LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will set up 3,887 polling stations in Lahore where 38,543 staffers would perform election duty.
Provincial ECP sources told APP on Wednesday that total 47,473 polling stations will be set up across the province. The Punjab Home department sources told that strict security arrangements had been finalized to ensure peaceful elections including the security of political figures, public gatherings, and rallies.
Sources further said that mechanism with Pakistan Army, Rangers, and other security agencies had also been finalized for maintaining law and order situation. “The Punjab government has imposed Section 144 across the province to implement ECP’s Code of Conduct,” they said.
Peshawar: Security plan for Moharram reviewed!
PESHAWAR: The meeting of district administration and religious scholars with Deputy Commissioner Khalid Ilyas in the chair here today reviewed security plan for peaceful observance of Muharram-ul-Haram.
The meeting was informed that around 3,000 police personnel will perform duty in Muharram besides lady police at check posts and sensitive areas as part of security arrangements.
The mourning processions would be monitored through CCTV cameras and other security apparatus and equipment.
The Deputy Commissioner said due to effective security plan and cooperation of local including ulema of different schools of thoughts this Muharram will also pass peacefully.
The meeting was attended by police officers, ulema and religious scholars from all schools of thoughts. The DC urged ulema to play their constructive role in maintaining peace and harmony
during the holy month.
The DC stressed the need for mutual cooperation for maintaining law and order situation in Muharram. Ulema, Zakareen, and elders from all school of thoughts assured full cooperation to the administration.
Elected representatives of local government, DPO Kohat Sohail Khalid, Tehsil Nazim Malik Taimour were also present in the meeting.
The Deputy Commissioner said all decisions would be taken with consultation from all stakeholders including Ulema from both sects to ensure peace during the entire month of Muharram. Former MNA Javed Ibrahim Paracha and former Chief Justice Ibne Ali also addressed Jirga of both communities.
TDPs of Mamozai tribe return to home after 10-year: Col. Umar
PESHAWAR: The Temporary Displaced People (TDPs) Mamozai tribe returned to their homes in Orakzai tribal district after a long 10-year from Yak Kando, District Hangu, Wing Commander Col Umar said today.
Talking to media men Col. Umar disclosed that to the dignified return of the Mamozai tribes to their home they have developed a single entry at Yak Kando, District Hangu. He said that the return process of the Mamozai tribe would be continued till August 20, 2018.
He said from in the first phase 1044 families from 21 villages had returned to their homes while in the ongoing second phase 5962 families from 35 other villages are going to their homes for which all
arrangements have been made accordingly.
Wing Commander Col. Umar said that the 233 wing of Orakzai Scout is looking all affairs of the return of TDPs to their homes in a dignified way. Col. Umar said that the third will be completed soon after
Eid-ul-Azha in which a total of 8000 families of 67 villages would be returned to their hometowns.
Khyber Teaching Hospital resumes Sehat Insaf Card
PESHAWAR: Sehat Insaf Card (SIC) services were temporarily suspended because of outstanding dues of Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH) which was again resumed here today.
Sehat Insaf Card outstanding dues of KTH were Rs 98 million whereas Rs 76.9 million received to the hospital and Rs 21 million are still pending. Khyber Teaching Hospital was the first to sign Memorandum of Understanding in
February 2017 with Health Department government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Director KTH Dr. Nekdad Khan, Acting Finance Director Zia Ullah, Sehat Sahulat Card Program Zonal Head Tajamul Khattak, Provincial Medical Officer Dr. Saleem, District Medical Officer Dr. Samandar Shah, Provincial Team Leader Fayaz Noor held a meeting regarding Sehat Insaf Card outstanding dues of Khyber Teaching Hospital.
KTH is providing standardized medicines and surgical disposal to Sehat Insaf Card patients admitted in KTH. About 6185 patients have been facilitated in KTH whereas 3643 have been operated under Sehat Insaf Card. A separate room has been dedicated for the counter of Sehat Insaf Card and now the timings are from 9am to 11pm. The poor patients will be getting free treatment 24/7 under Sehat Insaf Card in Khyber Teaching Hospital.