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Man killed on road KHAR, Nov 26: A man was killed while 15 others were injured in a road accident in Nawagai area here on Tuesday.

Local administration officials said a passenger bus going to Karachi from Khar plunged into a deep ravine near Nawagai while taking a sharp turn. As a result, a passenger died on the spot, while 15 others, mostly children and women, were injured.

Officials and local residents reached the site soon after the accident and shifted the injured to the agency headquarters hospital, where doctors said that the condition of seven injured was critical.-Correspondent Traders seek compensation KOHAT, Nov 26: The traders who suffered losses during last week`s rioting in Kohat are skeptical about receiving compensation from the government in view of its track record.

The local administration had asked a jirga comprising members of both the sects to assess the damages caused during rioting so the compensation could be paid to the affected people.

MNA Shehryar Afridi at a press conference a few days ago had said that as affected people didn`t believe in government estimates of the damages, the task was given to the jirga However, the affected traders also expressed doubts over the ability of jirga to carry out the task fairly.Correspondent Doctoral programme UPPER DIR, Nov 26: The Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Sheringal (SBBUS) on Monday launched doctoral programme to promote higher education in the backward district.

Speaking on the occasion, assistant registrar Anwar Zada said vice chancellor Professor Khan Bahadar had been making strenuous efforts to make the university one of the best institutions of higher learning in the country.

`The doctoral programme is a major achievement in this regard,` he said.

Mr Zada, who is also PRO of the university, said the VC had singed several agreements with Turkish universities to upgrade SBBUS`s capacity. He said work had been started at a modern library which had already been provided with thousands of books to facilitate students in research and studies.

Mr Zada said the university had already established two campuses, one each in Wari, Upper Dir and Chitral.

He said the university was constructing a rest house at Jaz Banda, a tourist location.-Correspondent `Terrorist`s` severed head found PESHAWAR, Nov 26: The severed head of a suspected terrorist was recovered near Badhber police station here on Tuesday.

The head was of Asfandyar, resident of Banukhel, Badhber village, an of ficial of the police station told Dawn.

`Asfandyar was wanted to police in several incidents of militancy,` he said.

The official said that the assassinated terrorist had also remained in jail for some time in some cases. However, he was released later on.

Police registered case against unknown persons.-Bureau Report Profiteers arrested PESHAWAR, Nov 26: Peshawar district administration on Tuesday arrested 19 persons for violation of meat-holiday and selling underweight rotis.

Deputy Commissioner Peshawar Syed Zaheer-ul-Islam took action after complaints that butchers in Karkhano market were selling meat and steaks in violation of meat-holiday, according to a press release issued here.

On Mr Islam`s directives, additional assistant commissioner (AAC-III) arrested 10 violators. He also arrested nine bakers for selling underweight rotis.-APP New DG prosecution PESHAWAR, Nov 26: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has posted Asmatullah Khan, OSD establishment department, as Director General Prosecution, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, against the vacant post, according to a notification issued by the establishment department here on Tuesday.-APP Release of salaries ordered PESHAWAR, Nov 26: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai has directed the concerned authorities to release salaries to lady health workers immediately.

He also directed provision of medicines, bags and other essential equipments to LHWs.

He was chairing a meeting of health department here on Tuesday. DFID delegates also attended the meeting.

MrYousafzai said LHWs should not suffer further as they had already been facing great troubles due to non-payment of salaries.

Talking about reforms in health department, the minister said as public representatives they would fulfill their obligations regarding masses` welfare.

He said the poor masses had given the mandate of change to the present provincial government and that his government was mindful of the issues people were facing regarding health delivery.

He said proposals and suggestions to improve working of the health department would also be included in the under process health policy of the provincial government.-APP