Bannu people demand arrest of traders’ killers

Published December 7, 2022
People stage a protest in Lakki Marwat on Tuesday. — Dawn
People stage a protest in Lakki Marwat on Tuesday. — Dawn

LAKKI MARWAT: The elders, traders and residents on Tuesday set up a protest camp in Bannu city against the killing of three traders from Bannu in North Waziristan, regretting that the killers could not be traced despite the lapse of one week.

Political and social activists, students, traders and other people participated in the camp arranged at Hafiz Abdul Sattar Shah Bukhari Chowk. They formed a committee of elders to finalise the future line of action.

The elders announced to observe a shutdown strike in Bannu city on Dec 9 (Friday) to record their protest against the murder of the traders. They said lawlessness prevailed in Bannu, Lakki Marwat and North Waziristan as the incidents of targeted killing were happening in the entire region.

They said the recent wave of terror attacks in Lakki Marwat was enough to prove that even the police were not safe. They said getting justice without agitation on roads had become almost impossible.

Announce to observe shutdown on 9th

The elders underlined the need for unity to stop lawlessness and promote peace and harmony in the region.

They demanded the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take suo motu notice of the murder of three traders from Bannu in North Waziristan district.

Malik Raza Khan, Haji Siddiq Khan, Irfan Durrani, Malik Iqbal Jadoon, Malik Sherin, Abdul Samad Khan and others spoke on the occasion.

DENGUE CONTROL: District health department inspected 393,314 houses and 375,377 outdoor sites under the dengue control and prevention plan during the last seven months to contain prevalence of the mosquito-borne disease in Lakki Marwat district, claimed a health official Mr Jamil.

Briefing a meeting chaired by deputy commissioner Fazal Akbar at his office in the district headquarters complex, Tajazai, on Tuesday, he said the department engaged its male staffers and lady health workers for indoor and outdoor dengue surveillance and case response activities which were carried out from May to November.

He said that a total of 1,833 people were screened by experts of which 212 were declared as positive for dengue.

Deputy DHO Dr Kifayat Betani, focal person for dengue Aziz Khan, tehsil municipal officers and officials of line departments were in attendance.

Published in Dawn, December 7th, 2022

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