LOWER DIR: The Pakhtun Students Federation (PkSF) on Monday demanded judicial inquiry into the murder of Awami National Party Balochistan spokesman Asad Khan Achakzai whose bullet-riddled body was found in Quetta a few days ago.

The deceased had gone missing on Sept 25, last year.

The demand was made during a condolence reference arranged by PkSF at the Chakdara Bacha Khan Markaz.

Speaking on the occasion, Allah Dad Khan Advocate, ANP tehsil general secretary Ubaidur Rehman, Lateef Bacha and others condemned the killing and termed it a failure of the state.

They demanded the government form a judicial committee to probe the killing.

The speakers said the abduction and assassination of Asad Achakzai was a failure of the state to ensure protection to the lives of the citizens in Balochistan.

The speakers said no one was above the law and the government should give punishment to the elements involved in the killing. They threatened that the PkSF would hold protest demonstrations across the country if the killers were not arrested without delay. Fateha was also offered for the departed soul and heartfelt condolences were extended to the bereaved family.

CIVIL DEFENCE DAY: The World Civil Defence Day was observed at the Civil Defence office in Balambat on Monday.

Deputy commissioner Aun Haider Gondal was the chief guest and other prominent participants were in-charge civil defence Naeem Khan, deputy chief warden Javid Khan, Aleem Khan and others.

Mr Naeem shed light on the civil defence field formation, objectives of the organisation and its activities.

The DC lauded the philanthropic work of the civil defence volunteers, especially during the Covid-19 emergency. He awarded trophies and shields to the volunteers.

Meanwhile, civil judges Aziz Ahmad and Hassan Ali Khan on Monday launched a tree plantation drive by sowing saplings at the tehsil courts Chakdara.

The judges highlighted the importance of trees and asked the participants to play an active role in the drive to make the area clean and green.

Published in Dawn, March 2nd, 2021

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