LAKKI MARWAT: Two people, including a policeman, were killed in separate incidents in Bannu and Lakki Marwat districts, the police said on Tuesday.

An official said unknown motorcyclists shot dead police constable, Ihsanullah, in Mandan area of Bannu. He said the slain cop was a detective foot constable and posted to the cantonment police station.

The martyred policeman was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Bannu.

Separately, a man gunned down his brother over irrigation water in Kotka Aamand area of Serai Gambila town.

The police said Amanullah was watering his fields when his brother, Najibullah came there and opened fire, killing him on the spot.

The body was shifted to a local hospital for autopsy.

Wife of the deceased told the police that she was accompanying her husband in fields when Najibullah came there, and after arguing with her husband, opened fire on him with a repeater gun.

The Serai Gambila police station registered a case against the killer.

TRADERS’ DEMAND REJECTED: The Lakki Marwat district price review committee has rejected the request of traders’ representatives to increase the prices of essential commodities.

The committee met in Tajazai on Tuesday with additional deputy commissioner Mohammad Anwar Khan Sherani in the chair.

The meeting reviewed rates of food items and heard proposals of traders’ representatives, who asked the administration and the food department officials to increase prices of some essential commodities.

However, the additional deputy commissioner turned down their request and instead decreased the pieces of rice and pulses. He also directed the food officials to maintain the previous rates of food items and ensure provision of relief to people.

Mr Sherani said the price control magistrates would pay frequent visits to bazaars to check availability of food items and implementation of the official rate list.

Published in Dawn, October 27th, 2021

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