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KPK Provincial Ministers assigned portfolios

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PESHAWAR: The Caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has assigned portfolios to provincial ministers, said a notification issued by KP Administration Department here Wednesday.

Abdur Rauf Khan Khattak has been allotted portfolios of Finance, Planning and Development, Local Government & Rural Development, Housing and Inter-provincial Coordination Departments.

Anwar ul Haq has been allotted portfolios of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperative, Irrigation and Food, Sana Ullah given portfolios of Industries, Technical Education, Manpower, Mines and Mineral Development Departments, Muqadas Ullah allotted portfolios of Revenue, Excise and Taxation, Narcotics Control and Labor, Fazl Elahi allotted portfolios of Energy and Power and Public Health Engineering Departments, Dr. Sarah Safdar allotted portfolios of Elementary and Secondary Education, Higher Education, Commerce, Archives and Libraries, Social Welfare, Religious and Minority Affairs, Muhammad Rashid allotted portfolios of Forestry, Environment and Wildlife, Sports , Culture , Tourism and Youth Affairs, Justice Retd Asad ullah Khan Chamkani allotted portfolios of Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Rights, Relief, Rehabilitation and Settlement Departments, Zafar Iqbal Bangash allotted portfolios of Information and Public Relations, Science, Technology and Information Technology and Akbar Jan Marwat has been allotted portfolios of Health and Population Welfare Departments.

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Sherpao condemns suicide blast in DI Khan

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PESHAWAR: Chairman Qaumi Watan Party Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao condemned the suicide blast in Dera Ismail Khan Tuesday which claimed PTI candidate for KP assembly and former provincial minister Ikram Ullah Gandapur and injured five others.
He expressed his deepest sorrows and condolences over the martyrdom of the PTI leader Ikram Ullah Gandapur. He said this while addressing a public meeting in Kanewar Tehsil Tangi District Charsadda in connection of election 2018 campaign Sunday.
QWP chief said that terrorism had played havoc with the lives of the people in KP. He said it was the time that the government should devise a strategy to effectively tackle the menace.
Condemning the sorrowful incident, he said that with the martyrdom people had lost a good political figure in the province. Expressing his heartfelt sympathies with the families of the deceased and wounded people said Sherpao.
He said that maintaining law and order situation and holding free and fair elections are the two key responsibilities of caretaker governments. He lamented that they did not fully act upon their duties to
eradicate the number of serious incidents.
“It is need of the hour that all the political parties and stakeholders should jointly work to take a unified stand against terrorists in order to restore peace to ensure the safety of lives and properties of the
people” he added.
He has expressed his concern over the recent terrorist incidents and said that it was the time that the caretaker government should take effective steps to control the menace of terrorism and ensure the protection of the politicians to provide them a peaceful environment for smooth election campaigns and gave way to holding of transparent elections.
He said that Pakhtuns had rendered numerous sacrifices in the war against terrorism both of lives and material but unfortunately no reward was paid to them for their sacrifices in the center which further increased the sense of growing deprivation among them.
He said that QWP will leave no stone unturned to address the grievances of the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said that KP needed an honest leadership for its welfare that could steer the province out of the existing problems. Sherpao expressed his grave concern over the unannounced and excessive load shedding in parts of KP. He said in extremely hot weather electricity outrages made the lives of the people miserable.
He expressed his firm conviction that Qaumi Watan Party will fight for the rights of Pakhtuns and will raise voice against the exploitation of the people of his province on every platform. He said that QWP will emerge the only representative of Pakhtuns in the general elections of 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

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PTI’s Gandapur killed in suicide attack!

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN: PTI candidate Ikramullah Gandapur – who was contesting elections on provincial assembly seat from the constituency of PK-99 – died here at Combined Military Hospital where he was taken in critical condition after he was gravely injured in a suicide blast at Kulachi area today. 

According to details, Gandapur was on his way back home after addressing a corner meeting when the attacker detonated near his vehicle killing the driver, seriously injuring Gandapur, two policemen escorting him and a passerby. Ikramullah Khan Gandapur was shifted to Combined Military Hospital in critical condition and other injured were taken to District Headquarter Hospital here.

PTI Chief Imran Khan, who took to the Twitter early today to condemn the attack on Gandapur, later expressed his grief on learning about his demise: “Saddened to learn that Ikram Gandapur succumbed to his injuries. My prayers go to his family. May Allah give them the strength to bear this loss.”

Governor Khyber Pakthunkwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra strongly condemned suicide blast on Ikramullah Gandapur. In a condolence message, he expressed grief over the death of Ikram Gandapur and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families. He also prayed for the early recovery of the injured persons.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa while commenting on the tragedy expressed his grief. Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor took to the tweet to convey the COAS message: “We have lost another patriotic political leader who are being targeted by enemies of peace & democratic process. We stay determined & steadfast. Blood of our martyrs shall not go waste, IA (Insha Allah)”.

Caretaker Minister for Interior Muhammad Azam Khan has strongly condemned suicide blast on Ikramullah Gandapur and vowed to ensure holding of peaceful elections. In a condolence message issued here Sunday, the minister expressed grief over the death of Ikram Ullah Gandapur and offered condolence with the bereaved families. He said our enemies wanted to destabilize Pakistan through terrorism. However, he said that the Pakistani nation would foil all such conspiracies with forging unity among their ranks.

 Body parts of the suicide bomber’s body were collected from the site for forensic tests. PTI chief Imran Khan took to the twitter to condemn the attack: “Strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack against Ikram(ullah) Khan Gandapur and his convoy today. May Allah grant Ikram and the other injured a speedy recovery”.When contacted, the area police claimed that though LEAs had already informed Gandapur apropos death threats to him, he opted to move sans informing the authorities that have assigned thirteen gunmen for his security. Gandapur held the portfolio of agriculture and livestock minister in PTI’s last government.

Israrullah GandapurReaders may recall that Ikramullah’s brother Israrullah Gandapur (PTI Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs, and Human Rights) too was bombed to death along with seven others while he was greeting people during Eid-ul-Azha in October 2013.

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Others too took to the twitter to condemn the attack: 

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Imran Khan condemns attack on PTI candidate Gandapur

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN: PTI candidate Ikramullah Gandapur – contesting elections on provincial assembly seat from the constituency of PK-99 – was gravely injured in a suicide blast at Kulachi area here today.

According to details, Gandapur was on his way back home after addressing a corner meeting when the attacker detonated near his vehicle killing the driver, seriously injuring Gandapur, two policemen escorting him and a passerby. Ikramullah Khan Gandapur was shifted to Combined Military Hospital in critical condition and other injured were taken to District Headquarter Hospital here. 

 Body parts of the suicide bombers were collected from the site for forensic tests. PTI chief Imran Khan took to the twitter to condemn the attack: “Strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack against Ikram(ullah) Khan Gandapur and his convoy today. May Allah grant Ikram and the other injured a speedy recovery”.When contacted, the area police claimed that though LEAs had already informed Gandapur apropos death threats to him, he opted to move sans informing the authorities that have assigned thirteen gunmen for his security. Gandapur held the portfolio of agriculture and livestock minister in PTI’s last government.  

Israrullah GandapurReaders may recall that Ikramullah’s brother Israrullah Gandapur (PTI Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs, and Human Rights) too was bombed to death along with seven others while he was greeting people during Eid-ul-Azha in October 2013.

 

 

 

 

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