Rescue workers remove the debris after a room of a house collapsed in Khar on Friday. — Dawn

BAJAUR: A woman and her minor daughter were injured after roof of a room of their house collapsed in Khar town here on Friday.

A Rescue 1122 official told Dawn that a team of rescuers with the help of locals pulled out the injured from the debris, and shifted them to a hospital for treatment, where their condition was stated to be out of danger.

The injured were identified as the wife of Taza Gul, 45, and his three-year-old daughter, Afia

POWER SUPPLY: Power supply to the hilly Barang tehsil of Bajaur tribal district was restored after rearming suspended for several weeks on Friday.

Tribal Electric Supply Company officials in Khar and residents said the power supply was suspended after the transmission line was damaged due to landslides triggered by heavy rains.

A Tesco official told Dawn that power supply to the region was restored after fixing the faults in the transmission line in different areas of the district.

The official said the repair work got delayed as roads leading to the affected were blocked by landslides.

Meanwhile, the residents said power supply was restored after multiple protest demonstrations staged by them.

MNA Mubarak Zab Khan, in a statement on Friday, claimed when he was informed about the issue, he immediately contacted the local Tesco head, directing him to repair the damaged line and restore electric supply at the earliest.

POULTRY FARMERS: The leaders of All Bajaur Poultry Farms Association the other day said the administration of Chitral stopped three vehicles carrying chickens from entering the district.

They said they would not allow any vehicle from Chitral to enter Bajaur if their vehicles were not allowed to enter the district.

Addressing a news conference, the association’s president Bakht Badshah, vice-president Rohul Ameen and general secretary Irfan Khan said three vehicles of Bajaur carrying chickens were stopped by the Chitral administration from entering the district on Wednesday evening.

They alleged two officials of Chitral administration demanded Rs20,000 for each vehicle. They said they paid the amount but the vehicles were still not allowed to enter Chitral.

They demanded of Chitral deputy commissioner to take notice of the issue.

Meanwhile, an official of the local district administration said they were in contact with officials of Chitral to resolve the issue amicably.

Published in Dawn, May 18th, 2024

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