DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Commissioner Zafarul Islam Khattak has said that police have been deployed to guard the house of journalist Miraj Khalid in Wana, South Waziristan tribal district, after his expulsion from the area by a local jirga.
Talking to journalists here on Tuesday, he claimed that administration provided complete security and cooperation to Miraj Khalid. He said assistant commissioner of Wana and police were sent immediately for the safety of Miraj Khalid after the jirga asked him to pay fine or leave the area.
The commissioner said that the administration sent a message to the journalist to avoid paying any fine to the jirga or vacating his house. However, he said that Miraj Khalid left for Islamabad although a message was sent to him to come to Dera Ismail Khan where two rooms were booked for his family at Circuit House so that they could stay there for two to three days and then return to Waziristan.
He said that administration in Wana was taking all possible measures to maintain the government’s writ and ensure the safety of the lives and property of the residents.
Miraj Khalid was expelled from Waziristan by a local jirga
SEIZED: Police claimed to have seized non-custom paid (NCP) items worth more than Rs2.4 million during checking of several vehicles on bypass road.
They said that they recovered 92 sacks of plastic bags, 105 cartons of bubblegum, 145 cartons of milk cream and other items from different vehicles during checking. The estimated worth of the recovered goods was around Rs2,433,000.
ACCIDENT: Two men were killed when a car hit their motorcycle near Kulachi Morr on Daraban road here on Tuesday.
Haji Munawar Din Chughtai told Daraban police a car hit the motorcycle of his son Mohammad Huzaifa and his friend Shahid Khan near Kulachi Morr. As a result, Huzaifa died on the spot while Shahid received serious injuries. The body and injured were shifted to Mufti Mahmood Hospital where Shahid also succumbed to his injuries.
Meanwhile, police claimed to have arrested 286 drug peddlers and recovered more 141 kilograms of drugs, eight bottles of liquor and non-custom paid (NCP) items worth around Rs694.7 million during the last month.
Published in Dawn, September 27th, 2023