LAKKI MARWAT - The residents of Bakhmal Ahmadzai blocked Tajori Road on Saturday to press the local law enforcement agencies to arrest miscreants involved in planting a bomb outside the house of a schoolteacher in the village.

It is pertinent to mention here that police had defused a homemade explosive devise planted by unknown miscreants along the house of a schoolteacher Inamullah in Bakhmal Ahmadzai village last week.

To record protest against the incident and insert pressure on police to arrest saboteurs, the villagers led by Mumtaz Khan and other elders gathered on Tajori road and closed it for vehicular traffic. The road connecting tribal belt of frontier region with the district remained closed for some time causing nuisance for transporters and commuters.

The protesters condemned the sabotage bid of miscreants by planting a bomb beside the house of a prominent schoolteacher and said that area police with the help of bomb disposal squad averted the tragedy by defusing the explosives on time.

They demanded of the government to arrest the miscreants involved in the terror act and provide security to the schoolteacher. Later police officials rushed to the place and convinced the elders to end protest and open the road by holding successful talks with them.

Meanwhile, Regional Police Officer, Bannu, Nisar Ahmad Tanoli has said that sacrifices of police force in war against terrorism will be written with golden words in the history.

“The policemen are fighting the menace at forefront besides a number of officials and cops have laid down their lives during the last couple of years to eliminate militancy and maintain sustainable peace in the region”, he said while talking to elders and bereaved family members of Shaheed SHO Lakki Inspector Muhammad Ismail in Baz Kilay on Saturday.

DPO Muhammad Idrees Khan and other police officials also accompanied him on the occasion. The RPO remained with the family members of martyred police official for some time.  He offered fateha for the deceased official and expressed sympathies with bereaved family.

He assured that the heirs of Shaheed SHO Muhammad Ismail would get all perks and privileges under Shuhada package. He said that the police department was proud of its brave officers like Inspector Muhammad Ismail who sacrificed their lives to let others live peacefully.

He told that the gallant cops who accepted martyrdom in the line of duty were role models for the entire police force and their mission to extirpate militancy and ensure durable peace would be accomplished at all costs.

Meanwhile, the participants of a workshop for tribal journalists have urged the government to take appropriate measure to ensure freedom of press in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

A one-day workshop for the tribal journalists on the “Safety in journalism and rights monitoring training,” was organised by Intermedia Pakistan in collaboration with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) held here at Bajaur Press Club Khar on Saturday. The main objectives of the workshop were to educate the journalists working in the conflict areas about their safety and to minimise the threats facing by reporters during their professional duties. Trainers in the workshop learned the journalist about the basic techniques regarding to their safety and protection.

Dilawar Jan a senior trainer of Intermedia and well-known journalist in his lecture told that tribal journalist to should keep basic principal of safety and journalistic ethics during reporting in their area because the tribal area were the most danger place for journalists.

“The journalist in the tribal areas facing a lot of threats and challenges and only journalistic ethics could protect their lives,” he said. He highlighted the basic rights of the journalists that granted by constitution of Pakistan and urged them to should know their basic rights adding that every journalist must monitor the violation of their professional rights.