TIMERGARA: In compliance with the directives of provincial government, Lower Dir deputy commissioner Saadat Hassan on Thursday chaired an e-kutcheri on social media for addressing public grievances.

Besides others, DHO Dr Shaukat Ali, assistant commissioner Timergara, TMO Akhter Pervaiz, executive engineer Public Health Engineering Department, executive engineer Pesco, DEOs male and female and in-charge of SNGPL were also present on the occasion.

The DC sought views of the participants regarding issues emailed by the local people. All heads of line departments noted the relevant complaints and promised to address them as soon as possible.

Mr Hassan said that all the highlighted issues would be assigned to the relevant departments through the Citizen Portal as per directives of the government. The heads of line departments were asked to resolve the problems within the shortest possible time and share the progress.

ANNUAL REPORT: Alternate Solutions Institute (ASI) Pakistan, a non-governmental and research entity, released its annual report, 2019, at Chakdara bar room here on Thursday that highlights ‘the state of rule of law in Pakistan’.

Mentioning different reports related to Pakistan, the ASI report notes that 38,061 cases are pending in the Supreme Court, 345,004 in different high courts and 1.4 million cases in district judiciary in the country.

It shows that 15,000-16,000 people die each year in road accidents. It mentioned that Pakistan ranked first in Asia and 48th in the world in deaths caused by traffic accidents. It indicates that both private property rights and property protection are in peril.

It says the situation demands that ensuring protection of every citizen’s life and property and justice must be the one-point agenda of the government and state institutions.

Published in Dawn, January 31st, 2020

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