pakistanis from Saudi Arabia would hit hard Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as hundreds of people from the province were working in various parts of the Kingdom.

`We appeal to the Saudi authorities to treat the Pakistani labourers leniently who have contributed tremendously to the Kingdom`s development. He said the people were earning livelihood and the Saudi government should facilitate them,` said Mr Sherpao.-Bureau Report Inflated power bills PESHAWAR, Nov 10: Residents of various localities of Katlang Mardan have complained against Peshawar Electric Supply Company for sending them inflated bills and demanded of the company chief to rectify the situation.

Talking to mediapersons here on Sunday, they said Pesco had made lives of power consumers miserable by sending them inflated monthly bills. They said people of Ghundo, Badar Banda and adjacent villages had lodged complaints with the Pesco Katlang subdivision in this regard, but to no avail.

`We are paying our monthly bills regularly but in return Pesco sends use inflated bills,` said a complainant.

He demanded of the Pesco Chief Executive Tariq Sadozai to replace the local staff for sending bills without reading power meters.-Bureau Report Poor student seeks help TIMERGARA, Nov 10: A poor student on Sunday appealed to philanthropists and well off people to help him get admission to the Khyber Medical University, Peshawar.

Talking to reporters here, Rahman Hussain, resident of Utala Dushkhel village, said he was even unable to afford admission fee. He said his father died when he was too young and that there had been no bread earner in his family.

Rahman got 798 marks in matriculation and 839 in FSc examinations.

After matriculation at a government school in his village, a private college at Timergara sponsored him for two years wherein he passed intermediate examinations.

He qualified EATA test for KMU, this year, and qualified for admission in pathology department on open merit. The student can be contacted on 0341-9549228.-Correspondent Traders demand compensation GHALANAI, Nov 10: Shopkeepers of Lakaro bazaar in Safi tehsil, who lost shops and hotels to militant activities and military operation four years ago, have demanded payment of compensation.

Around 130 shops, including stalls and hotels, were destroyed in violence, causing around Rs40 million loss to shopkeepers.

Shah Hussain, a shopkeeper, said his shop was demolished in 2009, depriving him of all means of income, but he was awaiting compensation. He said political administration conducted a survey and registered the demolished outlets but no compensation was given.

Umar, a hotel owner, said they had recently restarted their business by taking loans from relatives after getting disappointed by the government.

Another shopkeeper said his photocopy machine and electronic goods were burnt to ashes and now he was unable to starts business again.

Local officials said an international NGO had started surveying the damaged shops and houses Safi tehsil which will be reconstructed in near future.-Correspondent Man killed on road LAKKI MARWAT, Nov 10: A man was killed and five others, including three children, were wounded in two road accidents in Naurang town here on Sunday.

Eyewitnesses said that two men identified as Jannat Meer and Abdullah Khan were waiting for a passenger vehicle near Bhana Manjiwala when a van bound for Mianwali struck them. They said Abdullah died instantly while Jannat Meer sustained minor injuries.

In the other incident, a man, Umar Khan, and his three children were injured when a motorcycle they were riding collided with another motorcycle. They were shifted to hospital in Naurang town.-Correspondent Inter-school games conclude TIMERGARA, Nov 10: Different schools of Lower Dir won trophies and shields in the inter-school tournament which concluded here on Sunday.

District education officer Hafiz Mohammad Ibrahim expressed pleasure over peaceful conclusion of the sports` activities and congratulated the winner teams.

In a statement issued here, the DEO said competitions of major, minor and debates were held in different parts of the district, starting from October 22.

Mr Ibrahim said that the district winner teams would now be sent to inter-district tournament to show their talent at provincial level. He said sports were vital for mental health, physical fitness and entertainment of schoolchildren.

A large number of people enjoyed these games in their respective areas, said the education official.Correspondent PTI lawmakers` infight KARAK, Nov 10: Differences have cropped up between PTI MNA Nasir Khan Khattak and district president MPA Gul Sahib Khan over the alleged misbehaviour of the former with the elders of his (Sahib`s) constituency.

Party insiders said Mr Khattak had convinced the party high-ups, including CM Pervez Khattak, to revise oil and gas royalty funds` distribution formula and give 91 per cent share to oil and gas producing Banda Daud Shah tehsil,leaving only nine per cent to Karak tehsil with no share for Takht-i-Nusrti tehsil.

They said the MNA and MPA exchanged harsh words over the issue with the former denouncing the latter over misbehaving with elders of Karak tehsil, during a meeting. They said the MPA had also threatened to issue a show-cause notice to Mr Khattak. The sources said the MNA was confident to get major share for his hometown of Banda Daud Shah in the new formula.-Correspondent