PESHAWAR - The Special Police Unit arrested three members of a banned outfit while distributing pamphlets of their organisation in the provincial capital on Saturday.

The SPU team on a tip-off approached three members of a banned outfit while they were engaged in distributing pamphlets of their organisation at railway crossing near Firdous Chowk in Peshawar. The SPU confiscated the pamphlets and arrested three members of the defunct organisation who were being interrogated. The arrested persons were identified as Irfanullah, son of Gul Meezan, resident of Landi Kotal in Khyber Agency, Yousaf, son of Rahman, resident of Khurasan camp and Ikramullah, son of Daud, resident of Afghanistan.



The communication and works department has initiated a drive to remove illegal speedbreakers from roads throughout the province.

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chief secretary was continuously receiving public complaints through the performance monitoring and reforms unit about these speed breakers. The people had appealed to the chief minister and chief secretary that in different cities, villages and roads, the speed breakers had made their lives miserable, causing lot of troubles to passengers, especially patients and old age people as well as causing traffic accidents, a statement said.

The chief secretary directed the C&W department to remove speed breakers from different cities and roads. In response to the directives, the Secretary C&W directed all divisions to remove illegal speed breakers from roads and submit report till November 4.

Action on these directives has been initiated and all small and big speed breakers are being removed with the help of heavy machinery. The local community has also been warned to refrain from erecting such unjustified speed breakers on roads in future so as not to interrupt fluent traffic and the passengers are also saved from inconvenience, the statement added.