PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has directed the DCO Nowshera to prepare the estimate for repair and renovation of mausoleum of Kaka Sahib (RA) so as to start practical work on it at the earliest.

He issued these directives while inspecting the site of bomb blast at the shrine of Kaka Sahib Nowshera on Wednesday. DCO and DPO Nowshera were also present on this occasion.

Strongly condemning the terrorist act in the shrine, the minister said that those targeting mosques, spiritual places, funerals and bazaars did not deserve to be called Muslims or human beings, rather they were beasts. He added that the terrorists did not for the first time targeted a mausoleum but they also targeted the tombs of spiritual personalities like Abdur Rahman Baba (RA), Pir Baba (RA), Akhoon Panjo Baba (RA), Hamza Baba, Mian Umar Baba (RA) and Ajmal Khattak Baba.

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Mian Iftikhar continued to say that the real faces of terrorists were unveiled by such brutal acts so the whole nation stood up against them. He added that the terrorists were merely terrorists, and they had nothing to do with religion, beliefs, castes or languages, but they were the anti-state elements who wanted to destabilise the country. Such brutal acts in the spiritual and religious places and bazaars have deeply shocked the feelings of the whole nation, and today the terrorists were isolated in the society and every one hate them, he concluded.

Traders delegation calls on governor

A 30-member delegation of traders, representing different subordinate organisations of the Markazi Tanzeem Tajran of Peshawar Cantt, called on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Barrister Masood Kausar at Governor’s House on Wednesday.

They apprised him of some of the problems they had been facing. The delegation led by Shaukatullah Hamdard, Mian Muhammad Akhtar and Mujeeb-ur-Rehman invited the attention of the Governor towards lack of civic amenities in particular and requested him to help them in ensuring holding of Cantonment Board elections; removal of encroachments, easing taxation system and leasing out of immoveable properties; repairing of water supply schemes and making amicable residential and marketing environment in the jurisdiction of cantonment board, Peshawar possible.

Talking on this occasion, the governor appreciated the positive approach of the traders community in getting their grievances resolved. Responding to various points, he said that their difficulties will be taken up at proper level and all out efforts will be made to resolve them.