Anti-polio drive in Kohat to resume on June 17

Updated May 24, 2019


Security plan for bazaars, religious places finalised. — AP/File
Security plan for bazaars, religious places finalised. — AP/File

KOHAT: Deputy commissioner Matiullah Khan has said that the anti-polio vaccination campaign, which was stopped last month, will resume here from June 17 with special focus on thousands of refusal cases.

Chairing a meeting at his office on Thursday, he said that foolproof arrangements would be made for the protection of the vaccination staff. Additional deputy commissioner Shah Nawaz and heads of the relevant departments attended the meeting.

The DC appealed to the parents to fulfil their responsibility to protect their children from the crippling disease.

Security plan for bazaars, religious places finalised

He asked the staff to convince the people on the importance of vaccination.

Meanwhile, the district police officer has cancelled leaves of the police force, including traffic wardens, for the last 10 days of Ramazan and Eidul Fitr, as a comprehensive security plan for the bazaars and religious places was finalised.

Chairing a meeting at his office here on Thursday, the DPO said that all policemen would perform their duties at the Iftar time where they would be provided with food on duty. Besides senior officials the meeting was attended by all the SHOs.

According to the plan, ladies police would also be deployed in the bazaars and shopping centres.

ARRESTED: Lachi police arrested six passengers for carrying Rs2.2 million in a car without valid papers on Thursday.

According to SHO Afzal Awan, they stopped a car at the toll plaza, checked the passengers and seized Rs2.2 million from a bag which they were carrying.

He said that they could not produce documents of the car and satisfy them about the money.

They were shifted to the Lachi police station where they were identified as Ghulam Qadir, Masood Khan, Khan Mohammad, Asalm Qadir and Mohammad Ayaz of Bannu district and Safiullah of Karak district.

A statement issued here said that Ghulam Qadir was a car thief against whom a case had already been registered and he had undergone jail term for this. A case was registered against the accused and further investigations were underway.

Meanwhile, Ustarzai police arrested a passenger at Marai checkpost and allegedly recovered four kilogrammes of hashish from him on Thursday.

The alleged carrier was identified as Alamzeb, a resident of Bara.

Published in Dawn, May 24th, 2019