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SHANGLA: A four-month-old baby boy died apparently due to negligence of his parents here on Monday.

Officials of Alpuri police station said the parents of the child left the house following a quarrel over a domestic issue, leaving the infant alone in Gado Sar Petaw area.

They said the mother went to her parents’ house after quarrel with her husband, who also did not return home for the night. When the parents returned next morning they found the child dead.

The police said they had launched investigation under section 174 of PPC to fix the responsibility for the child’s death.

SEVERAL JOIN QWP: Several political workers on Monday announced joining the Qaumi Watan Party.

They announced their decision at a meeting, which was chaired by the party’s district chairman Mutawakil Khan.

On the occasion, the QWP leader said the elected lawmakers had not given attention to the development of Shangla district.

Mr Khan said party chief Aftab Ahmad Sherpao had been making efforts for getting rights for the Shangla people and merging Fata into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He called for unity among Pakhtuns for a bright future.

Those joined the QWP belonged to PML-N and ANP. They were Mohammad Saleem Khan, Ihsanullah, Khan Mehmood, Mohammad Irfan, Shafiullah, Fazal Mehmood, Mohammad Imran, Amanullah Khan, Saeed Mehmood, Akram Khan, Najeebullah, Habibullah Khan, Fazalullah and others.

The new entrants expressed their trust in the leadership of QWP chairman Aftab Ahmad Sherpao.

Published in Dawn, March 21st, 2017