GHALANAI: The nongovernmental organisations should make comprehensive plans for the development of neglected areas of Mohmand tribal district, said additional deputy commissioner Syed Saiful Islam here on Wednesday.

Chairing a meeting here on the projects of the non-annual development plan, Mr Islam said NGOs should consult the administration during the execution of their activities in the area.

He said the organisations should extend activities to neglected tehsils for development.

The official directed all departments to complete all projects within the stipulated time for the people’s development.

He also asked organisations and relevant departments to resolve drinking water issue in Haleemzai tehsil and make a proper plan for solar schemes for the purpose in the border areas of Khwezai and Biazai.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the public health, works and services, forest, education and agriculture departments and NGOs in the district.

The participants examined progress on schemes.

The meeting was told that the Sarhad Rural Support Programme had registered 66,028 children in 486 schools of Mohmand, who would get stipend through Benazir Income Support Programme.

An official of the SRSP said the organisation had enrolled 8,345 children aged between four years and 12 years in schools.

Pakistan Red Crescent Society Mohmand district liaison officer Amjad Ali Khan said the organisation would conduct the disaster risk management sessions and campaigns for public awareness of cleanliness, plantation and traffic rules at community and schools levels.

He said a function would be held at the district level to involve youths in healthy activities for their development.

Amjad Ali Khan said the PRCS would extend first aid training programmes to seminaries and communities, while first aid posts would be established during sports festivals and other mega events in the area.

HELD: The administration began a crackdown on profiteers in Ekkaghund Bazaar areas of Mohmand tribal district and arrested five shopkeepers for not following the official price list.

It also seized substandard food items and imposed fines on sellers.

Ekkaghund assistant commissioner Qaisar Khan said the administration had received complaints of high rates of vegetables, fruits, meat and poultry and therefore, a crackdown was launched on profiteering.

“We also checked cleanliness in shops” he said. Mr Ali asked shopkeepers to prices set by the official committees. He urged tribesmen to help the administration maintain prices.

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Published in Dawn, February 1st, 2019

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