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Two ANP activists freed from Dir jail

By Our Correspondent 2016-08-19
TIMERGARA: The two activists of Awami National Party, arrested on the charges of interference in of ficial work of SNGPL, were freed from district jail, Timergara, on Thursday after a local court accepted their bail request.

Scores of party workers received the freed activists and brought them in a vehicular procession to the press club chowk.

The local authorities of SNGPL had registere d a case against the ANP Lower Dir activists Malik Sajjad Khan and tehsil councillor Saifullah Khan on alleged interference in their official work and mistreating them.

Both the activists were sent to jail after the court of district and sessions judge had rejected their bail before arrest confirmation two days ago.

The court of civil judge Hafiz Akbar Ali on Thursday accepted the bail request and ordered their release from the jail.

The party workers also chanted slogans against the local authorities of SNGPL and blocked the Timergara-Dir road for some time.

Speaking on the occasion, the ANP activists Malik Shafiullah, Malik Ali Bakht, Malik Iftikhar and others alleged that weak party organisation in Lower Dir had been the basic cause of workers` exploitation.

They alleged that SNGPL had been involved in distribution of illegal gas connections in the area. They demanded of the National Accountability Bureau to take notice of the irregularities in distribution of illegal gas connections in the district.

BUDGET: Tehsil nazim, Timergara, Riaz Mohammad on Thursday presented the council`s annual budget with a total outlay of Rs226.91 million for the year 2016-17.

The council meeting was presided over by naib nazim Asfandyar Khan.

All tehsil councillors, tehsil officer regulation Iqbal Hassan and tehsil ofñcer Knance Bacha Mohammad were also in attendance.

Speaking on the occasion, the nazim said that Rs79.52 million would be spent on development projects while Rs105.71 million had been allocated for non-development expenditure.

He said that the remaining R s41.68 million would be deposited in the council`s account and utilised for emergency expenditure.