28 schools rebuilt under RAHA programme in Dir
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Progress on ongoing projects reviewed By Our Correspondent | 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
TIMERGARA: A total of 28 damaged schools and three hospitals have been reconstructed in the district under the Refugee Affected and Hosting Areas (RAHA) programme of the government.

RAHA representatives said this during a review meeting of the projects, which was chaired by deputy commissioner Irfanullah Wazir here on Tuesday. RAHA representatives Ilyas Khan and Imranullah; assistant commissioners of Timergara, Lal Qila Maidan, Adenzai and Samar Bagh; district education officer Mohammad Ibrahim; DEO (female) Zaibun Nisa; and officials of the health department attended the meeting.

Mr Ilyas told the participants thatreconstruction of 28 schools and three hospitals in two tehsils of the district had been completed, while work on the solar energy, road and water supply schemes was in progress. Mr Wazir asked the programme representatives to expedite work on the ongoing projects.

MAN KILLED: Unknown assailants stabbed one Rahim Zada, 40, to death in the hilly area at Macho Talash here on Tuesday, police and residents said.

They said that Mr Rahim had recently returned from Oman. The residents said that he had gone to a nearby hill for cutting firewood, but did not return home till late in the afternoon. Later, people informed Talash police that Mr Rahim`s body was lying in the hill.

The police have registered a case against unknown killers on the report of the victim`s father, Mohammad Hazrat.

Meanwhile, a 13-year-old boy, Farooq s/o Sher Zaman, a resident of Taranbala Maidan, has been missingfrom a seminary at Bandai Maidan since Aug 1, relatives of the boy told mediapersons here on Tuesday.

Another teenager Zakirullah, 16, has also been missing from Munda Jandol since Aug 10. Families of both the boys have appealed to the Lower Dir administration to help them in the search.

BABY FOUND ABANDONED: A newborn baby girl was found abandoned on Tuesday and later handed over to a childless couple of Hawa Dheral, Timergara.

Local people at the Timergara bus stand informed the police early on Tuesday that a newborn baby was lying in the waiting room.

The police along with traders` president Anwaruddin reached the spot and searched for the baby`s parents for over three hours, but they could not be traced. Later, the baby was handed over to a childless couple of Hawa Dherai, while the police signed an undertaking from the couple that it would take care of the baby like its own children.