SWABI: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl provincial chief Maulana Attaur Rehman on Tuesday said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government won’t be allowed to recognise Israel.

He was addressing a public gathering, where former provincial education minister Maulana Fazal Ali, Maulana Attaul Haq Darvaish, JUI-F president for merged districts Maulana Mufti Abdul Shakoor and others were also present.

Mr Atta said Israel had posed a serious threat to the Muslim world because the US had nurtured it for protecting its interests in the volatile but strategically important Middle Eastern region.

“The Americans are achieving their objectives in the Middle East under a well-planned strategy. Keeping in mind the dire situation there is need for unity among the Islamic countries,” he urged.

Attaur Rehman said the US and its allies had been hatching conspiracies against the Muslims. He alleged that the ruling party and its leaders had flagrantly violated all democratic norms and targeted the opposition though different tactics.

TOBACCO CONFERENCE: The leaders of tobacco growers plan to hold a tobacco conference in the last week of September to recommend steps for welfare of the farming community.

Liaqat Yousafzai, central general secretary of Kashthkar Coordination Council, told Dawn that representatives of the government, the opposition and national and multinational purchasing companies would be invited to attend the conference and put forth their suggestions for the farmers’ welfare and improving quality of the crop.

MAN DROWNS: a man drowned in the Indus River and a teenager boy committed suicide the other day.

Police said Ijaz Shinwari slipped into the water while beating the heat in Hund area. In Batakara village of Topi, an 18-year-old hanged himself after developing differences with his parents on some domestic issue.

PLANTATION DRIVE: The communication and works department will plant 4,000 saplings during the ongoing plantation drive in the district. Speaking at a ceremony held at the Swabi judicial lockup, the officials said trees guaranteed clean and green environment.

The participants said it was responsibility of every citizen to play due role in plantation because the trees kept the environment cool. They said the need for growing more tress had become more intense due to growing pollution which posed a grave threat to human life.

Published in Dawn, August 26th, 2020