NEWS IN BRIEF
Two killed in Chitral CHITRAL, Oct 14: Two persons died in different incidents here on Monday.
District police spol(esman Inspector Buzurgud Din told Dawn that a bulldozer operated by Sadiqullah fell into the Chitral River when heavy boulders hit it during excavation work on the under-construction Baroghil road at Yarkhun, killing the operator. In the second incident, he said, Maulana Hussain Ahmed of Jughoor village drowned in the Chitral River whose body was later recovered by the local police and handed over to heirs.-Correspondent Woman dies in `accidental` fire CHARSADDA, Oct 14: A woman was killed when she was allegedly hit by a bullet accidentally fired by her sevenyear-old son in Phatak Koroona area here on Monday.
Azizullah, brother-in-law of the victim, lodged a report with the police, saying his seven-year-old nephew, Abid, was playing with a 12-bore gun in the house when it accidentally went off, hitting his mother. She died instantly. According to villagers, the deceased woman belonged to Chitral.
Meanwhile, members of Tangi tehsil bar association on Monday boycotted court proceedings to protest killing of the security in-charge of the district and sessions court, head constable Sher Ali Khan.
The lawyers held a meeting and offered Fateha for the departed soul.They demanded of the district administration to arrest the killers immediately.-Correspondent College`s centenary celebrations SWABI, Oct 14: Mohammad Ijaz Khan, the grandson of Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan, the founder of Islamia College Peshawar, will grace the grand final ceremony of 100 years celebrations of the college being held on October 25 and 26.
Mr Ijaz told Dawn here that being the grandson of Sir Sahibzada he was ready to render sacrifices for the college and the Islamia College University. `We are proud of the contributions our grandfather made for Pakhtuns,` he said.
Meanwhile, founding president of the college`s senior alumni association, Islamabad chapter, Amir Usman told this correspondent on phone from Islamabad that the college management had set up different committees to finalise arrangements for the ceremony. `I`m also a member of the main committee tasked with overseeing preparations for the event and performance of all other committees,` he said.
He said they were in contact with Mr Ijaz to grace the ceremony.-Correspondent Protest against Levies men GHALANAI, Oct 14: Residents of Ghalanal Yousaf Khel village on Monday blocked the main Peshawar-Bajaur road outside Mohmand Press Club here against the Levies personnel for raiding their houses.
They were holding black flags and shouting slogans against the political administration and the paramilitary force. The protesters said Levies men entered their houses without permission during a search operation and misbehaved and abused the inmates. They said such an action was against tribal norms.
They said the political administration arrested tribesmen under the collective responsibility clause of the FCR, but even then raids were continuing. The protesters criticised local representatives for not resolving their problems.
The tribesmen lifted the road blockade after the Khasadar Force official Major Jan Mohammad assured them of heeding to their demand.
Later, the elders met APA Ghalanai Jamshed Khan and requested him to release the tribesmen. Mr Khan released six tribesmen on the occasion.-Correspondent Women role in development KARAK, Oct 14: Former provincial minister and PML-N leader Fareed Tofan has said no society can progress without active participation of women in development process.
He was addressing a seminar held at Town Hall here on Monday under the aegis of a non-governmental organisation. He stressed that the women should be given an opportunity to participate in the uplift of the country.
He claimed that one of the reasons of backwardness was the denial of basic rights to women.Mr Tofan urged the government to devise such policies which guarantee women participation in country`s progress. `They should also be given equal opportunities of education,` he added.
He regretted that the women participation in election process was not so healthy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and demanded their active participation in the electoral process to strengthen democratic norms. The PML-N leader appreciated NGOs` role in development projects.-Correspondent Journalists get threatening letter MANSEHRA, Oct 14: The office-bearers of Mansehra Press Club on Monday received a threatening letter from unidentified people that the press club would be blown up.The president and secretary general of the press club, who received the letters separately, got an FIR registered against the unknown persons in the city police station.
`We received a letter addressed to the president and me in which the senders threatened to blow the club building as it was being used for immoral activities,` said Mr Ibrar, secretary general of press club, while speaking to this correspondent. The city police started investigation to apprehend the accused.-Correspondent Installation of gas meters KOHAT, Oct 14: Kohat division commissioner on Monday asked the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) to complete installation of 1,000 meters in the specified 45 days and solve low gas pressure problem in Karak.
He was speaking at a meeting at his office here on Monday attended by Karak deputy commissioner, general manager of SNGPL and local elders. He sought progress report of installation of meters within 15 days from the SNGPL.
The commissioner directed the SNGPL to send within a week legal notices to the consumers who had removed meters and were not paying monthly bills regularly. He said SNGPL should be provided foolproof security during removal of meters.-Correspondent Students hold demo LANDI KOTAL, Oct 14: Scores of protesting students in Jamrud the other day demanded an increase in number of seats at the localcollege as over a hundred students could not get admission due to shortage of seats at the institution.
The affected students staged a protest demonstration at the Bab-i-Khyber and later went to the offices of the agency education officer where they submitted their demands to the concerned officials.
The students demanded of the Fata Education Directorate and Khyber political agent to increase seats in Government Degree College, Jamrud to accommodate poor students.
A student leader, Rehman Shah Afridi said Fata Education Directorate had no effective strategy to accommodate the students in local colleges.
He said 150 students were denied admission in different classes, adding college management failed to implement orders regarding starting second shift.-Correspondent