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MANSEHRA, Dec 20: Differences have surfaced in the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Mansehra chapter, over contacts for induction of MNA Sardar Mohammad Yousuf and his group into the party.

“We have rendered great sacrifices in Pervez Musharraf era and now those who betrayed the party and its leadership are being taken back in the party, which is unacceptable to us,” said Mohammad Aslam Khan Baffa, the Mansehra district president of the PML-N, while speaking at a meeting of the party workers here in Dodial on Tuesday.

Mr Baffa said that MNA Mohammad Safdar was in contact with the four-time MNA Sardar Mohammad Yousuf and former MPA Sakhi Mohammad Tanoli.

“We cannot tolerate Mr Yousuf and his group in the party and Mr Safdar should not attempt to bring them back in the party,” he said.

Mr Baffa, who is the president of Mansehra PML-N since Nawaz Sharif government was toppled in 1999 by Mr Musharraf, said that none of the party workers and local leaders except Mr Safdar was in favour of his move and he had no right to interfere in the party's internal affairs. INDUSTRIAL ESTATE:

JUI-F MNA Laiq Mohammad Khan has said that the people of Dubgrain area will resist the government's move to acquire more land for setting up an industrial estate in the area.

He was speaking at a gathering in Dubgrain here on Tuesday. Besides, Malik Naeem, Rashid Ali and others also spoke on the occasion.

The MNA said that the people of Dubgrain had already given 150 kanals agriculture land for the judicial complex and 300 kanals for Afghan refugee camp. He said that the revenue department had started formalities for acquiring 850 kanals more for the proposed industrial estate in Dubgrain, which was unacceptable to people, as hundreds of families would be displaced. CRIME MEETING:

District police officer Ijaz Ahmad Khan has said that police should work hard and improve the image of the force among the people.

Speaking at the monthly crime meeting here on Tuesday, he said that officials posted at the police stations should be polite with the complainants. SSP (investigation) Mohammad Khalid, DSP Malik Ijaz, ASP Kamran Mushtaq, circle officers, SHOs and investigation officers from across the district attended the meeting.

The DPO said that he would take strict action if any official was caught taking bribe.