PESHAWAR - To cope with the growing numbers of rodent population in the city, Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) during anti-rat operation has killed 550 rodents in various areas of the city and dumped THEM under deep ditches on Ring Road side.

The operation has gained movement after growing complains from the citizens and its dangerous impacts on human lives.

The city district administration also announced special prize money of Rs 25 for killing a single rat. Personnel of WSSP and common people are taking part in anti-rat operation to get rid of this nuisance.

Spokesman WSSP Temor Shah told The Nation that personnel of Water and Sanitation service Peshawar have killed 550 rodents since last Friday evening. Special arrangements have been made to kill rats inside drainage, go-downs and hidden dense.

Special toxic foods have been prepared for these rodents to use it for its killing. The toxic food included Aluminium Phosphate, Sweetener, rat killer poison and special chemicals.

He said that some time is difficult to kill the rat with single item as rat is extremely clever rodent.

“Whenever a rat sees the killing of another rat, it does not eat same type of food and that is the reason that we change food and use deferent techniques to attract the rodent toward the food,” he informed.

When asked regarding the disposal of rats, he said that they dump these rats in open fields and after spraying they put calcium carbonate inside dumping site to perish it completely in lesser time duration. He said that the people are also busy to kill rats on Rs 25 and they will bring it for counting on Monday to take their money.

He said that it is difficult exercise and will take time completely eradicate the rodent population in the city.

He said that WSSP workers are busy round the clock to cope with this issue as it has endangered the lives and property of Peshawar citizen.

It is to mention here that recently Peshawar High Court on March 10, 2016 admitted a writ petition filed against presence of a large number of rats in the provincial metropolis and sought comments from different officials including provincial health secretary, deputy commissioner and sanitation authorities.

In the line of Peshawar High Court explanation the WSSP and district administration announced anti-rat campaign in the city and so far killed 550 rats.

PTI FAILED TO BRING ANY CHANGE IN KP, SAYS HAQQANI

Staff Reporter from Lakki Marwat adds: Former Provincial Education Minister Maulana Fazle Ali Haqqani has said that the ‘champions of change’ have badly failed to steer the militancy-hit province out of crises and resolve the problems faced by Pakhtuns.

He said this while speaking at the party convention in Lakki city on Saturday. The three-day convention has been organised by district chapter of JUI-F to impart training to party activists and protect the youth from harmful effects of fast spreading obscenity.

Other speakers included JUI-F Baluchistan Chief Maulana Faiz Muhammad, FATA chapter Chief Mufti Abdul Shakoor, a prominent religious scholar of Darul Uloom Akora Khattak Maulana Abdul Baqi Jan, Mufti Abdul Rahim of JUI-F Sindh, Maulana Sher Bahadar and Pir Habibullah.

Maulana Haqqani who is also the member of Islamic Ideology Council and JUI-F central deputy chief said that the PTI led government had no agenda of public welfare, and accused it of spreading obscenity and vulgarity in the province.

“People did not vote Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf to power for promoting Western culture on Pakhtun soil,” he maintained.

He said that PTI was not bringing any change rather spreading obscenity. He reiterated that the JUI-F would not allow anyone to spoil youth and would continue struggle to eradicate obscenity and vulgarity from society.

Referring to the achievements of MMA government, he said that the government of six parties’ religious alliance led by JUI-F established 76 colleges and a university and medical college for women for the first time in the history of province.

“Our government worked on preparing feasibility of 20 small dams and convinced the central government to pay net hydel profit of Rs 110 billion to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province”, he claimed.

The MMA government, he said, also fixed stipends for jobless youth and started giving free textbooks to poor students from nursery to secondary level of public sector schools.

He called upon the party workers to forge unity in their ranks and bring people under the banner of JUI-F to lead the country to the climax of progress.