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Published Aug 16, 2012 02:39am

Two killed in Swabi

SWABI, Aug 15: Two people were killed and two other injured in two separate incidents here on Wednesday, police said.In Panjpir village, two rival families clashed with each other over a trivial issue.

In the ensuing exchange of fire a man identified as Gul Rehman was killed on the spot and his two nephews; Inab Khan and Aamir Khan were seriously injured. They were taken to a hospital in Peshawar.

Police have registered a case.

In another incident, Rasool Khan was shot dead over an old enmity when he was on his way to Swabi bus stand.

The deceased belong to Gar village of the Maneri Bala. Sherin Zada, brother of the deceased, has registered FIR against Naeem Khan and his father Fazal Khan in the city police station. —Correspondent

Special magistrates

PESHAWAR, Aug 15: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has conferred special first class magisterial powers upon some officers of provincial government in the provincial capital to exercise these powers exclusively for the trial of offences relating to price control.

According to a statement issued by the home and tribal affairs department here on Wednesday, the magistrates would exercise the powers exclusively for the trial of offences relating to price control under any provincial or federal law for the time being in force with the powers to raid and try summarily the offences in their assigned jurisdiction, for a period of one month with immediate effect in addition to their own duties.

The officers include executive district officer finance and planning, human resource development officer, deputy district officer (finance-II), tehsil municipal officers, Town-I, II, III and IV. —Bureau Report

Firecrackers seized, two held

PESHAWAR, Aug 15: Police have seized a huge quantity of firecrackers during a raid at Kharkhano market in the limits of Hayatabad police station on Wednesday.

A police spokesman said that following some information a police party raided at a godown and recovered a huge quantity of firecrackers.

The contraband, he said, had brought to be sold on Chand Raat in violation of the law.

During the raid, he sad, two accused including Ghazi Gul and Asmatullah of Jamrud (Karkhano Market) were also arrested. —Bureau Report

Reference, research cell set up

PESHAWAR, Aug 15: The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has established a reference and research cell in the directorate of prosecution --being an attached formation of the home department.

According to a statement issued by the home department, the purpose of the said cell is to carry out research in existing laws and to trace out judgments of superior courts in support of prosecution cases. M/S Shafiullah and Atiqur Rahman, deputy and assistant public prosecutors respectively, have been posted in the said cell and they have started research work.

The aim of all these efforts is to increase the ratio of conviction. Mr Arif Khattak, who just after assuming his charge as director general prosecution Khyber Pakhtunkhwa made efforts for improving the performance of prosecutors, introduced the concept of research cell. —Bureau Report

Sports facilities in Fata

PESHAWAR, Aug 15: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Barrister Masood Kausar has said that Fata players should be provided modern sports facilities so that they can emerge as best international players in the world.

This was stated by the governor during a meeting with Fata sports managers which was also attended by ACS Fata, secretary social sector Fata, director sports Fata and director education Fata, at Governor’s House here on Wednesday.

In a presentation, the governor was briefed about the performance of Fata Sports Directorate.

It was stated that different sports activities in Fata included All Fata Games 2009, All Fata Games 2012, 1st inter-school games, 2nd inter-school games besides Aug 14th sports celebrations from Aug 13th to 15 at Peshawar and all agency headquarters. —Bureau Report

Man shot dead in Kohat

KOHAT, Aug 15: A man was killed allegedly by two brothers in Lachi Town over a family dispute here on Wednesday.

Lachi police said that Shafiullah and Sidiqueullah killed their young brother Shaukatullah and fled after committing the crime.

The police have registered a case and started investigations.

Meanwhile, a man was killed over children’s row on OTS Road on Wednesday.

Cantt police told Dawn that Fakhre Alam killed Shehzad and injured Piao Khan after a brawl over the fighting of their children.

The injured was shifted to a hospital for treatment. Police have registered FIR on the complaint of injured Piao Khan and started investigations. —Correspondent

ECP official promoted

PESHAWAR, Aug 15: The Election Commission of Pakistan has promoted the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial election commissioner, Mohammad Afzal Khan, as additional secretary.

According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, additional director general at the commission SM Tariq Qadri has been appointed as new provincial election commissioner.

Mr Afzal Khan is the most senior officer of the commission in BPS-21. Previously, he has served against posts of the spokesman of the Election Commission and secretary of the information department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He had also represented Pakistan in several elections in foreign countries held under the supervision of UN. —Bureau Report

Bara cricket tournament

LANDI KOTAL, Aug 15: Masoom Eleven and Khyber Greens qualified for the semi finals of Dr Abdul Hamid Memorial Cricket Tournament in Bara by defeating their rival teams.

In the quarter finals played at Tawda Cheena ground in Kamarkhel, Iqbal Eleven made 91 runs in their stipulated 12 overs.

Chasing the target, Masoom Eleven scored the winning runs in the last over by losing seven wickets.

In another quarter final, Khyber Greens defeated Ilyas Eleven by convincing margin of 70 runs. Batting first, Khyber Greens scored 161 and the restricted Ilyas Eleven to 91 runs in 12 overs.

The semi finals will be played on Friday.

Meanwhile, a man was killed and two other were injured when they were fired at by their rivals in a remote village if Bara on Wednesday. —Correspondent


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