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Man commits suicide in Haripur farmhouse

HARIPUR: A man committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in the farmhouse of a local landlord, police said here on Wednesday.

They said that Rafaqat, 45, a resident of Chamiyari village, was serving at the farmhouse of Rehman Gul, a local landlord of Hamlet Colony Ghazi.

On Tuesday evening, the landlord and local people spotted his dead body hanging from a tree and informed police.

Ghazi police shifted the body to tehsil headquarters hospital for autopsy.

Police and hospital sources said that preliminary investigation suggested that the man had committed suicide.

WATER CHARGES: The tehsil municipal administration here on Wednesday revised the water charges that were enhanced during the month of October.

According to a notification issued from the office of tehsil municipal officerhereonWednesday,theincrease in the monthly water charges for domestic and commercial consumerswas withdrawn following Haripur tehsil council unanimously adopted a resolution during its session held on September 15, 2022.

The TMA had increased the monthly water charges from Rs150 to Rs300 for domestic consumers while fee for commercial consumers was also enhanced by100 per cent. The decision had drawn resentment from the chairmen and councillors of the neighbourhood councils. They staged protests against it.

Earlier, the chairman Haripur tehsil council, Samiullah Khan, had clarified that the decision about increase in water rates was made months before his taking over as chairman and the provincial government had endorsed the increase owing to the financial crisis faced by TMA.

He said that it was the prerogative of the provincial government to reverse the decision.

Meanwhile, the downward revision of water fee by TMA was lauded by the chairmen and councillors. Correspondent