LOWER DIR: The Samarbagh police claimed to have arrested two persons involved in the Sadbar Kallay bazaar killing case.

Briefing journalists at the Samarbagh police station the other day, the district investigation officer, Mushtaq Ahmad, DSP Ihsanullah and SHO Ameenur Rehman said that the accused identified as Irfanullah and Rafiullah had taken shelter in Toru area in Mardan after killing two persons at Sadbar Kallay bazaar a week ago. A child was also injured in the incident.

The officials said that police also recovered the weapons used in the crime. They said that a land ownership dispute was the cause of the incident that had so far affected four families.

BOOK: A book titled “Shaheen Dar Shair Iqbal” written by an educationist Shahbaz Biabani was launched at a function in Government College Gulabad here the other day.

Prof Hashim Khan, Mohammad Zaman, Ikramullah Arif and others were present on the occasion. The author has explained the teachings and thoughts of Allama Iqbal in a simple way.

Also in the day, Al-Khidmat Foundation organised an art festival at University of Malakand wherein local MPA Humayun Khan was the chief guest.

SEMINAR: Development Empowerment Women Association (Dewa), a non-governmental organisation, in collaboration with social welfare and youth affairs departments arranged a seminar the other day on 16 days of activism that was followed by painting competition in Ziarat Talash under the Women’s Voice and Leadership-Pakistan (WVL-P) project.

The event was conducted by Dewa and WVL-P staff project coordinator Tahira Saba Swati, Najma Falak and programme officer Tanzila.

They briefed the participants regarding 16 days of activism and WVL-P project.

Syedatun Nisa Alia of social welfare department, who was chief guest on the occasion, expressed her view regarding women rights and their empowerment.

A total of 60 women and girls including students from private schools in the area participated in the event. The guests distributed prizes and certificates among the position holders of the painting and speech competitions.

Published in Dawn, November 27th, 2021

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