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Census team attacked in Charsadda

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PESHAWAR: A Pashtun origin guy attacked the census team with knife in Mandni area of Charsadda on Tuesday, police said.

One policeman was injured in the attack.

According to a police official, the guy attacked the team when it visited his house to collect the data.

“The security personnel retaliated and shot injured the attacker who was later arrested,” the official added.

Earlier on Monday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced special compensation worth one million rupee for the family of an official deputed on census duty who died in a fatal accident in village Neen Ban, Mansehra Distt last week.

Abdul Qadir, a Primary School Teacher, who hailed from village Khun Shakoora in distt Mansehra, was on census duty when the accident took place. He is survived by a widow, four sons, two daughters and aging parents.

Dar expressed deep sense of grief over the tragic death of Abdul Qadir and sympathized with the bereaved family, praying to Allah Almighty for granting them fortitude to bear this loss with equanimity.

This should be noted that house listing has already been completed under the first phase of 6th census across Pakistan. While, head-count began on Saturday in 63 districts countrywide.

These include 16 districts in Punjab, eight in Sindh, 14 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 15 in Balochistan and five each in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The exercise will continue for ten days. Counting of homeless people will begin on 28th of this month.

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Shangla forest blaze contained after over three days!

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SHANGLA: After over three days 200 firefighters managed to put the fire out that had annihilated some seven hundred acres of forest and affected four villages here.

As insinuated by the Newspakistan.tv sources, the concerned Forest Officer too held that the fire seems to have been started deliberately.

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Forest Dept. personnel and land mafia had set fire to Shangla forest deliberately?

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SHANGLA (KP): Inferno that commenced on Thursday (7th of December) evening in the Gandorai forests here has spread over 700 acres, unabated due to strong wind.

Fire that had annihilated forests (, a couple of houses and a mosque) worth millions of rupees in Bisham, Kormang Gandorai and Hawalai, is still spreading despite efforts of some 200 forest Dept. personnel to contain it.

Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have insinuated that the blaze was not accidental or natural but was deliberately set by land & timber mafia with the collusion of Forest Dept. employees.

Locals, while  talking to Newspakistan.tv have urged that a thorough and transparent investigation needed to be carried out to figure out who did it? 

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Pak Army Major lost life during operation against terrorists in D.I.Khan

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D.I.KHAN: During a search operation in Kulachi area here an exchange of fire took place between terrorists and personnel of LEAs today.

As a result of the shoot-out 28-year-old Major Ishaq was shot dead. Belonging to Khushab, he left behind a minor and widow.

COAS and officials attended his funeral that was held here. 

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