Shangla man held for assaulting physically-challenged girl

Published July 15, 2021
An official of Bisham police station told <em>Dawn</em> that the victim lodged an FIR, stating that her neighbour identified as Arshad Ali had assaulted her the other day.  — AFP/File
An official of Bisham police station told Dawn that the victim lodged an FIR, stating that her neighbour identified as Arshad Ali had assaulted her the other day. — AFP/File

SHANGLA: The police on Wednesday arrested a man for assaulting a 13-year-old physically-challenged girl in Kunshi area of Butyal in Bisham tehsil.

An official of Bisham police station told Dawn that the victim lodged an FIR, stating that her neighbour identified as Arshad Ali had assaulted her the other day.

She said the accused also threatened her father of consequences if he approached the police.

DEVELOPMENT FUNDS: Awami National Party general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain has alleged that the provincial government has neglected the areas in distribution of funds where MPAs of the opposition parties were elected.

He was addressing a public meeting after inaugurating tehsil office in Puran on Wednesday.

ANP district president Azam Khan, MPA Faisal Zeb and others were also present.

Mr Hussain said Shangla PK-24 was also ignored in uplift funds as the constituency was won by ANP man.

He said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had failed to deliver.

Mian Iftikhar is on a visit to Shangla district to try to woo disgruntled leaders back into the party fold.

Meanwhile, a labourer, who had died in an incident in Upper Kohistan on Wednesday, was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Dandai area of Bisham.

The locals told Dawn that Hasan Rashad was working as a labourer at the Dasu hydropower project.

Published in Dawn, July 15th, 2021

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