LAKKI MARWAT - Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf MNA Col (Retd) Ameerullah Marwat has asked Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to provide funds for the development and uplift of Shaikh Badin Hill Station.
Talking to The Nation on Thursday, he said that he had written a letter to the chief minister, requesting to take concrete measures for turning Shaikh Badin Hilltop into a tourist destination. “Being the only tourist spot in the southern districts, the government should pay heed to develop it so as to make it attractive for tourists,” he maintained.
Situated at the height of 5,000 feet above sea level, he said, the Shaikh Badin Hill Station had been an attractive tourist place in the pre-partition era as British rulers and civil and military officers would use it as staying place during summer.
The lawmaker further said that the government should provide funds for improvement of existing infrastructure, building few kilometres road and provision of drinking water at the hill station.
Ameerullah said that the development of Shaikh Badin Hill Station would promote tourism in the southern region and would also boost economic activities in Lakki Marwat, Tank, Bannu, Karak, Hangu and Kohat districts. “With the revival of hill station as tourist resort the residents of southern district and its adjacent tribal agencies and people from other parts of the country will come to Lakki Marwat district to spend their holidays and hottest summer season,” he added.
NHMP starts ladies driving course
Islamabad - Under the supervision of National Highways & Motorway Police Road Safety Training Institute H-8/2 Islamabad, a ‘Driving Training Course for Ladies’ is going to commence from August 19.
According to a press release issued here by the department on Thursday, this 6-week training course is designed to train the educated ladies in safe driving and to acquire driving skills and knowledge.
Haj training camp in Shahdara
LAHORE - The annual Haj training camp will be held at 8am at Darul Fallah Trust (Regd) Hall, Jamia Masjid Bilal near Ghulshan-e-Hayat Park, Shahdara Morre, Lahore, on August 10-11, says a press release.
Instructors Malik Qari Muhammad Karam Dad Awan and Muhammad Hussain Gohar will explain all the Haj phases in a simple manner. Contact No. 0333-4856902
LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the sad demise of mother of Nadeem Jalil of The Nation, Nadir Jalil, Wing Commander Adil Jalil, Brig. Kamran Jalil and wife of Lt Col (r) Abdul Jalil.
In a condolence message, the chief minister prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.